Consultant’s Corner: Business Entity Selection

Question: “How should I go about choosing a business entity type?” Many small businesses are structured as unincorporated sole proprietorships and General Partnerships due to their formation and maintenance simplicity and costs; however, the primary disadvantage with a sole proprietorship or General Partnership is that it is not a separate legal entity, even when it […]

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Consultant’s Corner: Home-Based Business Insurance

Question: Would our homeowner’s insurance cover the entire inventory of our home-based business, or do we need additional insurance? In our experience, it is unlikely that your existing homeowner’s insurance policy covers any of your business assets or liabilities, particularly significant amounts. You would have to speak with your homeowner’s insurance agent to determine if […]

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Insuring Your Home Based Business

Do you operate a business out of your home? Have you specifically covered your business assets? If you haven’t, you have a potential problem. Fact: A typical homeowners policy does not cover your business. Your coverage for business assets in your home is probably limited to $2,500. Coverage of liability due to a business activity […]

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How to Negotiate a Personal Guarantee

Personal Guarantees are a part of doing business. You need a loan, you seek a loan, and the lender requires a guarantor to sign the loan agreement. There are no ways around this. However, there are ways to negotiate a deal so that your personal assets are not entirely at risk of being liquidated in the […]

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What is Liquor Liability Insurance?

Any business or individual that manufactures, distributes, or uses alcoholic beverages is at risk of being held liable for the actions of drunk patrons. Although this risk can occasionally affect individuals at home, it generally applies to commercial enterprises such as restaurants, bars, package stores, private clubs, and sports facilities. Liquor liability is a serious […]

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Consultant’s Corner: Protecting Your Business from Employee Theft

Q: I’m looking to start a new mobile auto detailing business. My biggest concern is protecting my business, particularly from employee theft. What can I do in my hiring procedures? Effective hiring procedures are important for every employer; however, since you will have employees taking company assets off premise, handling customer cash payments, working on […]

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