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Small Business Scams on the Rise

Watch your accounts payable and establish internal controls to protect your business from falling victim.

Originally published Published: 04.01.09 Author By Mike Coyne

Protecting Your Right to Get Paid

Mechanic’s liens can assist you in collecting from a non-paying customer; however, statutes exist in all 50 states, and the rules vary dramatically.

Originally published Published: 01.01.09 Author By Mike Coyne

Shedding Light on Moonlighting Risks

Permitting employees to "borrow" equipment is a bad idea.

Originally published Published: 10.01.08 Author By Mike Coyne

Exercise Caution With Government Contracts

Detailed records are the best defense against potential false-claims allegations.

Originally published Published: 09.01.08 Author By Mike Coyne

The Impact of Consumer Protection Laws

Being a good contractor means being truthful and fair. Know what is expected of you.

Originally published Published: 06.01.08 Author By Mike Coyne

Disability Insurance Basics

Helping companies attract and retain good workers.

Originally published Published: 05.01.08 Author By Mike Coyne

Can Big Brother Watch?

Adopting workplace privacy policies is a prudent business practice.

Originally published Published: 03.01.08 Author By Mike Coyne

Growth by Acquisition

Identifying and acquiring businesses takes finesse.

Originally published Published: 02.01.08 Author By Mike Coyne

Take Stock In Rewards

There are a myriad smart ways to reward key employees. Issuing company stock isn't one of them.

Originally published Published: 01.01.08 Author By Mike Coyne

Property/Casualty Insurance

Understanding property/casualty insurance coverages can help you stem serious loss potential for your business.

Originally published Published: 12.01.07 Author By David Myer

Pre-Employment Screening Requires Caution

To find the best people, you need to adopt good hiring practices. Pre-employment screening should be one aspect of these hiring practices. However, you need to be aware that there …

Originally published Published: 10.01.07 Author By Mike Coyne

When Soldiers Return From Service

What you need to know about military personnel's reemployment rights.

Originally published Published: 08.01.07 Author By Mike Coyne

How Effective Are Non-competition Agreements?

If you need a non-competition agreement to protect your business, you will need to get legal help and follow these guidelines.

Originally published Published: 07.01.07 Author By Mike Coyne

Take Sexual-Harassment Claims Seriously

Written policies and clear instructions are two ways to protect your business from costly claims.

Originally published Published: 06.01.07 Author By Mike Coyne

Complying With Immigration Law In Hiring

The safest way to avoid problems under the immigration laws is to understand your responsibilities as an employer.

Originally published Published: 05.01.07 Author By Mike Coyne

Getting Ready To Sell Your Business

A successful sale of any business requires planning, and some of that planning must start well before the business is even offered for sale. Here are some ideas on how …

Originally published Published: 04.01.07 Author By Mike Coyne

How to Protect Your Business Secrets

Your trade secrets may consist of customer lists, training manuals, financial records, contracts with distributors, and the like, that would be very valuable to your competition. Keep them secret with …

Originally published Published: 01.01.07 Author By Mike Coyne

Tips For Serving Alcohol Responsibly

If you are planning on serving alcohol at your business or office party, here are some planning ideas that can minimize your liability risk.

Originally published Published: 12.01.06 Author By Mike Coyne

Independent Contractor or Employee?

The Internal Revenue Service has rules for determining whether someone is an employee or an independent contractor.

Originally published Published: 11.01.06 Author By Mike Coyne

Protect Your Company with a Corporate Minute Book

Corporate minutes can help ensure that owners shield themselves from being held legally responsible for corporate business failures. In addition, they can help quickly settle inevitable shareholder disputes, smooth business …

Originally published Published: 09.01.06 Author By Mike Coyne

Why your limited liability company needs an operating agreement.

A good operating agreement can be a useful tool for running your business as an LLC.

Originally published Published: 08.01.06 Author By Mike Coyne

Be Careful with Letters of Intent

Find out why letters of intent may be binding and some practical advice when crafting them.

Originally published Published: 07.01.06 Author By Mike Coyne

Will Your Business Die With You?

Strategies for leaving your company to family members.

Originally published Published: 06.01.06 Author By Mike Coyne