Posts tagged with 'small-business-101'

Champagne Powder written over a snowflake

If you love to ski or snowboard, you may have heard of “champagne powder”, the dry, light and fluffy snow we love best. But, from a meteorological standpoint, what is it? Well, champagne powder does not actually describe a particular kind of snow crystal or water-density level, nor is it a term much used by meteorologists or snow scientists. Instead, ...

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Chalkboard with a lightbulb on it surrounded by thought bubbles

An Internet domain name can be vital to branding and marketing, so it’s important for business owners to be familiar with some of the legal rules related to domain names, including the intersection of domain name rights with trademark rights. This post also reviews actions you can take to dispute domain names that may infringe upon your trademark rights. A ...

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Buttons on an entertainment site

A good website for your business can be an invaluable marketing tool. However, if you’re not careful, you could get into trouble for using images, photos, videos and other content in violation of copyright law. Rights Granted under Copyright. Under the U.S. Copyright Act, the owner of a creative work is granted certain rights, including the right to prevent others ...

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One dollar bill

There are many kinds of tax penalties the IRS can assess against a small business, and the facts and circumstances behind when they may be applied are very different. What they all have in common, however, is they can significantly increase your tax bill!

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Comic book panel

Filmmaking is rarely a cheap endeavor. Even a “budget” independent film may require tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars to produce, market and distribute. Here are the most common ways an independent filmmaker can finance his or her project:

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The C Corp written over a skyscraper

Strategic business planning should involve thoughtful consideration of what form of business entity to use – whether a C corporation, S corporation, limited liability company, partnership, non-profit, or some other type of business entity.

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The S Corp written over a busy stret

Strategic business planning should involve thoughtful consideration of what form of business entity to use – whether a C corporation, S corporation, limited liability company, partnership, non-profit, or some other type of business entity.

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