Protect Your Family & Your Business with the Right Legal Entity

It's common to think, "I'll wait until we grow some before I spend the money to form a corporation or LLC." But delay in selecting the right legal entity when starting a small business can wind up costing a lot of money in higher taxes, as well as creating a potential legal disaster for the entrepreneur's family.

Trademarks for Proprietary Products: What You Need to Know

Franchisors that are serious about developing additional revenue streams in their franchise will ultimately explore proprietary products. By creating new products either under the...

5 Special Qualities Shared by Courageous Leaders

A leader has so many special qualities that it's inspirational when you work with them. They possess an invisible aura that radiates confidence and challenges everyone around them to achieve greater heights than they would have ever dared to try before.

An Overview of S-Corporations

The S-corporation is the most popular tax entity in the United States and the number of S-corps is increasing faster than any other type of entity. A for-profit, state-chartered corporation may elect S Corp status.

The Real Life of a Hardware Startup Founder

When does it make sense to launch a hardware startup? For Jason Morlon, it’s when the demands of career overtake the joys of life—and...

Which Business Entity Type is Right for My Small Business?

Should I opt for an LLC? Or would an S corporation suit my needs better? What about the C corporation? These questions are asked so...

Are You Ready for a Business Partner?

It can be tricky to figure out when is a good time to take on a business partner. Just the idea of bringing on...

How Long Does It Take to File for a DBA?

It’s been our experience that, for the most part, timeliness is second only to price for many of our customers. And interestingly enough, customers tend to be concerned mostly with how long it takes to file for one of three things: DBA ‘Doing Business As’ names, copyrights, and trademarks.

Learning the ABCs of the BBB

For curious and questioning consumers everywhere, the Better Business Bureau serves as a beacon, guiding them on their purchasing paths. Known as the “BBB,” the...

Don’t Trademark Your Business Name Without These 3 Tips

To protect the small business you've worked so hard for, it's important that you go through the proper channels to obtain a federally registered trademark for your name.

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