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Business Planning
Taylor Darcy

8 Things You Need to Know BEFORE You Hire Your First Employee

https://youtu.be/DaSB_rv5z1U Looking to hire your first employee? Congratulations! Many small business owners are ecstatic at the prospect of growing and offloading tasks off their plate. Before you do, you need to make sure you are taking care of these crucial steps, so you do not have problems down the road.

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Business Formation
Taylor Darcy

5 Differences Between a Limited Liability Company (LLC) and a Corp

https://youtu.be/gVxIBXgFta0 Confused about the differences between a limited liability company (LLC) and a corporation? Today we are going to focus on five differences. If you are thinking about starting a business knowing the difference can be crucial. Thinking about using Legalzoom LLC? Watch this video first!   NOTICE: The information

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Business Planning
Taylor Darcy

5 Secrets to Avoid Civil Litigation As A Business Owner

https://youtu.be/eaIgFZXQtzk Getting sued sucks! Litigation is time-consuming, stressful, and perhaps more importantly expensive. Today we talk about ways you can prevent getting sued. Even if you don’t run a business, this video will help you make sure you do not commit the costly mistakes that will get you involved with

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Business Planning
Taylor Darcy

7 Questions That Are Illegal to Ask An Employee

https://youtu.be/QcfPudMuB0Q If you are an employer, asking these questions of your employees can land you in some serious hot water. Whether it is your first or most recent hire, make sure you do not ask these questions! It is not worth the hassle and harm they will cause. NOTICE: The

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Contracts
Taylor Darcy

10 Facts About Contract Law Businesses Need to Know

https://youtu.be/xBUQJlyXxfo Business contracts and contract law can be confusing. Never fear! Think Legal is here! We think contracts are sexy. They are probably one of our favorite things for businesses. NOTICE: The information on this website does not constitute legal advice. You should not rely on any information without seeking

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Counsel
Taylor Darcy

Do NOT Try To Be Your Own Attorney – Here is Why

https://youtu.be/a1O5mm-JVjA Sometimes clients like to save money by “trying the legal stuff themselves.” Today we are going to discuss why being your own attorney is pennywise and pound foolish. Being your own lawyer is not a good idea and I’m not just saying that because I am one. NOTICE: The

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Counsel
Taylor Darcy

5 Tips for Finding an Excellent Lawyer

https://youtu.be/s0wc42rGyG4 Here are five tips to help you find an excellent lawyer. Remember you have a choice and the relationship you have with your attorney is very important. It is more important to find a lawyer with who you can have a good relationship with, than one who is “cheap.”

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Business Formation
Taylor Darcy

4 Situations That DON’T Require An LLC

https://youtu.be/bwpIJQvFAnA There are certain instances when a Limited Liability Company (LLC) does not make sense. If any of these situations apply to you, make sure to consult with a licensed attorney in your area before starting a new business.  Watch today’s video to find out when! NOTICE: The information on

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7 Legal Issues to Consider Before Selling Your Product Online
Business Formation
Taylor Darcy

7 Legal Issues to Consider Before Selling Your Product Online

If you are considering expanding your physical business or starting a home-based business, selling your products online is a great way to reach additional customers. Before you sell products online, there are several legal issues you should know to ensure that your business complies with the law and that your

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Business Planning
Taylor Darcy

Does Your Home-based Business Qualify for the Home Office Deduction?

According to the Small Business Administration, about 50% of all businesses are home-based. If you are one of the many owners of a home-based small business, consider whether your home office meets the IRS requirements for the home office deduction, which is a sometimes overlooked way to reduce taxes. How

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Business Planning
Taylor Darcy

5 Steps to Take When Winding Down (Closing) Your Business

There are many reasons business owners close shop (winding down), including retirement, starting a new venture or, hopefully, because they’ve won the lottery.  No matter what the reason, it’s important to diligently wind down a business before moving on. Here are five steps to take: 1. Reach Consensus If you’re

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