New Year, New Laws! Legal Changes for Businesses in 2019

Happy New Year! With the changing of the calendar come changes in the legal code. As of January 1, 2019, more than 180 new laws became active in Illinois, many of which impact small business owners in some way or another. You can find the entire list of new laws here, but we’ve highlighted several that affect small business [...]

2019-01-03T12:32:22+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Employers, Small Business Law|

Holly-Day Spirit

Hey y’all, it’s Ian! Since I started as G & G Law’s Executive Legal Assistant, I’ve taken more notice of small businesses and their owners. Interacting with enthusiastic entrepreneurs on the daily will do that, I suppose, and what excites me most about our clients are their stories. Every enterprise is an extension of its founder; knowing the owner’s [...]

2019-01-08T10:13:58+00:00December 20th, 2018|Business Entity Selection/Formation, Employers, Startups|

Entrepreneurs Catch A Break: City Offers A Discount On Business Licensing

#ChiSmallBiz   Most businesses in Chicago require a license from the city in order to operate, and the fees associated with this process can be expensive. In an attempt to alleviate this financial burden on entrepreneurs the Small Business Center of Chicago is offering a 2 year Business License for $125 (regularly the price for a 1 year license). [...]

Small Business: My Inspiration

Today would be my Grandma’s 94th birthday. She influenced my life in uncountable ways. One I’ve been thinking about a lot lately is her life’s work with my Grandpa: owners of the family hardware store passed down by my great-grandfather. Her name probably wasn’t listed on any official business documents, but she was just as foundational to the business [...]

2018-09-28T22:54:11+00:00June 1st, 2018|Employers, Startups|

“We Don’t Make Jokes Like That Around Here”: #MeToo, Sexual Harassment, and the Role of the Legal Counselor

As I scrolled through my newsfeed a couple weeks back and saw the stream of “Me too’s” saturating it, while I was angry and disgusted at the pervasiveness of sexual harassment and assault, I was mostly in awe of the bravery of all the women putting themselves out there to be counted. Think about the thought process and emotions [...]

2017-11-07T21:31:39+00:00November 7th, 2017|Employers, Small Business Law|