Messaging surrounding doing business during the coronavirus pandemic is starting to turn the corner. What has continually been referred to as a “trying” and “unprecedented” time is slowly shifting into “a time like this” according to a recent survey from QuickBooks.  Within the next 12 months, 72% of individuals surveyed by QuickBooks reported they are…

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We all know that one person who loves to complain. It feels as though they always have something negative to say about the food, or the service, or whatever they deem sub-par that evening. As much as this type of person may annoy you personally, small business owners should love the complainer. In fact, embracing…

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What comes next after an entrepreneur forms an LLC for their startup? Small business owners may prioritize registering for a trademark or filing for an employer identification number (EIN) next. If you already have obtained these assets, it’s time to look into preparing an operating agreement for your business. What’s An Operating Agreement? An operating…

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I’ve been athletic my entire life. Growing up in Southern California, I loved to exercise. I taught aerobics throughout college, law school, and business school. From Pilates classes to taking “walking lunches” at work, I am, quite literally, always on the go. My husband and two teenage sons also love sports. We play soccer together…

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Some businesses use the summer months to kick back and relax after all their hard work in Q1. Others spend these laidback months strategizing their initiatives for the remaining year. For some startups, their next move might be to literally move—with plans to expand their business and incorporate in another state. Incorporating in another state…

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Business management is plagued with stereotypes. Managers are portrayed or seen as incompetent, aloof, or out of touch with the office. Just look at Lumbergh from Office Space, or the Pointy-Haired Boss in Dilbert. Now, for the most part, these are just caricatures of the worst traits in managers and bosses, but there is a…

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There are some customers that just want to be heard. We all know the type—they aren’t so much upset with your company as they just want your company to hear them out. In fact, these types of customers are typically easier to handle than customers who are truly upset at your company. You can tell the…

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Generally, businesses need a Federal Tax ID number or an Employer Identification Number (EIN) to legally conduct business. Whether a sole proprietor or a corporation, an EIN is necessary. This number is used to identify a business entity for tax purposes and is fairly simple to obtain. The IRS supplies multiple ways to apply for…

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