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 […]

Wells Fargo Announces Plan to Lend $100 billion to Small Businesses

Following the 2008 financial crisis, many financial institutions were conservative when it came to extending loans to budding new businesses. In recent years, the provision of small business loans and other financial assistance to emerging entrepreneurs has become a key goal for both private and public institutions throughout the country. Nowadays the prevalent view is […]

4 Tips For Taking the Plunge and Starting a New Business

It’s not a cliché to say that small businesses are the backbone of this great country. Currently there are more than 28 million small businesses in operation in the U.S. and more than 50 percent of the U.S.’s working population is employed by small businesses. An operation for profit is considered a small business if […]

Religious Objections and the Provision of Contraception Under Employer-Based Insurance Programs

The Supreme Court of the United States has a very important case before it that could have a big impact on the obligations on an employer’s duty to deliver health insurance for its employees. The Supreme Court must determine whether for-profit corporations can refuse to provide contraception coverage, as required under the Affordable Care Act, […]

Illinois Policies Make it Difficult for Small Business Owners to Thrive

Illinois is undoubtedly home to some of the nation’s most well-known corporations. Home to Boeing, Exelon, Johnson & Johnson, and Sara Lee, Illinois has many companies operating within its borders. These large corporations are subject to some of the country’s highest corporate tax rates. Lucky for them, large corporations can pay their way out of […]