How to Start Your Business Year Strong

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It has been a tough couple of years for many small businesses, but, as the adage goes, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Small businesses that survived the challenges of 2020 and 2021—the worst pandemic in US history, a nationwide labor shortage, supply chain volatility, and rising inflation—are heading into 2022 with fresh hope. According to a new survey …

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What You Need to Know about Hiring Seasonal Employees

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Summer is a popular time for businesses to hire temporary workers. Restaurants, golf clubs, resorts, amusement parks, and other warm-weather entertainment destinations depend on the summer months to boost their bottom line for the entire year. Despite the current labor shortage in some areas, this summer is expected to see a hot labor market as people emerge from pandemic lockdowns …

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What Are Corporate Bylaws and Why Do You Need Them for Your Corporation?

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If you are in the process of starting a corporation, there are many important legal documents you must create and abide by to comply with your state’s laws and ensure that the corporation will operate efficiently. Corporate bylaws are one of the most critical documents to have in place. Bylaws lay the corporation’s foundations and include important information that your …

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Understanding Corporate Management: Who Is Really in Charge?

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When you decide to form a business, one legal entity type you can choose is the corporation. The corporation is one of the more complex but also one of the most trusted legal business forms. A key consideration is the way a corporation is managed: it has an intricate structure, built-in oversight, and a somewhat flexible ownership scheme. Corporate structure …

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What You Need to Know about Elections and Your Business

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With early voting already underway in some states and November 3 just around the corner, you may be wondering about your obligations as an employer to provide your employees the opportunity to vote. These questions are particularly important in light of the current pandemic and the high political tensions at play during this election. Here are three steps you can …

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Key Considerations for Managing a Remote Workforce

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The post-COVID-19 world will likely see a major shift toward companies maintaining remote workforces. Due to government-mandated business closures and stay-home orders, many owners and employees of small businesses have been forced to work virtually, and they have seen the benefits. Studies show that remote working increases productivity.[1] Large technology companies like Facebook and Twitter have announced that they will …

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Ask Cari: Should My Small Business Have a Vacation Policy?

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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 work. If you decide to offer vacation time to your employees, a well-drafted vacation policy will help to ensure that …

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I Need To Hire Someone for My Business; What Do I Need To Know?

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The goal of most businesses is to grow – at least somewhat.  However, in order to grow or to be able to step away from the business for a personal life, vacation, or other ventures, you’ll need help with day-to-day operations.  If you’ve never hired someone before – or it’s been a long time – don’t worry – here’s the …

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Using Business Entities as a Risk Management Tool for Your Farm or Food Business

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I enjoyed presenting at the NOFA-NY Annual Meeting last Sunday in Saratoga Springs, NY.  My presentation on “Using Business Entities as a Risk Management Tool to Help Organic Growth for your Food & Agriculture Business” is below. [slideshare id=30215443&doc=organicgrowthforyourbusiness-useofbusinessentities-140120092329-phpapp02]

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