Small Business Issues

Gillian Burdett
November 14, 2019 - 10:15 am
Diverse ideas are necessary for innovation and should be encouraged. Employees should not be compelled to bite their tongues at work and employers should not act like thought police. However, what if speech degrades another or conflicts with a company’s mission and code of ethics? The right to...
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Alaina Brandenburger
October 23, 2019 - 10:10 am
Firing an employee is one of the most difficult parts of being a business owner. Before letting any of your employees go, be sure you are doing so legally. Human resources laws and other business laws can make it difficult to simply terminate an employee. You need to be certain that your reasoning...
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Alaina Brandenburger
October 21, 2019 - 10:01 am
Small business owners wear many hats running a company, but doing so could leave you open to mistakes, particularly when filing and paying taxes. Inadvertently failing to comply with tax laws, accidentally violating tax codes or filling out your forms inaccurately can leave your business open to...
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Laurie Jo Miller Farr
October 11, 2019 - 9:00 am
A small business begins with an idea, most often one with proprietary rights. To protect your idea, it’s important to know what is intellectual property and the different types. Outlined below are key terms to knowing how to protect what is yours. Definitions associated with intellectual property...
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Gary Schwind
September 18, 2019 - 1:00 pm
Cyberattacks are becoming more and more prevalent, especially over the last few years. Whether the news is about stolen emails or huge data breaches, it has been virtually impossible to ignore them. While the major stories about compromised corporations and hacked email accounts make the news,...
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Mark G. McLaughlin
September 11, 2019 - 5:00 pm
Small business owners and their employees may look at freedom of speech from conflicting angles. The First Amendment to the Constitution protects individuals from government actions that could infringe upon their right to speak their minds. It does not necessarily provide the same protections to...
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Mark G. McLaughlin
September 11, 2019 - 5:00 pm
Small business owners and their employees may look at freedom of speech from conflicting angles. The First Amendment to the Constitution protects individuals from government actions that could infringe upon their right to speak their minds. It does not necessarily provide the same protections to...
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Christopher Millard
August 23, 2019 - 12:16 pm
With the economic collapse of 2008 fading from our rearview mirror, we’re left having learned some hard lessons. However, are you prepared for a less dramatic, yet considerable significant personal economic downturn? How can you protect your small business from even the slightest of economic...
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Gillian Burdett
August 16, 2019 - 11:15 am
The internet of things (IoT) has revolutionized the way we do business. Connected devices are at the junction of our physical world and the cyber world, allowing us to follow supply chains in real time, monitor physical plants and remotely control security cameras, alarm systems, thermostats and a...
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Gillian Burdett
July 31, 2019 - 12:46 pm
Launching a new business is exciting, but exhausting work. The myriad of details that demand your attention may leave you frazzled, making it easy to overlook some basic legal issues. While your business may not require a lawyer to get started, you can save yourself a lot of aggravation and money...
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