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$15 Minimum Wage: How Have SMBs Been Affected?
By Adam Uzialko | January 12, 2022

When a city or state government increases the minimum wage, small business owners have no choice but to comply. How are minimum wage increases affecting small businesses?

Important Tax-Saving Tips for Small Business Owners
By Dachondra Cason | January 12, 2022

Follow these tips for a smooth, pain-free filing process this year.

Projection Mapping and the Law: What Advertisers Should Know
By Sean Peek | January 06, 2022

Projection mapping is a great form of advertising. However, it's important to understand the associated legal issues.

What Is Intellectual Property Insurance?
By Kimberlee Leonard | December 22, 2021

Without this coverage, your business could risk paying millions of dollars in legal battles.

How to Handle Non-Paying Clients
By Sammi Caramela | December 22, 2021

Contracts, lawyers and collections agencies are a few places to turn when you have clients who won't pay their invoices. Even better is to prevent the problem in the first place.

SBA Loan Default: A Complete Guide for 2022 and Beyond
By Jason Milleisen | December 17, 2021

Here's comprehensive guide to all your questions about SBA loan default, forgiveness and the SBA Offer In Compromise.

What Is Fiduciary Liability Insurance?
By Kimberlee Leonard | December 08, 2021

A mistake in fiduciary responsibility could result in a lawsuit. Protect your business with fiduciary liability insurance.

How to Handle a Business Lawsuit
By Kimberlee Leonard | December 08, 2021

A mistake in fiduciary responsibility could result in a lawsuit. Protect your business with fiduciary liability insurance.

HR Compliance Challenges Small Businesses Face Today
By Skye Schooley | December 03, 2021

HR regulations are always evolving, and businesses need to monitor them to stay compliant. Here are some common compliance challenges many businesses face today, and how you can overcome them.

What Is a Hold Harmless Agreement?
By Kimberlee Leonard | December 03, 2021

A hold harmless clause says you're not responsible for another party's losses. Here's what you need to know to protect yourself.

Hidden Gotchas in Your Business Loan Repayment Terms
By Adam Uzialko | December 02, 2021

There's more to a loan than paying your monthly installment. Look for these hidden terms and fees a lender might include in a loan agreement.

What Is Professional Negligence?
By Kimberlee Leonard | December 02, 2021

Anyone in a professional service can be accused of negligence. Having the right insurance in place is crucial.

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What SMBs Need to Know About Electronic Logging Devices
By Sean Peek | November 12, 2021

If you operate a small fleet, you may be required to adhere to new regulations.

What Are Payroll Liabilities?
By Julie Thompson | November 11, 2021

Business owners must be aware of payroll liabilities or they'll face repercussions from employees, payroll services and the IRS. Here's what you need to know.

Guide to Employer Payroll Taxes
By Julie Thompson | November 11, 2021

Employers have distinct responsibilities for payroll taxes. Learn how to calculate payroll taxes and comply with payroll tax rules.

Commercial Car Insurance Laws by State
By Kimberlee Leonard | November 08, 2021

If you're driving without appropriate coverage, you can be ticketed and fined. Find out your state's requirements for commercial auto coverage.

When Is Auto Insurance Tax Deductible?
By Kimberlee Leonard | November 02, 2021

You have several tax strategies to consider for your business vehicle and insurance deductions. Learn what you can write off for auto insurance, mileage and more.

Requirements for Keeping Paycheck Records
By Julie Thompson | November 02, 2021

Employers keep paycheck records to meet state and federal storage requirements. Here's how to manage and store records that pertain to payroll.

Credit Card Payment Processing Rules and Laws You Need to Know About
By Jennifer Dublino | October 19, 2021

Compliance is critical if your business relies on credit cards, but you need to know what the rules are and who makes them.

Workers' Comp and Taxes
By Kimberlee Leonard | October 16, 2021

There are certain tax implications for workers' compensation that every employee and business owner should understand.

How to Hire Immigrant Workers for Your Small Business
By Skye Schooley | October 06, 2021

Small businesses have a lot to think about when dealing with immigration. Here is what you need to know about hiring immigrant workers and finding qualified applicants.

What Is a Surety Bond?
By Nicole Urbanowicz | October 06, 2021

These bonds can help small business owners secure contracts with third parties. Learn how they work and how to tell if you need one.

How Workers' Compensation Rates Work
By Kimberlee Leonard | September 30, 2021

Workers' compensation rates stem from various factors, including industry risk, claims history and payroll costs. Here's what you need to know about workers' compensation, and how to keep costs down.

How to Create a Payroll Audit
By Max Freedman | September 21, 2021

Regular internal payroll audits may help you avoid external ones. Here's how to conduct them.

What Is Malpractice Insurance?
By Kimberlee Leonard | September 17, 2021

Malpractice insurance is a critical policy that all those working in the medical industry should have.

Contractor's Guide to Insurance: What You Need and What It Costs
By Max Freedman | September 17, 2021

These are the different types of insurance you need or may want as a contractor.

A Guide to Payroll Forms
By Simone Johnson | September 14, 2021

Employers are required to submit multiple payroll forms to the IRS. Be sure you're filing the right forms correctly to avoid costly fines.

Email Etiquette: 10 Ways to Respect Your Customers' Time
By Skye Schooley | August 31, 2021

Following proper etiquette in customer communications will build trust and loyalty.

5 Steps to Remove a Shareholder
By Stella Morrison | August 30, 2021

Cutting ties with a shareholder isn't simple, but it can be achieved through these five steps.