I am sure that you are expecting this, but an Internship Agreement. True story time: Yesterday (no exaggeration) a client sent me an email in a panic because a seasonal intern had submitted for unemployment. They had received the Notice of Unemployment Insurance Claim Filed and did not know how to respond. But they created […]

What Businesses Should Have in Place Before Hiring Unpaid Interns

Do you ever receive cryptic emails from clients, late-night texts, and “urgent” calls? Have you ever considered if any of these are non-negotiables? Which of these do you believe are impeding your work-life balance (or rather doing business the way you want to do business)? Now list your non-negotiables: 1.2.3. Now let’s shift your focus, […]

What are your Non-Negotiables?

Privacy policies, you know you have seen them, but do you have one for your website? Well what is it? A website privacy policy notifies users how your business will collect, store, use and protect their personal information. We all know in a world of hacking and scams, keeping our personal information is so important! […]

Importance of Website Privacy Policies

One of the most common ways to advertise and market products and services in social media is to use celebrity or consumer endorsements and testimonials. Like other types of advertising, endorsements and testimonials must be truthful and not misleading. In 2009, the FTC released a new version of its Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media Advertising

Success is setting priorities, not goals! Success is an innately personal journey guided by the seasons of life. Do not shy away from your pursuit of success, financial abundance or feel shame in contentment. The journey is a daily practice that begins with honestly identifying where you currently are and where you want to go. […]

Define Success in Ten Steps

Do I have the right support system for my business? While asking for help may not be our strong suit, in business we all need a little help sometimes. It’s impossible to be an expert in marketing, accounting, legal and everything else you need to keep your business running and flourishing. Instead of seeing these […]

5 Legal Questions Mindful Business Owners Ask

Do you have an independent contractor or are you considering hiring one? If so, this lengthy article is worth the read! Companies can avoid significant wage, tax, and other obligations by engaging independent contractors instead of employees. Using independent contractors can result in considerable cost savings and increased workforce flexibility. Individuals often choose to become […]

Are They An Independent Contractor Or An Employee?

Two basic principles of advertising law apply to all types of advertising in any media: • Advertisers must have a reasonable basis to substantiate the claims they make in their ads.• If an advertiser needs to disclose information to prevent an ad from being misleading, these disclosures must appear in a clear and conspicuous manner. […]

Basic Principles of Advertising

Finding the right office space can be a daunting task for a tenant. There are several issues that should be addressed when identifying the office space and during the leasing process, but before the final lease is signed. This Checklist identifies certain pertinent pre-signing matters that a tenant should consider before finalizing its lease. This […]

Before You Sign Your Lease

Congratulations you are about to officially form your business! How choosing an LLC will benefit you: • This structure can cover just you or multiple owners • Few formalities to follow to maintain protection from personal liability • Less formal structure than a corporation • No annual meetings or filings required • Flexible tax options […]

How to Form a Limited Liability Company “LLC”