Understanding Zoning, Licensing, and Permits

When you become a business owner, you are going to find yourself confronted with a litany of new words and phrases, including legal terminology, economic jargon, and general administrative mumbo jumbo. Here are three of the most common administrative terms you will encounter when you set out to open your new business. What is zoning […]

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Top 10 Ways to Get Into Legal Trouble in Small Businesses

1) Not turning in taxes Taxes, social security, etc., must all be turned in and on time. Sales tax can be paid monthly or quarterly. If you wish to do it quarterly, you must apply for that privilege. If you do not pay your taxes on time, a late fee will be applied. If you […]

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10 Common Small Business Startup Mistakes

1) Not doing market research Market research is an essential first step to a successful business. Doing market research helps a company to avoid inflated prices and carrying merchandise that no one wants. 2) Not keeping accurate records Accurate records are necessary to write off purchases, pay your taxes, keep track of inventory, pay your […]

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How to write an employee handbook

As an employer, you are obligated to clearly indicate to your employees the policies and procedures under which your company operates. The employee manual should be written to answer questions, as well as to indicate all acceptable and non-acceptable behaviors. While this seems fairly obvious, there are a number of areas that need to be […]

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Which Financial Documents to keep and which ones to throw away

If you are a small business owner, you may find yourself dreading going to work or home because of the stacks of papers and documents you have lying around. If you’ve put everything you have into a business, you may sometimes fear that letting any piece of precious paper go may make you liable for […]

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Small business ideas

In the world of small businesses, there has almost always been a wide array of opportunities available for the right person and personality. Even in hard times, when money was hard to come by, and jobs still harder to find, people have found ways to fill needs and bring some income into their homes. Today’s […]

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How to start a nonprofit organization

First of all, why would anyone want to form a non-profit corporation in the first place? If you register your corporation as a non-profit (in other words, a 501(c)(3)), and high salaries that you may distribute will be looked at very closely. Most people consider it to be scandalous when an employee or even the […]

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Nonprofit Business Plan

People who work for non-profits know that there is never enough money to pay for optional goods and services. As a result, worthwhile programs that offer more than minimal aid to those who need assistance do not get off the ground without money and goods from “givers” and services from “doers”. There are people and […]

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Administrative Law

Administrative law is a very pertinent area of study for anyone who follows closely the actions of government and how it affects the people as a whole. The best place to start in defining administrative law is to consider what its goal is, by its mere existence. Why do we even have this type of […]

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Nonprofit bylaws

Nonprofit bylaws

Non-profit organizations can live and die by their bylaws. It is important to make sure that it reflects the sub-organization and keeps it out of legal troubles. Bylaws govern all non-profit organizations. Bylaws govern their meetings, the titles of their meetings, and the manner in which board meetings are held. Belous laid the groundwork for […]

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