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Small Business Lawsuit Trends

Small Business Lawsuit Trends

Thursday, May 26, 2016

In 2008, U.S. small businesses paid $105.4 billion in tort liability costs according to the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.  It’s a number we can assume has continued to grow, with more than 100 million lawsuits filed in our nation’s courts every year. From loss of customers and blemished reputations to devastating financial hardship and bankruptcy, they can cause lasting damage. Fortunately, understanding recent lawsuit trends may help you protect your small business.
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How to Avoid a 401(k) Plan Audit

How to Avoid a 401(k) Plan Audit

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

In 2015, the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), through its enforcement of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), recovered $696.3 million for direct payment to plans, participants and beneficiaries. They closed 2,441 civil investigations, 275 criminal investigations and 201,000 inquiries through the informal complaint resolution process.
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What to Look for in a Tax Preparer

What to Look for in a Tax Preparer

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Tax time is upon us once again. Whether your financial circumstances have changed, you’ve gotten married (or divorced), or you’re just tired of filing on your own, a professional tax preparer can help. Consider these tips for choosing a good one.
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Questions to Ask Before Passing a Car Down to Your Child

Questions to Ask Before Passing a Car Down to Your Child

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Your teenager just got his or her driver’s license and is begging you for a car. You’ve been thinking about buying a new one anyway, so you decide to give him your current ride. After all, an older vehicle should cost him less to insure as well as repair if he gets in an accident. Problem solved, right? Not so fast.
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Keeping Your Marketing Emails Out of the SPAM Folder

Keeping Your Marketing Emails Out of the SPAM Folder

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Do you use email to advertise your business? If so, those messages are subject to rules established under the CAN-SPAM Act. Signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2003, it applies to all commercial email messages that advertise or otherwise promote a commercial product or service.
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