LLCs, or limited liability companies, are often used by small business owners to protect their assets and keep their businesses separate from their personal financial lives. If you are thinking of starting a LLC, below is a checklist of steps you'll need to complete before forming. Keep in mind that your LLC's requirements might vary [...]
By now, I hope we all realize that we should be constantly conducting ourselves on social media as though every person we might ever want to hire us is going to see what we post. Because, odds are, they will. Looking up someone’s social media presence is pretty much the second step after reviewing a [...]
In keeping with this week's theme of Cloud computing, today's topic revolves around its role regarding security as it pertains to small businesses. Security is one area where Cloud hosting, generally speaking, is light years ahead of most other alternatives. How so? Well, it is true that a highly competent IT team, some excellent anti-virus/anti-spam [...]
What’s not to love about bring your own device adoption among organizations? Workers are able to enjoy the perks associated with BYOD such as convenience, and companies receive an increase in efficiency while saving money. It’s a win-win, right? Well, according to Fiberlink, not always. Fiberlink and Harris Interactive recently conducted a survey that found [...]
Few decisions are more crucial to the success of a small business than choosing the right people to bring on board. While this is easy to understand in theory, far too many employers commit certain hiring mistakes that end up costing them more time and money than they can afford. That’s why it’s so important [...]
Even if you have a great idea for a start-up, a poorly written plan can shoot down your dream before it gets off the ground. Without a strong plan, there’s no way to plan for the future, anticipate challenges and opportunities, or hope for a decent chance for success. Here are some things to be mindful of as you embark on this seemingly daunting task.
Various forms are available to small businesses, and various issues can arise for businesses, such as ease of formation, liability, ownership, and others.
Some people are so eager to get their businesses started that they skip getting a business license altogether. Bad idea.
Although the federal government doesn’t regulate all business activities, it does set requirements that some companies must satisfy.
If you decide to register your business in another state besides your domestic state, this is known as “qualifying” in a foreign state.