Naperville Business Lawyer Talks About the Impact of the State Budget Impasse on Small Businesses

Late last month, Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania finally relented and allowed a legislature-created spending plan to go into effect, ending nine months of impasse over the state’s 2016 fiscal year budget. In addition to providing much-needed financial relief for schools and social services in the Keystone State, the governor’s action also means that Illinois […]

Naperville Business Attorney Talks About Charitable Giving for Your Company

As a business owner, you assume a number of obligations to your staff, your creditors, and your customers. In many ways, you also have a responsibility to yourself, ensuring that your efforts are properly directed and aimed at increasing efficiency, success, and profitability. In addition to all of these concerns, you also probably recognize the […]

A Common Regret for Business Owners

Are you a visionary with impeccable organizational skills and a sharp business acumen? If so, you may be well-qualified to get a commercial new enterprise off the ground. A qualified business planning attorney can assist you in taking the necessary steps toward building a successful new company. Specifically, I can tell you that there are […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses the Success of Small Business Saturday

In what has become a cultural phenomenon, millions of Americans look forward to spending the day after Thanksgiving shopping for deals. Retailers—most especially big box stores—have turned Black Friday into a spectacle of sales and promotions, all designed to attract more and more customers, with some outlets expanding into the Thanksgiving holiday itself. Of course, […]

Naperville Business Attorney Salutes Veteran Small Business Owners and All Who Served

A quick browse through print media ads in the last week or so revealed a large number of promotions offered by restaurant chains, furniture stores, and many other companies in celebration of Veterans’ Day. Some retailers used the opportunity to run storewide sales, with lower prices available to all customers, while eateries offered a free meal […]

Naperville Business Attorney Reminds Owners to Schedule a Tune-Up

Anyone who owns a car or truck realizes the importance of regularly-scheduled maintenance. In order to keep your vehicle running properly, you need to get the oil changed, the brakes inspected, and the spark plugs replaced, among other things, every so often. Even those that do not bring their car in for regular maintenance usually […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Addresses Microloans for Small Businesses

Many would-be entrepreneurs and even some existing small business owners often struggle to find the capital they need to take the next step in growing their enterprises. In today’s business landscape, a growing number of financial institutions are hesitant to lend smaller amounts of money or to work with relatively low annual revenue companies. Despite […]

The Basics of Market Research from a Naperville Business Attorney

Your path to success in a business venture begins long before your ever open your doors to the public. For most entrepreneurs and would-be business owners, the journey begins with an idea for a new product or service, or a variation of an existing one. A raw concept, however, is rarely a sufficient foundation upon […]

CEO or President: Choosing Corporate Titles

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose; by any other name would smell as sweet.” These words of William Shakespeare from Romeo and Juliet, despite being more than 400 years old, may still ring very true for small business owners. Corporate titles can be confusing but can be an important part of a company’s professional […]

Important Considerations for Opening a Second Location

As a successful business owner, you understand the hard work and dedication that your company’s profitability has required. You have put in the long hours, worked tirelessly to understand your customer’s needs, and then dedicated yourself to meeting them. So, what now? I hear similar questions quite often from many of my clients, as they […]