Law and Taxes

What eCommerce Startups Need to Know About Online Sales Tax

If you own a U.S.-based ecommerce business, you need to understand your tax liabilities—otherwise, you might be in for an unpleasant surprise down the road. Here's how online sales tax laws break down by state.

By Rachel Blakely | Share This

IRS Audits: 10 Common Myths Debunked

Many small business owners fear that their limited resources and do-it-yourself bookkeeping are a recipe for an IRS disaster. The solution? Learning the truth behind common myths about audits.

By Jacob Dayan | Share This

Serving Up Savings: Tax Tips for Food Truck Owners

While the bar to entry for starting a food truck business is fairly low, there are lots of federal, state, and local tax rules that apply. Here's how to navigate your tax obligations—and save your hard-earned cash.

By Brendon Pack | Share This

Starting a New Business? Here’s What You Can and Can’t Deduct

If you’re planning to use your personal savings to launch a new business, you’ll be happy to hear that many of the costs you’ll incur are tax deductible. In this article, we’ll go through what you can and can’t deduct during the startup phase of a business, to help you spend strategically and get a...

By Cameron McCool | Share This

5 Common Workplace Lawsuits and How to Avoid Them

Disclaimer: This article is intended to be general information only. Nothing in this article constitutes legal advice. Please consult with an attorney before making any legal decisions. Many employers assume that because they are “good” to their employees, they aren’t breaking any employment laws. Although this is sometimes the case, employers are often surprised to...

By Steven Cook | Share This

Intellectual Property 101

  Disclaimer: This article is intended to be general information and nothing in this article constitutes legal advice. Please consult with an attorney before making any intellectual property or other legal decisions. Does your business have intellectual property? If someone asked whether or not your business has Intellectual Property (IP) and your answer is “I do...

By Mary Juetten | Share This

506(c) Offerings and Crowdfunding: What’s the Difference?

In the last two years, regulations set by the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) have undergone several changes. These changes were the result of the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act. The JOBS Act, as it is more commonly known, was intended, in part, “to reduce barrier to capital formation, particularly for smaller companies.” In...

By Andrea Uptmor | Share This

What Is a Benefit Corporation?

This article is part of our “Business Startup Guide“—a curated list of our articles that will get you up and running in no time! I recently wrote a post on social enterprise, discussing what it entails, and what some of the legal structure options are for a business when the focus is on a social mission....

By Angelique O'Rourke | Share This

Load more articles