Use Trusts For Continuity Planning and Avoiding Probate

Trusts can provide benefits even for incorporated businesses.

Originally published Published: 11.01.10 Author By Mike Coyne

How to Plan For Your Extended Absence

Find the best way to plan for your business to succeed whether or not you are present for the daily operations.

Originally published Published: 10.01.10 Author By Mike Coyne

Are You Using Contract Labor?

Congress considering changes to address 'worker misclassification' regarding independent contractors.

Originally published Published: 09.01.10 Author By Mike Coyne

Healthcare Reform: Readers’ Questions Answered

Changes coming this fall but recipients won't be taxes on benefits. Readers raise questions about the healthcare reform and we answer.

Originally published Published: 08.01.10 Author By Mike Coyne

Managing Fleet Liability Risk

Your fleet is an indispensable part of your business. Literally, it is your means to reach customers. It also represents a significant liability risk. These are ways to manage the …

Originally published Published: 06.01.10 Author By Mike Coyne

How to Be a Savvy Negotiator for Commercial Leases

Consider more than just the rental rate when evaluating commercial property and negotiating leases.

Originally published Published: 03.01.10 Author By Mike Coyne

Tactics for Avoiding Lawsuits

Litigation is always the result of a failure of people to deal with each other reasonably.

Originally published Published: 02.01.10 Author By Mike Coyne

Carefully Consider Coverage for Liability

Too often, customers do not appreciate that such demands for protection against damages cannot be accommodated without exceptional costs that translate into significantly higher prices for services.

Originally published Published: 01.01.10 Author By Mike Coyne

Is Identity Theft a Looming Risk For Your Business?

Companies that accept and extend credit need to comply with the new "red flag" rules.

Originally published Published: 12.01.09 Author By Mike Coyne

How to Take Control From Minority Shareholders

Several options focus on shares and voting. Also, consider alternatives before rewarding key employees with ownership shares.

Originally published Published: 11.01.09 Author By Mike Coyne

Corporate Control Can Be Complicated

Agreements among shareholders concerning corporate control must be carefully drafted and usually must comply with very specific state laws. This is one time when a competent lawyer's help is absolutely …

Originally published Published: 10.01.09 Author By Mike Coyne

Controlling Healthcare Insurance Costs

Every contractor should be watching what is happening with healthcare costs. If you already provide employee health insurance, you are well aware of how rising insurance premiums affect your business.

Originally published Published: 08.01.09 Author By Mike Coyne

Homeowners Have Limited Liability for Worker Injury

Is an hvacr contractor responsible for injuries to an employee by hazards in a customer's home?

Originally published Published: 06.01.09 Author By Mike Coyne

Protect Your Secrets

With an understanding of when and how to use confidentiality agreements, you can prevent information on your business operations from landing in the hands of your competitors.

Originally published Published: 05.01.09 Author By Stephen A. DiTullio

Laser Printing Primer

Prevent check fraud by understanding how laser checks can be altered and put technology in place to prevent disaster

Originally published Published: 04.01.09 Author By Frank W. Abagnale

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

Workplace Violence - Are You Liable?

Your employees could land you in trouble.

Originally published Published: 08.01.08 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