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Asked & Answered Questions For Small Business
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Asked & Answered Questions For Small Business

You have questions...We have answers. See what knowledge Potland SCORE mentors have to share on a variety of business topics. Read more

Q&A - Government Regulations
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Q&A - Government Regulations

How do I apply for a Patent or a Copyright? Read more
Q&A - Business Law
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Q&A - Business Law

Are my workers employees or independent contractors? Read more
Q&A - Business Structure
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Q&A - Business Structure

What is a “Single Member LLC”? Read more
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A Guide to the S Corporation

November 15, 2018,

Of all the business entities someone could form, the S corporation is likely the most widely misunderstood. Should you structure your business as an S Corp, C Corp or LLC?

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Posting Changes Show No Signs of Slowing Down: How Employers Can Keep Up

Feeling overwhelmed by labor law posting compliance? Not sure what’s necessary for your business right now? You’re not alone. Read more

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Sole Proprietor vs. Single-member LLC

September 5, 2018,

New entrepreneurs have a long list of to-dos when starting their businesses, including deciding their business structure. Learn the difference between a Sole Proprietor and Single-member LLC.

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6 Steps to Closing a Business While Staying Compliant

August 1, 2018,

If you are currently in the process of ending the business’ operations, take care of these areas to ensure your business is officially terminated with the state.

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S Corporation vs. C Corporation: Which Entity is Best for Your Small Business?

June 7, 2018,

What’s the difference between an S Corporation and a C Corporation? Read this blog to learn whether an S Corp or C Corp is the best fit for your small business.

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“Don’t Ask THAT!” – How to Avoid Illegal Job Application Questions

Finding qualified candidates who are a good fit for your company is crucial. Read more

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The Business of Naming Your Business: Get It Right the First Time and Save Your Business Big Bucks!

March 7, 2018,

One of the first and most important decisions a new business owner will make is developing a name for the business. It can also be a costly mistake if you fail to do your legal homework. You need to research if the name and trademark are available.

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