New Laws in 2022

In 2022, several new laws went into effect in Illinois that could impact your business. In this blog post, we will dive into each of those new laws and how they may affect you, although this is not an exhaustive list of every law effective this year. If you have any questions about what these laws mean for your [...]

2022-01-19T13:22:18-06:00January 19th, 2022|Small Business Law|

1099s For Lawyers

1099s For Lawyers This is a guest post by Jill Ulett of Accounting Girl, LLC Although you are not required to send 1099s to corporations, there is an IRS requirement to send 1099s to all attorneys regardless of their corporate status. There are two different ways to complete the 1099 depending on how the attorney/firm was paid, and the [...]

2021-12-08T10:19:47-06:00December 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|

S Corp: Is It Right For Me?

S Corps may seem complex, but they are actually a quite simple tax designation. Not all small businesses will benefit from an S-Corp designation, and the decision to file as one is very individualized. If filing as an S Corp is right for your company, it is not a complicated process; just follow the timeline! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfQ9MHXHo-s This article was [...]

Commercial Leases: Top 6 Issues for Businesses

A well-negotiated commercial lease can lead to a happy landlord-tenant relationship. However, unlike residential leases, commercial leases contain very few protections for the tenant. Sometimes you can negotiate for favorable terms. Sometimes your best option is to walk away. https://youtu.be/Ain0MvrTqbM This article was derived from a livestream with Michelle Green and attorney Rebecca Lyon. The Commercial Lease: Top Six [...]

2021-07-12T11:40:11-05:00July 12th, 2021|Small Business Law|

Trademark Troubles: Office Actions 101

Trademarks are a key part of people's businesses, protecting their names, logos, and associated phrases. Office actions are like roadblocks to getting your trademark registered. Some office actions are easy to predict and get around, but others might force you to find a new path to registration. https://youtu.be/31GhmJurvpk This article was derived from a livestream with Michelle Green and [...]

2021-08-05T12:20:34-05:00June 23rd, 2021|Small Business Law, Trademarks|
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