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The recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was the first major shakeup of the country’s tax system in about three decades. In addition to bringing change for individuals, the law will also affect small businesses. Below we summarize some...

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Digital currencies, unlike traditional fiat currencies, are not backed by any government. Because cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are not issued by a central bank, they have become popular with some investors and consumers who see significant opportunities for growth and...

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When forming a startup, owners face the challenge of selecting a business entity that best fits with their personal and professional objectives. Although there are several business entities in the State of California, most startups elect to either incorporate...

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For startups, social media serves an advertising channel and a direct line of communication with its existing and prospective customers. When used correctly, social media can have a positive impact. Successful social media campaigns can peek the interest of...

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Many startups gain success through word-of-mouth and by building a reputation for reliability and for providing high-quality products or services. Customers can leave reviews on websites such as Facebook or Yelp detailing their positive experience with your business and...

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Naming a new business is often a difficult decision that many entrepreneurs may spend countless hours struggling with. The choice of a particular business name can significant legal implications and also may affect the overall success of your business....

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As we have previously discussed on this blog, limited liability companies (LLCs) have many benefits for business owners. We will now examine one of those benefits more in depth—the protection of your personal assets. In a sole proprietorship or...

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Small business owners have several choices when they are deciding what type of legal entity is best for their particular business. One legal entity that is particularly popular among entrepreneurs is the limited liability corporation (LLC). The following is...

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If you operate a business that has a bricks-and-mortar presence, your monthly lease payment is likely among the most significant of your operating expenses. A commercial lease is the document you sign with the owner of the property that...

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In recent years, many consumers have become wary of conducting business online due to hacking schemes, fraud, identity theft, spamming, and more. In order to attract business from hesitant online users, you must get them to trust that your...

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