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How to Protect Your Intellectual Property

For some businesses, intellectual property can be one of your most valuable assets. It can include business names, logos, product designs, recipes, and any other product of your creativity that is exclusive to your business. Though not as big as giants like Starbucks and McDonald’s, a small business owner’s intellectualRead More

Ask Dr. Deborah | What are the legal requirements for starting a business?

Dear Dr. Deborah, I’ve talked about starting my own interior design business for many years now, and I’ve decided that my New Year’s resolution for 2017 will be to finally take the plunge. I’m fairly confident in being able to get customers and run my business. However, I’m not sureRead More

Employee or Subcontractor?

We are in a work environment where self-employment is growing by leaps and bounds. In fact, by 2020, more than 50% of the workforce will be self-employed or also known as freelancers (freelance workers). So what determines whether your worker is an employee or a subcontractor? And further, why shouldRead More

Small Biz HR | What is Ban the Box?

What is Ban the Box? An infographic by HireRight  

Mind Your Business: The Tax Code & Liability Exposures |

While various sources will probably continue to disagree about the “true” number of small businesses in the U.S., there is one voice that’s difficult to ignore or refute: the IRS. As any freelancer or independent contractor knows, come tax time, you have to file as a business whether or notRead More