Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Ways Your Small Business Can Make Additional Money

If you are an entrepreneur or small business owner, you know how important the bottom line is. Small businesses must constantly find new ways to cut unnecessary costs and increase profits. As a business law attorney and small business owner myself, I am constantly aware of how each decision can affect the profitability sustainability of […]

How Social Media Can Benefit Your Small Business, Part Two: Making It Work for You

In a recent post on this blog, I talked about how social media marketing has exploded in popularity recently. As business law attorney and small business owner, I realize that many people have come to expect businesses to have a social media presence. Although the universe of social networking can be daunting, there are many […]

Naperville Business Law Attorney Discusses How Social Media Can Benefit Your Small Business, Part One: The Basics

Social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn have revolutionized the way small business owners brand and market their businesses. Many business owners who do not use social media to further their message know that the platforms are beneficial but are unsure as to how to implement social media marketing. Social media can be tricky […]

Naperville Lawyer on Growing Your Small Business

Being a small business owner is hard work. In my 30 years as a business law attorney and as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), I have learned many lessons. One of these is that an entrepreneur must always be thinking of new and creative ways to find success. If you are a small business owner […]

Naperville Business Law Attorney Discusses Bank’s Promise to Help Chicago

Over the last two years or so, national headlines and news reports have questioned the reasons behind the uptick in gun violence and other crimes throughout the greater Chicago region. Even President Donald Trump himself has taken notice of the severity of the problem. Many believe that the city’s crime concerns are tied very closely […]

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 […]