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When and How to Use Short-Term Credit
Whether you&'re in the early stages of starting your own company or have been in business for years, at some point you&'ll probably need to borrow money. For small business owners, obtaining short-term credit lines and loans can provide the financial solution to keep the business going. However, there ... READ MORE

When to Sell Shares to Finance Your Business
One benefit of incorporating your business is the ease with which you can raise additional capital by selling stock. Public companies are subject to governmental regulations that govern initial public offerings (IPOs) on a stock exchange. Selling stock in a private company is less complicated.However, ... READ MORE

Billing Customers and Collecting Debts
Effective billing and collecting procedures are essential for any business. Getting your invoices paid on time starts with establishing your billing terms with your customers. Your invoices should be prepared and sent in a consistent manner. Invoices that are not paid in a timely manner should be tracked ... READ MORE

Small Business Administration and Other Business Loans
Equity and debt are the two ways to fund your business without taking money from your own pocket. Equity finance means raising money by offering investors part ownership in your business. Debt finance, by contrast, means borrowing money to operate or expand your business. Your company's individual circumstances ... READ MORE

Tax and Audit Issues and Your Small Business
One thing you can&'t avoid when operating a business is filing business tax returns and paying income tax on your profits. No matter how meticulous you are with your business taxes, there&'s always a possibility that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and state tax agencies will choose your return for ... READ MORE

Tax Issues and Your Small Business
When beginning a business, you must decide what form of business entity to establish. Your form of business determines the income tax return form you have to file. The most common forms of business are the sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, S-corporation, and a limited liability company (LLC). ... READ MORE

Types of Business Insurance You Might Need
Unless you prepare in advance by purchasing business insurance, certain risks could drive your small business into bankruptcy. The most important types of business insurance are property and liability insurance, although other types of insurance are also important for businesses that hire employees. ... READ MORE

Using Venture Capital to Get Your Business Off the Ground
Turning a great idea into a profitable business or taking your existing business to the next level may require a substantial amount of money that you don&'t have. As an alternative to borrowing the funds, you may want to consider equity financing such as investments from venture capital firms or angel ... READ MORE

Using Financial Records to Manage Business Finances
Keeping good financial records is important to the success of your business. The records provide a road map to show how your business makes money and pays its bills, which will help you more accurately plan for your business's future success. You also need these records to comply with state and federal ... READ MORE

Should I Use My Own Money to Finance My Business?
The majority of business owners launch their operations by using their own money to get things up and running. Even if you established your business some time ago, you might encounter a situation in which it's necessary for you to invest some of your personal cash. If you're cautious, sensible, and don't ... READ MORE

 

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Does My Business Really Need An Attorney On Retainer?

Have you ever heard the old saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”? That is exactly why every business should have a law firm on retainer. Every day, while conducting af ... Read more

3 HR Areas An Attorney Strengthens In Business

There is no doubt that the current state of politics is affecting the mood of the entire country. Many social justice and human rights issues are front and center, on the minds of many. What this mean ... Read more

2017 Ushers Sweeping Changes for Illinois LLC’s

This article was originally posted in December, 2016. Since the Illinois Limited Liability Company Act takes effect July 1st, you may find this information just as fresh now as it was 6 months ago. Am ... Read more

The Importance of Reviewing Your Employee Handbook

There are many good reasons why you would want to ask a lawyer to review your company’s employee handbook before you hand it out to your employees. While you can find useful information bro ... Read more

Reasons For Outsourcing Legal Services

Today, many organizations are seeking ways to reduce their operating costs as they consider how effectively they can manage their core functions. Part of the major requirements for most corporations i ... Read more

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