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Businesses Will Fight California Bill That Would Turn Contractors into Employees

October 1, 2019

Via: Small Business Trends

Uber, Lyft and DoorDash are prepared to spend a collective $90 million against a bill that would recognize their drivers as employees rather than independent contractors, the Associated Press reported Thursday. The California bill, AB 5, would change what factors […]


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10 Rules Small Businesses Must Follow as a Result of Email Spam Laws

September 9, 2019

Via: Small Business Trends

There are nearly 4 billion active email users around the world. So it makes sense that email is one of the most popular ways for businesses to reach out to potential customers. But you cannot simply reach out to anyone […]


Legal

A New Trump Rule Could Deny Poor Legal Immigrants Green Cards. Here’s What You Should Know

August 14, 2019

Via: Fortune

The Trump administration is making it harder for poor legal immigrants to enter and stay in the U.S. The administration released a new, 837-page regulation this week that could dramatically cut the number of legal immigrants in the country. So […]


Legal

The Most Forgotten Tax Deductions Business Owners Should Take

July 23, 2019

Via: Entrepreneur

When I review a client’s tax return, I always try to grab the low-hanging fruit first–simple, easy deductions that can quickly have a big impact on my clients’ bottom lines. Here’s my power list of the most underused write-offs and […]


Legal

Attention: 13 Small Business Documents You Must Keep on Hard Copy

July 11, 2019

Via: Small Business Trends

A business entity exists under its documentation. Without the proper records, registration, licenses and other legal documents, a company is just an idea in the owner’s head. Having hard copy business documents registered in the right places make the business […]


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California to Give Health Coverage to Some Undocumented Immigrants. Here’s How It Will Be Funded

July 10, 2019

Via: Fortune

On the second night of the first round of Democratic presidential debates, all 10 candidates said they would support providing health insurance to undocumented migrants living in the U.S. Now, California is the first state to actually take steps to […]


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American Companies Plan to Leave China, How Will the Trade War Impact Your Business?

May 31, 2019

Via: Small Business Trends

Roughly one third of surveyed American companies in China will cancel or delay investments in the country due to the ongoing trade standoff with the U.S., according to a May report from the American Chambers of Commerce in China and […]


Finance, Legal

How to Find Out What Taxes Your Small Business Owes Each Year

May 20, 2019

Via: Small Business Trends

What kinds of taxes does a small business have to pay every year? When you start a small business, you might hear a lot about all the tax breaks you’ll get. While there are tax breaks for businesses, it’s also […]


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Congress Is Weighing New Banking Laws That Could Light Up the Pot Business

April 19, 2019

Via: Fortune

These are high times for the American cannabis industry. Recreational marijuana is now legalized in 10 states and the District of Columbia, and myriad products containing non-psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD)—think CBD-infused skin creams, protein bars and kombucha—have found their way to […]


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Knowing These State Employment Law Trends Will Help Keep You Safe When Hiring

April 4, 2019

Via: Small Business Trends

According to the NFIB’s February 2019 Small Business Optimism Index, 57% of small businesses are hiring or trying to hire workers. Many have job openings they can’t fill. If you’re in the market for a new employee, be sure you […]