25 11, 2020

Visualize Your Business at a Glance with an Entity Organizational Chart

By |2020-11-25T12:23:03-06:00November 25th, 2020|Business Administration|

For many, hearing the words “organizational chart” brings to mind a pyramid-shaped diagram showing who reports to whom within the management structure of an organization or business unit.  But there is another entirely different type of organizational chart that brings to life the ownership structure of an organization and its affiliated companies. This type [...]

29 10, 2020

Is There an Impersonator in Your Back Office?

By |2020-10-29T08:02:55-05:00October 29th, 2020|Business Administration|

We’ve all heard of imposter syndrome, and most of us have experienced it through feelings of self-doubt or inadequacy in our businesses or careers.  In many cases, it’s just a state of mind.  Other times, the reality is that we’re pretending to be someone we’re not or to have skills we just don’t have. [...]

4 08, 2020

Taking Care of Business Like “Big Business”

By |2020-08-17T07:54:54-05:00August 4th, 2020|Business Administration|

Building a strong foundation for business when it comes to governance, compliance, and risk management isn’t just for Big Business. Taking Care of Business® is for every company regardless of head count, gross revenues, or life stage.Big Business understands the value of taking care of business, every day.  For SMBs, it’s sometimes considered optional. This [...]

30 03, 2020
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Enterprise Risk Management for SMBs

By |2020-04-03T16:14:52-05:00March 30th, 2020|Business Administration|

What is ERM? The “ERM” abbreviation for Enterprise Risk Management has a firm place in the management practices of larger business organizations. There may be some variation in specific objectives across ERM programs, or in the key process steps of the program, but all ERM frameworks involve identifying and naming risks impacting a business, understanding [...]

26 02, 2020
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Evergreen Contracts and Auto-Renewals: Love ‘Em or Leave ‘Em

By |2020-02-26T12:49:25-06:00February 26th, 2020|Business Administration|

One of the most important elements of a contract is the “term” – that is, the length of time the contract is scheduled to remain in place. Sometimes the parties to a contract heavily negotiate the length of the contract. But many times, they don’t give enough consideration to it when negotiating this important contract [...]

3 02, 2020
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Business Owners, Don’t Fall Victim to Trademark Scams

By |2020-02-21T15:47:08-06:00February 3rd, 2020|Business Administration|

If you are listed as the owner or contact on a trademark application or registration, chances are you’ve received unsolicited correspondence about the trademark.  These unsolicited emails or letters may offer to help with an upcoming filing deadline or ask for money to register or maintain your trademark. Many of these communications are trademark scams. [...]

21 01, 2020
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Start the Year Off Right: File Your Annual Report on Time

By |2020-01-17T10:53:02-06:00January 21st, 2020|Business Administration|

Whether you just formed a new company or whether your company has been around for years, you may need to file an annual report soon. Overlooking this routine filing can have serious consequences. If your company is required to file, you can easily avoid these consequences by knowing the states that require the filings, tracking [...]

2 01, 2020
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Choosing the Right Registered Agent for Your Business

By |2020-01-21T10:44:52-06:00January 2nd, 2020|Business Administration|

One of the most basic corporate housekeeping responsibilities is for a company to appoint and maintain the right registered agent for its business. The choice of a registered agent involves several key considerations. Every company should take the decision seriously, especially given the consequences of choosing wrong. Does My Business Need a Registered Agent? A [...]

6 12, 2019

401(k) Responsibilities for Business Owners

By |2019-12-09T08:24:55-06:00December 6th, 2019|Business Administration|

Dear Business Owner, Behold Your 401(k) Plan Responsibilities! As a business owner who wants to attract and retain top talent, you’ve decided to offer your employees a 401(k) plan to help them save for retirement. Employers with 401(k) plans benefit from these retirement plans in other ways, too, but with those benefits come important responsibilities [...]