26 02, 2020
  • evergreen contracts

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
  • trademark scam

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
  • Annual Report Filing On Point Business Administration

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
  • Registered Agent

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 [...]

25 11, 2019

Policy and Procedure Writing Basics

By |2019-11-25T14:32:39-06:00November 25th, 2019|Business Administration|

Once you have reached the stage of business where you have a team of employees and a strategic set of goals to carry out, you will likely find having a set of guiding policies and procedures crucial. These documents serve as both a northern star and foundation for progress. You can tackle these documents on [...]

16 10, 2019

Code of Conduct Definition: What Is Yours?

By |2019-10-16T14:13:26-06:00October 16th, 2019|Business Administration|

In its most literal meaning, the definition of organizational culture is described as the values and behaviors that contribute to the unique social and psychological environment of an organization. Organizational culture encompasses many elements and is both concrete and dynamic. By today’s standard, every company should pay close attention to their organizational culture. Companies should [...]

3 10, 2019

Fictitious Business Names: What, Why, and How

By |2019-10-16T14:13:36-06:00October 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Would you believe it if we told you that many businesses operate under a fictitious business name? Fictitious naming serves various purposes and is more common than you realize. Let's learn what a fictitious business name is, why they're useful, how to obtain one, and more. What is a fictitious business name? Fictitious names are [...]

6 06, 2019
  • On Point Business

Business Records Retention: Not Exciting, But Essential

By |2019-06-18T15:33:24-06:00June 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|

As a business owner, managing business records or creating a Records Retention Policy likely isn’t at the top of your “fun things to do” list. Records retention can be a daunting and unforgiving task. It’s the elephant in the room that every business must boldly confront.  Spring is here, so while you’re tidying up [...]

9 05, 2019
  • outsourcing back office, business administration

Back Office and Business Administration: Outsourcing is Good for Business – Part 2

By |2019-05-09T16:17:29-06:00May 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|

If you've arrived here after reading Part 1 of this post, you're probably asking yourself, "What is the most financially-productive way to spend time focusing on your business?"  Let's continue the conversation on how outsourcing your back office and business administration duties can greatly improve the success of your business.  Value of Time > [...]