Small Business Lawyer Highlights New Obamacare Changes

Business law and tax law often go hand in hand. This is particularly true since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Regardless of whether they support or oppose this law as individuals, many U.S. small business owners have reasonable concerns about what the law will mean for their business, and […]

Naperville Lawyer Highlights Helpful Resource: the Illinois Small Business Development Center

When you start or run a small business, you may have several logistical concerns. Some may be best dealt with by seeking the advice and assistance of a business law attorney. However, there will be times when it is appropriate to reach out to community resources specifically designed to assist small business owners. One such […]

Naperville Lawyer Shares Insights: The Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act

When you start a small business, the advice of a business law attorney, such as the Naperville business lawyers at Gierach Law Firm, is a must. Regardless of the type of business you are beginning or operating, you will be dealing with a complex and often confusing regulatory framework. Environmental regulations, zoning laws, employee rights laws, […]

New Illinois Small Business Retirement Plan Signed into Law

Traditionally, the benefits employees receive beyond certain minimum wage requirements have been a matter determined through negotiations between businesses and their employees. However, a new Illinois law will change that for many small businesses. This new employment law will change the face of retirement benefits. New Law Will Create Retirement Plan Requirements, Even for Some Small […]

Whole Foods Market Partnering with Illinois Small Businesses

With the closing of Dominick’s grocery stores in locations throughout Illinois last year, the health food retail giant Whole Foods Market saw an opportunity to expand its existing operations in the state. In addition to taking over some of the closed Domnick’s grocery store locations, Whole Foods has also partnered with the City of Chicago […]

The New U.S. Small Business Efficiency Act

The Small Business Efficiency Act of 2013 (SBEA), also known as Senate Bill 479, is a federal law that was recently signed into law by President Obama after first being approved by the U.S. House of Representatives and then by the U.S. Senate. This bipartisan endeavor was introduced by Senator Grassley, a Republican from Iowa, […]

Spotlight: The Illinois Chamber of Commerce

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is a private nonprofit organization that works hard to protect and promote Illinois’ business climate. Created in 1919 by 24 Illinois business leaders, the ICC has championed business owners and their rights for decades. Unlike local chambers of commerce, the ICC works on impacting change and representing businesses at the […]

DuPage County’s PTAC: Small Business Technical Assistance

Located in Lisle, Illinois on the College of DuPage (COD) campus, the Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is a little known small business technical assistance organization geared towards providing help and advice to Illinois entrepreneurs and small businesses. PTAC is funded via a cooperative agreement between the COD’s Center for Entrepreneurship and the Illinois Department […]

Upcoming Small Business Workshops in Illinois

This year, Carbondale’s Illinois Small Business Development Center/International Trade Center (ISBD), located on Southern Illinois’ University of Carbondale campus, will be hosting an assortment of “Starting a Business in Illinois” workshops at different sites throughout the state. At these sessions, instructors will be discussing the essential elements for a business startup in Illinois. The specific topics […]

Security Firm to Advise New Illinois Medical Marijuana Businesses

It is expected that at any moment the state of Illinois will officially issue the first licenses to allow entrepreneurs to sell and grow medical marijuana in the state. Of course, with departing Governor Pat Quinn leaving office without awarding any licenses, the decision is now left to incoming Governor Bruce Rauner, which has left […]