How To Take Legal Action for Non-Payment of Invoices

If you run a business, whether a major corporation or a sole proprietorship, one of the biggest headaches is not getting paid on time. Accounts receivable are the lifeblood of any operation and when that spigot turns off or even slows down, it can have a devastating impact. Understanding your rights to take legal action for … Read more

How To Set Up a Sole Proprietorship

Venturing into the world of entrepreneurship is both thrilling and challenging. Among the myriad of decisions facing new business owners, selecting the right business structure is paramount. A sole proprietorship is one of the most common and straightforward business entities. Sole proprietorships are often the first choice for many budding small business entrepreneurs. It provides … Read more

How To Write a Business Contract

Entering into a contractual business relationship as a business owner requires precise legal documents. Don’t fall into the trap of making agreements haphazardly or with complete trust of the other party. Even if it’s a family member (some would argue, especially if it’s a family member), the business contract should protect your business interests. Whether you’re dealing … Read more

Document Your Invention: Why and How

It’s crucial to document your invention when you’re a small business owner and inventor. Especially if you are going through the patent process. If this is your first time creating a new product, plan how you will document your progress. You must focus on keeping good records while you work on your invention. This includes … Read more

How To Open a Moving Company in 10 Steps

One thing a business owner can be sure of is that people will always be moving in and out of their homes and offices. If your business dream is to help with these moves, these 10 steps can help you start a profitable and legal moving company. Form your LLC with confidence. Our trusted partner LegalZoom … Read more

How To Legally Change Your Name

If you are changing your last name through marriage, skip to Step 4 (Notice) to notify the Social Security Administration, the Department of Health, financial institutions, utility companies, etc. The legal name change process includes asking (petitioning) the court to use a new name by submitting a name change request. The name change process generally … Read more

How to Secure a Copyright

Creative works are not easy to produce. Fortunately, small business owners and entrepreneurs use intellectual property law to protect their creations. The creators of these works, even a startup, have intellectual property rights. One of the most used intellectual property protections is copyrights. Copyright law allows the copyright holder to take legal actions and seek legal protections. In … Read more

Protect yourself from tax scams

If there’s an issue filing your taxes, make sure you filed correctly and included the right forms.  But also be aware of scammers—Tax scams can happen any time of year. They may come as emails, text messages, or phone calls. They pretend to be and can look like they’re from the IRS, a tax company, a bill … Read more

Health coverage exemptions, forms & how to apply

You no longer pay a tax penalty (fee) for not having health coverage. If you don’t have coverage, you don’t need an exemption to avoid paying a penalty at tax time. You need an exemption if you’re 30 or older and want to enroll in a “Catastrophic” health plan. A Catastrophic health plan offers lower-priced coverage … Read more

How Crypto Coin Sales Are Rebounding After ICO Bubble Collapse

Shoshanna Delventhal is an expert in equities investing with 3+ years of experience as a business, finance, and markets reporter. Shoshanna received her bachelor’s from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill—double majoring in economics and international relations. Cryptocurrency investors are raising a fast-growing volume of money by using a new vehicle called Initial Exchange … Read more