This too Shall Pass…

This too Shall Pass... The last two months have been an interesting time for everyone, no matter their background, age, gender, familial situation, or financial position. I believe it is fair to say that we have all tried to learn how…

How Bankruptcy Can Save Your Business from Eviction

The current COVID-19 pandemic has led to unfortunate and recurring scenarios like the following: Ralph owns a small furniture store in a shopping center in suburban America.  The shopping center is owned by a large conglomerate, with…

What’s The Latest on The CARES Act?

Fourteen timely CARES Act considerations for small business owners. As previously said here, the second time has been indeed a charm as many more businesses have seen their PPP applications get approved this week and others have…

Legal Services of Greater Miami

Legal Services of Greater Miami Featured Business: Legal Services of Greater Miami (LSGMI) Executive Monica Vigues-Pitan, Executive Director Business Address: 4343 West Flagler Street, Suite 100, Miami, Florida 33134…

When Bankruptcy Is a Good Thing

Three components of this new law. The story, unfortunately, is a common one: Joe owns a great restaurant, the Mediterranean menu is terrific, the service is wonderful, and the place always seems packed.  But, Joe has taken out a…

Banking on You!

When thinking about exciting relationships in your life, unless you’re Scrooge McDuck I’m betting that the name of your banker is not at the top of your list.  Ah, what a difference a global pandemic and enforced working from home can make.…

Get Help From the SBA to Keep Your Business Afloat

Get Help From the SBA to Keep Your Business Afloat The current COVID-19 pandemic is also an economic crisis, with long-lasting impacts felt across all industries. Therefore, businesses must be proactive now, in order to combat and mitigate…

Understanding Your Business Investments

Without measuring and tracking business investments, business owners are missing a critical piece of information about company performance. Understanding the Cost of Your Investment Your first consideration is to ask the question:

Cash Flow Management for Small Business Owners

A requirement for every successful small business and enterprise. Cash flow management is the process by which an organization maintains control over the inflow and outflow of funds. The fundamental goal of cash flow management…

Four Basic Principles for Raising Capital

Outside investors want to understand a business' strategy as well as its financial statements. The need to raise capital from outside investors requires a great deal of preparation across multiple dimensions. Among many

Keys to Obtaining Funding

To secure funding it's essential to instill confidence with a professional and accurate financial summary Securing a loan or other private funding is all about the business owner. Can you accurately represent your financial

Work Made for Hire and Intellectual Property

Protecting a small business’s intellectual property. Protecting a business’s intellectual property fundamentally requires the imposition on employees and contractors of some level of restrictions on their ability both to disclose…

Small Business Revenue Growth and Success

For any small business managing expenses is essential, but in order to achieve success a focus on sales for sustainable revenue growth is paramount There is a strong correlation between successful small businesses, sales and

Financing Your Small Business Growth With Debt

Seven factors for small business owners to consider. 1. The Loan Amount The loan amount should include the funds needed for both hard costs and soft costs. The hard costs would include real estate, equipment, inventory, and…

Trademarks: Not All Trademarks Qualify

Principal Register, Incontestable Marks, Supplemental Register Trademarks are generally thought to be listed on the Trademark Office’s Principal Register, but not all trademarks qualify. For this reason, certain types of marks…

Small Business Corporate Governance: Fiduciary Duties

Flexible standards provide small business owners tremendous leeway in fashioning management rules. In developing their enterprise, majority and minority owners need to take stock of fiduciary duties they undertake as a matter of law with…

3 Foundations To Maximize Cash Flow

An efficient small business or organization maximizes cash flow, here are 3 foundations. If a company is to maximize cash flow - and what company doesn't want that? - it must first maximize the three foundations that generate cash

Restaurants, Part V: The Independent Contractor Trap

“Among the most significant traps for employers in every industry, including in the restaurant industry, is that of misclassifying “employees” as “independent contractor,” a practice that can expose companies and their principals to…

4 Musts Before Starting a Family Business

Here's four often overlooked legal issues you should think about before starting a family business. Starting a business can be an exciting and optimistic period in an entrepreneur's life. However, what most small business

What is Small Business Life Insurance?

Small Business Life Insurance is used to protect a business, or the family of a businessman, from the financial loss Small business owners depend on their enterprise as a primary source of family income and security, an…

Should You Rent or Buy Your Office?

There are many factors to consider before investing in real estate. Before making a purchase, talk to your real estate and accounting professionals to be sure you understand the true costs and savings, and ensure a financially sound…

What is a Trademark Anyway?

A trademark is a word or design (what most people call a logo), or a combination of words and designs that communicate the identity of the distributor or manufacturer that is the source of the associated goods or services.

Sexual Harassment in Today’s Workplace

What should small business owners do once they receive a sexual harassment complaint? As we all have seen, sexual harassment has dominated the news for months. There is no indication that the focus on

Parole for Entrepreneurs Revisited

For foreign nationals, the Entrepreneur Parole Program represents a chance to participate in the US economy.. In my April 2017 contribution to LBT, we alerted readers to a program that was due to come on line,

There Is No Money in Paying Bills…or Is There?

Small businesses which process accounts payable invoices in a timely manner will minimize total invoice processing costs. Small business-especially those that are on the cash basis for tax purposes-should pay close attention

Comparing Single Members and Multi-member LLCs

Deciding the legal form of an enterprise is one of the first questions to be addressed by entrepreneurs. In our last article, we compared the characteristics of Standard C Corporations, S Corporations, and Limited

8 Recommendations for Safeguarding Cash Flow

Safeguarding cash allows your small business to maximize cash flow. Cash, including checks, is an important aspect of many businesses. But controls such as monthly reporting must be put in place to safeguard it. If not, you

Pension Plans and the Small Business Owner

Small business owners need to understand the risks and rewards of starting a pension for employees. If you own a business, and want an easy tax deduction, many so-called investment professionals want you to open a

Parole for Entrepreneurs 

While attention has been paid to the bleak immigration landscape, there is a brighter spot. The Entrepreneur Parole Program is a hopeful step in the right direction toward attracting the brightest and best entrepreneurs to

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