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As we have previously discussed on this blog, a limited liability company (LLC) is the right type of business entity for many different types of companies starting in California. However, as a business owner, it is very important for...

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Many people who start their own businesses have the ambition and passion required to sell their product or service in a successful manner. However, many entrepreneurs may initially be nearly clueless when it comes to choosing the right business...

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Last month, President Obama announced his intention to use the administration’s federal rule-making authority to make significant changes to federal overtime rules. If implemented, these changes could have a significant impact on small businesses, particularly those that employ salaried...

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Many small business owners do not want to start from scratch with a unique idea. The good news is that you can still be your own boss without building a business from the ground up, as franchises can be...

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I am thrilled to be the guest speaker at the April 8, 2014 meetup in Palo Alto for the organization, Founding Moms. Founding Moms is a group that helps entrepreneurial moms connect, network, and support one another through the...

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Previously on this blog, we discussed the importance of developing an employee handbook despite the time and energy involved. Another important step for small business owners is to properly set up a system for employee personnel files when you...

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I recently contributed to a webinar hosted by Intuit that I designed to help small businesses stay HR compliant in a number of areas. The webinar is now available for viewing at this link. The major topics we covered...

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Many small business owners may not believe it is necessary to have a formal employee handbook. True, handbooks take time and energy to develop and must be updated on a regular basis. It may seem much easier to simply...

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At the start of each year, new employment laws go into effect that may have a significant impact on California businesses.  This year, all members of limited liability corporations should take note that, as of January 1, 2014, the...

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Small business owners should always be aware of all of the federal and state employment laws that may apply to their company.  Familiarizing yourself with laws regarding wages, hours, discrimination, and more not only guarantees fair treatment for your...

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