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Small businesses make a huge contribution to the U.S. economy. Nevertheless, starting a new business is risky. Lenders view loans to small businesses, particularly start-ups, as among the riskiest they make, particularly when there is little or no credit history …
Read The Personal Guarantee: 5 Ways Small Business Owners Can Reduce Their Liability
Unfortunately, most businesses must deal with non-paying customers at least occasionally. You can safeguard the time and money you have invested in your small business by taking several steps, both to lessen the likelihood of nonpayment and to obtain the …
Read Steps to Protect Your Small Business from Non-Paying Customers
There is no legal requirement for businesses to offer paid or unpaid vacation time to employees, but it is common knowledge (and common sense) that employees who occasionally take time off are more productive and engaged when they return to …
Read Ask Cari: Should My Small Business Have a Vacation Policy?
Federal law has required certain businesses to offer family and medical leave for decades. An increasing number of states have also enacted or considered passing laws requiring businesses to offer family and medical leave. For small businesses, these laws have …
Read Ask Cari: What do I need to Know About Family and Medical Leave as a Small Business Owner?
A small business that has invested substantial resources in developing a product or a customer base could be devastated if its employees then go to work for a competitor down the street or set up their own competing business. A …
Read Ask Cari: What Do Employers Need to Know about Noncompetes?
Do you have certain key employees who help make your family business a success? Keeping those employees may be essential to a successful transition of ownership and management to your children or another new owner when you retire or pass …
Read Ask Cari: What are Stay Bonus Agreements?
Name: Hillary Dragovan Position: Legal Assistant Time Period on Rincker Law’s Team: 2 months Which Office: Shelbyville Where Reside: Shelbyville What do you love most about where you presently reside? It’s a small town and tight knit community. A great …
Read Ask Hillary: Interview with Hillary Dragovan from the Shelbyville Office
Babies are expensive. Getting married is expensive. Having a wife is expensive. All of these are considerations to be had when you have support obligations arising out of a first marriage. Many people think that since the payor (the one …
Read Ask Kym: Can I Modify Spousal Maintenance in New York if I Have a Child in New Marriage?
There are a myriad of animal law issues affecting farm and ranch families who are going through a divorce (both with companion animals but also livestock and frozen genetics). Read my Fact Sheet with the National Agriculture Law Center here. …
Read NALC Fact Sheet: Animal Law Issues in Farm and Ranch Divorces
The economy is booming, which is excellent news for small businesses, right? In general, it is great news for all businesses. However, it also presents some challenges, particularly for small businesses. According to the June 2019 National Federation of Independent …
Read Attracting Stellar Employees for Your Small Business