Do I Need a Small Business Attorney for My Small Business?

Usually you do not need a small business attorney for your small business. However, some situations present themselves which probably lend themselves to finding a small business attorney. Some times you may be looking for a small business attorney include: Your Company or You Are Sued That's not too hard. Although you can usually represent yourself in court and do not need to hire a small business attorney Read More

Use a Prejudgment Writ of Attachment to Enforce Your Contract

What is a prejudgment writ of attachment anyway?  Well, what if right at the beginning of a lawsuit you could have the sheriff take assets from the other party to the contract in an amount that would satisfy a judgment on a breach of contract claim? Well, in in some circumstances and for certain types of lawsuits, you actually can do that. That is the purpose of a a prejudgment writ of attachment. The benefits to Read More

Small Business Insurance: How Much Do You Need?

There are so many choices when it comes to small business insurance, so what small business insurance do you need and how much?  In order to protect yourself and your small business, you should have small business insurance in place, the types of small business insurance and the amounts will vary, but here are some ideas of what you should consider: General Liability This small business insurance should protect you Read More

Best Small Business to Start Up

Ever wondered how to start the best small business?  I often wonder what is the most successful.  Being a small business lawyer, I see many types of small businesses and listen to many different small business ideas, but the best small business can vary widely depending on where you are, both physically and in your life, what your likes and dislikes are, are many other considerations.  Of course, every year several Read More

Small Business Idea, Add a Dash of Planning, Voila!

Got a small business idea?  Many people these days are branching out from the large corporate jobs that were the norm one or two decades ago and going it on their own.  All it takes is a small business idea and a lot of perseverance.  Of course, we all have been witness to how one small business idea can turn into multi-millions or billions of dollars, but that is the exception to the rule and not the norm.  Not Read More

Small Business Attorney: Why You May Need One

Many small business owners and entrepreneurs may want to have a small business attorney on tap rather than try to do it yourself when it comes to legal work.  Of course, I agree, there is no shortage of information offered on the internet to do your legal work yourself.  The problem I see is that my clients who come to me after they get into some sort of bind have used the do-it-yourself method instead of using a Read More

How to Start a Business

When considering how to start a business, there are many things to think about.  First, of course, you need to have a good idea or at least one you can make something out of.  Then, when deciding how to start a business, you should start to put together your business plan.  This step will put a lot of things that need to be done into perspective.  The business plan will not only lay out for you the best way to move Read More

E-Verify

 U.S. law requires companies to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States – either U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization. This diverse workforce contributes greatly to the vibrancy and strength of our economy, but that same strength also attracts unauthorized employment. E-Verify is an Internet-based system managed by the Federal Department of Homeland Read More

Employee Handbook Pitfalls; Small Business Owners Beware

An employee handbook is an important part of making sure your small business runs smoothly.  Once you start to bring on employees, an employee handbook should be drafted, maintained, and updated to reflect your current policies as well as those required by law.  When reviewing an employee handbook for a small business client, I often see provisions included that, although are mandated by law, are not applicable Read More

IRS Forgiveness Program for Employers Big Opportunity Here!

One of the many burdens employers face is payroll and payroll taxes. Some employers try to avoid the hassle and expense of paying payroll taxes by treating their “employees” as Independent Contractors. Or, they are not informed of the regulations on how to properly classify workers. Unfortunately, in most cases, workers are mis-classified; and the penalties for this oversight can drive a business into Read More