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Hiring Employees vs. Contractors

Simply put, 1099s and W-2s are two separate tax forms for two different types of workers. If you hire an independent contractor, you provide them a 1099 form. As a W-2 employee, payroll taxes are automatically deducted from the employees’ paycheck and then paid to the...

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Fair Labor Standards Act and Regulations

The United Sates Department of Labor (DOL) provides great resources for understanding “fair labor standards”. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Advisor provides employers and employees with the information they need to understand Federal minimum wage, overtime,...

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Business Licenses

To legally start a business, you’ll likely need a business license. Start by calling your local city government or you can contact a SCORE / SBA mentor and get free help with the process. Your local SBDC may also provide some minor assistance. Obtaining a federal and...

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Business Laws – Top 3 Must-knows For Entrepreneurs

Maybe you are still wearing all of the hats in start-up mode, and if so, we congratulate you on looking so good for lack of sleep. Or perhaps you have graduated from hiring independent contractors, or 1099 employees to fill in the blanks and need to take on some heavy...

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How to Register Your Business

Registering your business name is required to legally operate your business within any state. Each business type may require additional licensing and permits to your field (i.e. Licensed Contractors, Food Handlers permits, etc.) and is key for those wishing to obtain...

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