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Tax Changes and Key Amounts for the 2020 Tax Year
tax law

Tax Changes and Key Amounts for the 2020 Tax Year

Americans are facing a long list of tax changes for the 2020 tax year...and it's never too early to start thinking about next year's return.
June 22, 2020
7 Ways PPP Loans Just Got Better
small business loans

7 Ways PPP Loans Just Got Better

The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act makes a number of changes to the popular small-business loan program. See how your business might bene…
June 5, 2020
Don't Let the Drama Surrounding PPP Distract You from Running Your Business
business

Don't Let the Drama Surrounding PPP Distract You from Running Your Business

If you're so wrapped up in worry about your Paycheck Protection Program loan not being forgiven, think about the worst-case scenario. It might not be …
June 5, 2020
Thinking of Selling Your Business? 2 Steps to Get the Best Price
business

Thinking of Selling Your Business? 2 Steps to Get the Best Price

Here's what could be the difference between a lucrative outcome and disappointment for business owners now.
June 5, 2020
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8 Tips and Warnings on PPP Loan Forgiveness
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8 Tips and Warnings on PPP Loan Forgiveness

Not having to pay back Paycheck Protection Program loans is a huge benefit for small-business owners. But there are a lot of rules that must be follow…
June 1, 2020

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COVID-19 at Work: Your Legal Rights and Responsibilities
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COVID-19 at Work: Your Legal Rights and Responsibilities

Answers to frequently asked questions about coronavirus in the workplace. A pair of lawyers who specialize in employment law weigh in with some practi…
May 29, 2020
Can You Just Walk Away from a Debt-Riddled Business and Start Fresh?
business

Can You Just Walk Away from a Debt-Riddled Business and Start Fresh?

For certain doctors, dentists and other highly skilled service providers stung by the economic fallout of COVID-19, that may be an option. But it come…
May 28, 2020
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6 Steps to Finding Your Second Act in Retirement
retirement

6 Steps to Finding Your Second Act in Retirement

Whether you need to work or just want to work after you retire, these moves will help you find the right job.
May 22, 2020
Small-Business Owners Terrified of Keeping PPP Money Face Deadline Today
business

Small-Business Owners Terrified of Keeping PPP Money Face Deadline Today

The rules of the Paycheck Protection Program keep changing. And the latest rules change has some business owners thinking about giving their money bac…
May 19, 2020
The Employee Retention Tax Credit Helps Keep Workers Working
taxes

The Employee Retention Tax Credit Helps Keep Workers Working

The credit is worth up to $5,000 per paid employee for businesses financially harmed by the coronavirus pandemic that continue to keep employees on th…
May 19, 2020
5 HEROES Act Provisions with a Good Chance of Becoming Law
economy

5 HEROES Act Provisions with a Good Chance of Becoming Law

The massive federal stimulus bill just passed by the House of Representatives is "dead on arrival" in the Senate. But a few proposals in the bill have…
May 16, 2020
So, You Want to Start Your Own Food Truck Business
business

So, You Want to Start Your Own Food Truck Business

"The Food Truck Lawyer" has some words of advice for anyone curious about starting their own empire, an opportunity that could make sense in the age o…
May 15, 2020
The Stunning IRS Ruling That May Bankrupt Small Businesses That Took PPP Loans
small business loans

The Stunning IRS Ruling That May Bankrupt Small Businesses That Took PPP Loans

The Paycheck Protection Program rolled out with great fanfare to help save small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. But something the IRS jus…
May 8, 2020
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11 Best E-Commerce Stocks for Electrifying Returns
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11 Best E-Commerce Stocks for Electrifying Returns

Most of the world's best e-commerce stocks were already enjoying a tailwind from broader digital trends. The COVID-19 outbreak is simply speeding up a…
May 6, 2020
Answers to PPP Loan FAQs (Now That There's Fresh Funding for the Loans)
small business loans

Answers to PPP Loan FAQs (Now That There's Fresh Funding for the Loans)

Small business owners are getting another crack at Paycheck Protection Program loans. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about the lo…
May 1, 2020
Effective Succession Planning Leads to Business Longevity
business

Effective Succession Planning Leads to Business Longevity

An important part of owning a successful business is having a plan for what happens when it's time for you to move on.
April 27, 2020
IRS Fires Warning Shot for Audits on Small Businesses Using Captive Insurance
business

IRS Fires Warning Shot for Audits on Small Businesses Using Captive Insurance

Should small-business owners be afraid of being held captive by 831(b) rule changes? Captive insurance has been a legal tax strategy for years, but th…
April 22, 2020
15 Safe Ways to Earn Extra Cash in the Age of the Coronavirus
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15 Safe Ways to Earn Extra Cash in the Age of the Coronavirus

Coming up with extra cash to pay the bills, cover unexpected expenses, boost savings, or accelerate your flagging 401(k) as we hunker down to ward off…
April 21, 2020
Coronavirus Pandemic Reviving the Reviled Plastic Bag
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Coronavirus Pandemic Reviving the Reviled Plastic Bag

Localities that have pushed reusable bags are backing off as the plastics industry argues their disposable bags are safer.
April 20, 2020
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PPP Program Is Out of Funds — But Firms Should Keep Applying
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PPP Program Is Out of Funds — But Firms Should Keep Applying

There’s a reason the money’s all gone — the terms of the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses are generous.
April 17, 2020
7 CARES Act Tax Breaks for Businesses
business

7 CARES Act Tax Breaks for Businesses

While stimulus checks, small business loans and expanded unemployment benefits have gotten the lion's share of media coverage, there are also a number…
April 8, 2020
Build a Career As a Consultant in Retirement
retirement

Build a Career As a Consultant in Retirement

The fastest growing segment of entrepreneurs is 50 years old or older. Learn what it takes to grow your own business.
April 7, 2020
What Small Businesses Must Know About the SBA's New Stimulus Loans
business

What Small Businesses Must Know About the SBA's New Stimulus Loans

CARES Act expands select loan programs administered by the Small Business Administration. See if you qualify.
April 3, 2020
Small Businesses Should Jump on CARES Act Benefits Now
business

Small Businesses Should Jump on CARES Act Benefits Now

I've never seen anything like the CARES Act for small businesses. Here's how to take advantage of this economic stimulus opportunity.
April 3, 2020
Claim These Tax Deductions Even If You Don’t Itemize
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Claim These Tax Deductions Even If You Don’t Itemize

One of the biggest changes the 2017 tax reform law brought was a near doubling of the standard deduction.
April 2, 2020