Category Archive: Business Website

Jun
02

Wage and Hour Q&A for Employers

What is the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? The FLSA establishes minimum wage, overtime, recordkeeping and youth employment standards for full and part-time workers in the U.S.  Here is a handy reference guide to understanding the FLSA. What is the minimum wage and am I required to pay it? As of 2011, the FLSA requires …

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May
25

Small Business Defined

In an earlier post, we discussed the definition of a small business, as issued by The U.S. Small Business Administration.  We wanted to revise and clarify the posting on what is defined as a small business.  The Federal Register provides a comprehensive listing of size standards, which apply to all SBA programs. Businesses are categorized …

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May
24

Securing a Domain Name Before you Apply for a Trademark

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We’ve already discussed the importance of seeking Federal trademark registration for your business name. Once you’ve come up with a great name for your new business, you must perform a thorough search to ensure you can use and protect that name before applying for a trademark. There is however, one very important step you should …

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Apr
17

Choosing Your Business Entity

There are 4 main types of legal entities with benefits and drawbacks to each: 1. Sole Proprietorship 2. General Partnership 3. Corporation 4. Limited Liability Company In this post, we will briefly outline the basics and discuss considerations for each of these types below. Sole Proprietorship 1. Basics:  You and your business are one and …

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Feb
11

Blogging on Your Small Business Website: Legal Snafus to Avoid

Image by Flickr user Bennylin0727 (Creative Commons) Adding a blog to your small business website is a great way to connect with customers, promote your products/services, and show up in search engines. Below are points to remember from the legal side as you are blogging: a. Any promotional information you are sharing should be accurate.  Do not over-promise …

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Jan
11

Copyrights and the Images on your Small Business Website

In today’s world most small businesses must have a website.  Many unwitting business owners simply download images they see on the internet and place them on their own website.  Either these business owners do not consider the copyright laws or assume the chances of getting caught for using an unlicensed image are slim to none.  It is important …

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