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|

New Laws for Businesses in 2021

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, only three new laws take effect this year that affect Illinois businesses. The statewide minimum wage increased. The minimum wage in Chicago will increase this summer. Chicago has also extended some licensing and permitting deadlines. New Laws for Businesses in 2021 Normally a new year brings a bevy of new laws. Last [...]

2021-01-13T10:32:31-06:00January 13th, 2021|Employers, Employment Issues, Small Business Law|
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