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Are You Able to Be a Visionary at Your Company?

Posted on July 14, 2022

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Most small and medium-sized businesses begin as an idea. Over time, that idea is developed and refined into a thriving company. Most entrepreneurs are dreamers at heart. However, they are forced to focus on more practical, immediate matters when building their businesses. Unfortunately, many business owners and business leaders find themselves so busy dealing with day-to-day business operations they no longer have time to be the visionary they once were. If this situation describes you, it may be time to reevaluate how you spend your time. Are you taking on […]

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Review Your Business Contracts Frequently to Ward off Problems

Posted on July 7, 2022

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Contractual relationships are the backbone of a successful business. Unfortunately, many business owners are stretched so thin that reviewing contracts gets put on the back burner – especially during these chaotic times. It can be easy to overlook contract renewals or proceed with a renewal without updating or negotiating the contract terms. Business contracts should be checked frequently to account for changing needs, increased expenses, and other concerns. Failing to regularly review and modify contracts as needed can cost business owners precious time and money. Contract Review and Negotiation is […]

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Coping With Inflation During Already-Challenging Times

Posted on July 5, 2022

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In May 2022, consumer prices in the United States rose 8.6 percent – the fastest rate in over 40 years. Inflation has touched nearly every aspect of Americans’ lives, and few have felt the effects more powerfully than business owners. A study conducted by the National Federation of Independent Business found that 33 percent of business owners cite inflation as their number one business concern. When combined with labor shortages, supply chain issues, and other concerns, it is no surprise that many businesses are struggling. Small and medium-sized businesses are […]

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A Helpful Option For Small and Mid-size Businesses

Posted on June 16, 2022

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There is no doubt that many small and medium-sized businesses are currently struggling. In addition to typical business concerns like compliance issues and customer service, businesses must also contend with skyrocketing costs and labor shortages. Large companies have in-house legal counsel who are dedicated to addressing the company’s legal needs. However, small and medium-sized businesses typically cannot afford to have a full-time lawyer on their team. These smaller businesses often try to handle legal matters on their own or hire an attorney ad hoc after they have gotten into legal […]

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Utilizing A Business Strategist in Challenging Times: Find a Qualified Outsourced General Counsel

Posted on June 7, 2022

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To say that the last couple of years have been a whirlwind of change is an understatement. Between the pandemic, record-high inflation, supply chain issues, and labor shortages, many business leaders are feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about the future. Simultaneously, many employees are leaving their jobs in search of better pay, more flexibility, and work-from-home opportunities. The mass exodus of workers has been dubbed “The Great Resignation.” Many business owners and managers have been left struggling to find enough staff to keep their doors open, let alone strategize for long-term […]

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Do You Need a Contingent Beneficiary on Your Estate Planning Documents?

Posted on June 2, 2022

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Estate plans allow you to pass on assets of both financial and personal value to your loved ones upon your death. The individuals you choose to designate assets to are called beneficiaries. Choosing beneficiaries and deciding how to distribute your possessions is no easy feat and there are many different factors to consider. This is why most estate planning lawyers encourage people to take their time and weigh their options carefully when creating a will, trust, or other estate planning document. When choosing beneficiaries, many people overlook a crucial question: […]

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Who is Handling Legal Issues At Your Business? 

Posted on April 28, 2022

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Many times, small and mid-size business owners try to tackle legal issues on their own. They may pass on legal matters to their Chief Financial Officer or hire ad-hoc attorneys as issues crop up. The problem with these approaches is that if you are doing it yourself, then you are taking away your time to be the visionary for your company. Furthermore, legal matters are complicated, and making mistakes can lead to serious financial consequences. If you pass legal issues on to your CFO, you have them wear too many […]

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Have You Included Your Pets in Your Will? 

Posted on April 27, 2022

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Whether it is your fluffy cat, loyal dog, or prized pony, you need to think about and plan for who will take care of your pets should you become incapacitated or pass away. It is important to find the right people to care for your animals and the right homes for them. It is also important to discuss those plans with the intended caregivers since not everyone has the desire or ability to take care of pets.  Animal Companions in Your Estate Plans Taking care of pets can be expensive, […]

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Keeping Employment Matters Under Control 

Posted on April 12, 2022

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Businesses across the country are dealing with staffing issues during these unprecedented times. As a business owner, having proper documentation can prevent many different issues with staff. Providing your staff with clear job descriptions, goals, employment conditions, reviews, handbooks, and other employment materials helps them understand their responsibilities. Ultimately, proper documentation helps grow your business.  Furthermore, having things in order and properly documented can make transitions easier and help you avoid lawsuits down the road. Business owners and partners often find that having an outsourced general counsel can help address […]

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The Tax Consequences of Leaving No Will or Estate Plan

Posted on April 7, 2022

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This time of year, everyone is thinking about taxes, but taxes are something you should plan for long before April 15. When you do not leave a will or, better yet, a full estate plan, you may incur tax consequences that take money away from those you love and want to take care of. By planning ahead and using the correct financial instruments, you will be able to reduce your tax burden and have more control over your assets.  Why Have a Will and Estate Plan?  Without a will, your […]

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