Naperville Business Attorney Discusses Choosing Your Successor

Family-owned businesses represent a significant portion of the American economy and are a proud tradition for many families. According to national estimates, family-owned companies comprise 90 percent of businesses nationwide and are responsible for more than 60 percent of the jobs in this country. As a business law attorney, I have helped many business owners, […]

Naperville Business Lawyer On Chicago’s Rising Minimum Wage

Over the last several years, all around the country, fast-food workers and other hourly employees have been attempting to raise public awareness regarding the perceived need to raise the minimum wage. While the debate over minimum wage is often intertwined with politics—as in, Candidate A promises to raise the minimum wage while Candidate B does […]

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 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 Small Business Attorney Discusses Potential Family Business Hazards

Throughout the business world, there are many stories of family-owned companies that started small and grew to become social and corporate icons. Famous examples include The H.J. Heinz Company, S.C. Johnson, and the Ford Motor Company. However, owning and running a family business can be extremely challenging, and determining appropriate roles within the company for […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Addresses Upcoming Health Care Challenges

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, continues to impact large corporations and small business owners across the nation. The legislation, often referred to as Obamacare, was signed into law in March 2010, and over the last five years, provisions of the Act have been slowly rolled out and put into effect. As […]

Net Neutrality is a Win for Many Internet Companies

While many of the internet-based companies we think of today, like Google or Facebook, are now massive international businesses, they all started small. And every day new entrepreneurs are striking out on the world wide web to start new internet businesses, ranging from online merchants to those who will ultimately provide us with services most […]

What Does the New Republican Led Congress Mean for Small Businesses?

The power shift that has occurred as a result of Republicans gaining control of the U.S. Congress could provide small businesses in Illinois much needed relief with regards to federal taxes and other regulations. However, though Republicans have gained a majority, the possibility of new laws and reforms being passed could be impeded by both […]

The Effects of the Hobby Lobby Decision on Small Businesses

The United States Supreme Court’s (SC) ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby has had a polarizing effect throughout the United States. While some celebrate the decision as providing expanded legal protections for a business owner’s religious freedom and liberty, opponents attack the ruling as being antiquated and devastating to women’s reproductive rights. Others cannot wrap […]

Guerrilla Marketing 101 for Small Businesses

Guerilla marketing a is business strategy that uses non-traditional low-cost means in order to draw attention to a product, idea or service. In the past, guerilla marketing tools included flyer postings, graffiti, and sticker/ad bombings. However, in today’s digital age, guerilla marketing techniques have expanded to the use of social media networks, such as Instagram […]