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Making an S Corporation Election as a Married Business Owner

Posted on: September 4th, 2018
If you’re a married business owner and you want your business to be taxed as an S corporation, there are several things you need to know....

Should your child’s guardian and trustee be the same person?

Posted on: September 4th, 2018
If you have overheard any discussion about estate planning, you have likely heard the words “guardian” or “trustee” tossed around in the conversation. When it comes to estate planning, who will be ultimately in charge of your minor child is an important decision that requires consideration of many factors. Although there is no substitute for you as a parent, a guardian is essentially someone who steps in as a parent, assuming the parental role and raising the child through adulthood. A trustee, on the other hand, is in charge of managing the financial legacy that has been left behind for the minor. As a parent, you need to take into account the characteristics needed for each role....

Business Trademarks: What’s Really in a Name?

Posted on: August 21st, 2018
If you’re thinking of starting a business (or already have a business in the works), make sure that the name you use is not already taken. Original names are essential for three reasons....

Who Should Be Your Successor Trustee?

Posted on: August 21st, 2018
If you have a revocable living trust, you probably named yourself as trustee so you can continue to manage your own financial affairs, but eventually, someone will need to step in for you when you are no longer able to act due to incapacity or after your death. Your successor trustee plays an important role in the effective execution of your estate plan......

How to Choose a Guardian for Yourself

Posted on: August 14th, 2018
Every day we make hundreds of decisions from what to eat for breakfast to where we go on vacation. With each passing day, there are more choices to be made. But, what will happen if you can’t make decisions for yourself? Before that time comes, there is one important decision you need to make. Who do you want to serve as your guardian?...

4 Social Media Mistakes that May Put Your Company’s IP at Risk

Posted on: August 14th, 2018
Being active on social media is hardly a choice anymore for small to medium sized businesses—it’s a given. After all, your customers are there. Connecting with your target audience in the social web can boost your brand and level the playing field between you and big competitors with larger advertising budgets. But before you rush out to tweet a deal or share pics of your new logo on Instagram, take a minute to learn about common mistakes smaller businesses make with their intellectual property (or IP) in social media—and how you can avoid them....
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