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How to Choose an Attorney Answering Service
By Adam Uzialko | December 19, 2019

Here's what to look for when choosing an answering service for a legal practice.

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How to Build a Business in the Legal Gray Zone
By Chris Porteous | December 15, 2019

Industries like cannabis are taking off, but how difficult is it to start a business in a legally gray area like this? Here's how to start.

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Surviving Open Enrollment: A Four-Step Health Insurance Guide for Small Businesses
By Jason Hargraves | November 29, 2019

Open enrollment is a time of year when employees can choose, drop or change their employer-sponsored health care coverage.

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HR Compliance Challenges Small Businesses Face Today
By Dennis O’Keefe | November 18, 2019

HR regulations are always evolving, and businesses need to monitor them to stay compliant.

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SBA Loan Default: A Complete Guide for 2020 and Beyond
By Jason Milleisen | November 04, 2019

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

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How to Quickly and Easily Make Your Website GDPR Compliant (And Why You Should Immediately)
By Jared Atchison | November 01, 2019

Find out how you can easily implement GDPR policies to your website to make it compliant. This article breaks down the basics of the GDPR act, why you should implement it and how to make several...

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The Benefits of B-Corporations and the Simple Steps to Achieve Certification
By Anthony Gold | October 24, 2019

B-corporations are good for employees and customers, and good for the world. It's a commitment to creating a positive impact with lasting results.

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From Wine to Winning: A True Story of Standing Up to Litigation Bullies
By Regan Kelaher | October 03, 2019

Regan Kelaher has learned a lot in the last two years, and she is sharing the lessons she learned from a legal nightmare.

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Can You Patent or Trademark Your Original Recipes?
By Mona Bushnell | September 23, 2019

You definitely need to keep your restaurant's recipes secret. Here's how.

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How to Create an Accessible E-Commerce Website
By Nathan Resnick | September 16, 2019

Learn how you can make your e-commerce website accessible for consumers with disabilities.

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The Best States for Starting a Business in 2019
By Travis Crabtree | August 20, 2019

Here are four states where you should consider starting a business.

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What Is Cyber Insurance?
By Andrew Rinaldi | August 02, 2019

Here's what small business owners need to know about cyber liability insurance.

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What Is the Paycheck Fairness Act and How Will it Affect Your Small Business?
By Katharine Paljug | July 08, 2019

The Paycheck Fairness Act would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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Why Every Startup Needs Workers’ Comp Insurance
By Chris Porteous | May 16, 2019

You may be surprised, but every single state requires businesses to have workers' comp.

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The First Step of Selling Your Closely-Held Business
By Stephen Albert | April 26, 2019

Selling a business requires a team of experts.

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Preparing for the Worst: How to Make Sure You're Ready for Unforeseen Bumps in the Road
By Evyatar Sagie | April 17, 2019

It is critical you are prepared to handle any issues that come your way.

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Small Business Structure Drives Debt Responsibility in Partnerships
By Matt D'Angelo | February 26, 2019

The Business.com community asked what happens with outstanding debt and former business partners. Depending on your business's structure, former partners could be on the hook for unpaid debts.

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Protect Yourself: LegalZoom Lawyer Discusses How to Shield Your Business From Potential Lawsuits
By Chad Brooks | February 08, 2019

Legal compliance in HR issues should be a top priority for every business.

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When to Upgrade Your Business Structure
By Lori Fairbanks | February 05, 2019

Taxes too high? Worry about liability? It may be time to upgrade your business structure.

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How to Get a License for Your Construction Company
By Evyatar Sagie | November 26, 2018

Avoid fines by making sure you have the proper licenses and permits in place.

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The Tax Man Cometh: New State, Federal Laws Usher in Changes for Amazon FBA International Sellers
By Joshua Ashman Ephraim Moss | October 11, 2018

New state and federal laws hold significant changes for Amazon FBA international sellers.

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Drinking on the Job: Small Business Guide to Creating an Office Policy
By Paula Fernandes | August 27, 2018

Serving alcohol in the office can be a nice perk, but there's a lot to consider first.

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The 6 Most Common Legal Mistakes Made by Newbie Entrepreneurs
By Lee Drizin | August 15, 2018

Legal mistakes are costly, but some can be devastating for your business.

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The 10 Biggest Litigation Mistakes Companies Make
By Joseph Saltiel | July 18, 2018

Should your business find itself in legal trouble, avoid these pitfalls.

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A Guide to Small Business Overtime Laws
By Adam Uzialko | June 18, 2018

Find out who qualifies, how much they must be paid and what it will cost you if you don't.

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Your Company Carpool Incentive Could Be Exposing You to Legal Liability
By Paul Cannon | May 08, 2018

Employers with a carpool incentive could be liable for employee negligence on the road.

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Why Does Power Abuse Persist?
By Petrina Coventry | May 04, 2018

It's important to understand the psychology of abusers and their supporters.