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Broadening Horizons: Independent Contractors

Because independent contractors are a specialized class of worker, however, you just want to remember to follow certain legal guidelines as you sign them up for projects. Read more

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A Matter of Type: Your Business Entity

Your business entity choice will then come down to a few factors: taxes, liability and business records. Read more

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10 Legal Steps Every Small Business Should Take – Small Business Legal Toolkit

SCORE is proud to partner with Rocket Lawyer to provide information and resources to help you with small business legal matters. Read more

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Nonprofit Purpose and Tax-Exempt Status

March 7, 2019,

For many nonprofits, tax-exempt status is everything. The first step in obtaining tax exemption should be defining your nonprofit’s purpose.

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Drafting a Will: Estate Planning for Small Business Owners

Put together a business estate plan that covers your company’s assets, trade secrets and organizational structure so that forces beyond your control don’t slow it down. Read more

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7 Legal and Financial Steps to Closing Your Small Business

March 5, 2019,

Exiting a business requires filing paperwork to officially dissolve your business with the state and taking care of other legal and financial formalities.

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Protect Your Secrets: The Non-Disclosure Agreement

A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) helps keep your business’s private information under wraps so that you’re the only one who capitalizes on your inspiration. Read more

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Covering Your Back: The Buy-Sell Agreement

Investing a little time and energy into what’s known as a buy-sell agreement can create rock-solid protections for your business in the face of life’s many changes. Read more

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5 Legal Mistakes Every Startup Should Avoid

Entrepreneur and attorney Charley Moore, the founder and Executive Chairman of Rocket Lawyer shares five common legal mistakes startup entrepreneurs make and how to avoid them: Read more

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Define Your Structure: Corporate Bylaws

Along with articles of incorporation, corporate bylaws provide a major--if not the major--foundation for your small business. Read more

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How to Increase Impulse Sales for Your Store

Research has shown that consumers spend $5,400 a year on impulse purchases. So how can retailers improve merchandising to take advantage of impulse buyers?

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