From Perkins Law, by Eric C. Perkins, Esq.: Your efforts as a “solopreneur” are paying off and you are looking to hire your first employee to help manage the growth of your business. While not an exhaustive treatise on all
As we wind down 2019, it's time (if you haven't already) to start planning for 2020. A solid marketing plan is essential to growing your business and providing a roadmap for your success in achieving your business objectives. Here are
The holiday season is a busy time for retail business, but also for those looking to procure gifts without necessarily paying for them. Stores are often overcrowded and people are extra hurried, making the holiday shopping period a prime time
This past September, the Department of Labor issued its 2019 Final Rule on overtime which will have far-reaching impacts on businesses of all sizes, as well as costly consequences should businesses fail to adhere to new regulations. David Nagle, of
From Perkins Law: One of the early formation tasks for a small business start up in Virginia (typically after forming a new business entity with the State Corporation Commission and applying for a federal EIN from the IRS) is to apply
As an organization that serves local business owners and customers, Retail Merchants is proud to join with American Express to support the 10th annual Small Business Saturday® this Nov 30. Small Business Saturday was founded by American Express in 2010
From Perkins Law, PLLC: For most small business owners, the idea of even considering a succession plan pops to mind only when tragedy strikes or the owner starts giving serious thought to retiring or otherwise getting out of the business.
In today’s world, being able to offer your employees health insurance can often mean the difference between securing a top candidate and having to settle for a mediocre one. That being said, wading through the ins and outs of health
Chief Enchilada Officer, Director of Performance Optimization, Chief Visionary Officer, Happiness Manager. These are all real job titles listed on sites including LinkedIn and Glassdoor, but what do the people who hold these titles actually do? That’s a good question.
As kids everywhere head back to school, it’s a good time to look at what you’re doing to further your own education, and that of your staff. Just because you’re long past your school bus riding days, doesn’t mean that