Law and Taxes

Should You Patent Your Idea?

You and your team have invented something unique. You have a hunch that this could be the next big thing. Should you protect your idea by filing a patent?

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How to Form an LLC

An LLC can offer small business owners the best of both worlds. Here's the rundown on how to form an LLC, or limited liability company.

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How to Prep Your Business Before Tax Season

Tax time will be here before you know it—so we're sharing some easy-to-implement tips that will help make filing your business taxes a breeze.

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Why Should Small Business Owners Think About Ethics?

As a business owner, tough decisions come every day—but are you handling things ethically within your business, and making ethical business decisions?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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You've invented something unique. You have a hunch that this could be the next big thing. Should you protect your idea by filing a patent?