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Turkey Day Truths

Turkey Day Truths

Although Thanksgiving is a long-standing tradition, there might be a few things you still don’t know about the holiday. As you prepare to gather around with family and friends, let us leave you with some fun legal facts to share over the dinner tab… Read More
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Spreading Awareness

Spreading Awareness

Did you know that in 2008, Congress declared the third week in October as National Estate Planning Awareness Week? Estate planning is a critical component of financial planning but is often overlooked or pushed off for “another day.” It has been… Read More
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What Makes Us Great

What Makes Us Great

Small businesses in America represent over 99% of the country’s employers and nearly 50% of all private-sector jobs.  Workers are not just cogs in a wheel, clocking in and out.  They are critical to making businesses profitable and to the overall… Read More
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Keep Me Logged In

Keep Me Logged In

While developing your estate plan, a best first step is to identify your online accounts. And that’s a perfect time to consider the security and storage of your passwords as well. Most people don’t have hard copies of account statements anymore b… Read More
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The Risk of a Guarantee

The Risk of a Guarantee

Signing personal guarantees for business obligations is not uncommon for closely-held business owners. However, such guarantees put the personal assets of business owners at risk. If you are asked to sign a personal guaranty for your business, consid… Read More
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Social Skills

Social Skills

Connecting with your clients and customers through social media helps level the playing field between small and large businesses. But how can all businesses avoid making disastrous mistakes on social media that may have legal consequences? Planning:… Read More
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Keeping Your Trade Secret…

Keeping Your Trade Secrets a Secret

A trade secret is confidential information that is legally protected, used in a business, and gives your company a competitive edge.  The most famous examples include the formula for Coca-Cola, Google’s search algorithm, and the New York Times’… Read More
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Breaking the (Tax) Code

Breaking the (Tax) Code

The reforms in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act represent the most sweeping tax overhaul in 30 years.  Here are some of the most important changes that may affect your business: Qualified Business Income Deduction. Many owners of pass-through businesses, s… Read More
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Your Vote Really Does Cou…

Your Vote Really Does Count

Your single vote can make a big difference. Did you know that during the last few years in the U.S., several races have been decided by a single vote or ended in a tie? 2017: A Virginia House of Delegates race ended in a tie out of more than 23,000 v… Read More
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Confidentiality is Always…

Confidentiality is Always on the Clock

Many businesses hire contractors to perform specific services after business hours, such as an office-cleaning services.  If you have concerns about the confidentiality of your business or client information that the contractors may come across in t… Read More
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