Planning for Your Business Articles

Learning to Flourish, Even in a Financial Crisis

Maybe you, like many of us, have been raised to think that the safest way to live in the working world is to have a good career and a steady paycheck. This financial crisis is challenging that framework for many people. Even if you had a steady job, and even if you...

Should My Business Be an LLC?

Many small-business owners have heard that they should operate their business as an LLC (limited liability company). But is that true for you? Three major factors you should consider in choosing a type of business entity are liability protection, taxation, and...

Why Every New Business Needs a Lawyer

... and How to Find a Great One! Chances are if you are an entrepreneur, you have a little “issue” when it comes to controlling everything about your company -- in other words, you find it hard to trust others when it comes to your “baby.” I understand. I was raised...

$150,000 Risk: Know the Difference Between an Employee and an Independent Contractor

The IRS and the state of California have both stepped up their enforcement action against business owners who misclassify employees as independent contractors. A colleague's friend, a small California business owner, was recently fined $150,000 for Worker’s Comp Fraud...