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Former Chapel Hill Tutor Indicted in Sports Agent Investigation

Former Chapel Hill Tutor Indicted in Sports Agent Investigation by Anthony Caruso on October 7, 2013 A former UNC-Chapel Hill tutor who worked closely with Tar Heels football players has been indicted on charges of...more

Economic Forecast For Slow Growth

Two major conclusions are found in a recent survey of economists by the Wall Street Journal: 1. Slow growth over the coming year 2. A recession is unlikely As reported by the Los Angeles Times, the survey of 48...more

2013 Audit Guidelines For Small Business

What three letters strike fear into the heart of small business owners across the United States? I . . . R . . . S Internal . . . Revenue . . . Service. And in 2013 there may be even greater reason for small...more

CDFI Loans For Small Business

Small business often finds it difficult to borrow money for operations and growth from commercial banks or other traditional sources of financing. This is especially true in economically distressed communities. Government...more

Use Your Phone To Pay For Products And Services

Businesses trying to stay ahead of the curve, and jumping on any possible competitive advantage, may now be looking towards the revolution in the payment process. Cash was once (maybe still is) king. Barter has been around...more

Singapore Business Law - Checklist for Distributor Agreement

Business expansion comes in many different forms. One of the most common methods of used by the small businesses in Singapore to expand their business is to expand their distribution channels by the appointment of...more

Singapore Business Law - Letters of Intent and What They Achieve

Business owners generally assume that a Letter of Intent made precursory to a contract would be legally binding and entitle you to legal remedies if the other party reneges on the deal. This article explains why this is often...more

Singapore Business Law - Business Legal Check-Up

Have you ever missed your annual medical check up? Or forgotten to send your car for servicing? Recognise that your business is no different when it comes to a routine checkup to ensure that all is well. A Business Legal...more

Singapore Business Law - Top 10 Legal Tips for Small & Medium Enterprises

Running a business is exciting. But without the right advice, it can also be a minefield, especially where legal matters are concerned. We provide some tips to guide you through the minefield....more

Singapore Business Law - Read Before Signing

“Don’t Worry, it’s a Standard Contract. Please Sign Here” - we give you several reasons why you should not comply....more

Focused on Franchise Law - August 2012

In This Issue: - Barry Kurtz Honored As Trusted Advisor - Franchisor 101: Exploring Exemptions Under California's Franchise Investment Law - Part 1 - Franchisee 101: Taxes, 2013 and Selling Your Franchise...more

Price Fixing Case on Swipe Fees Settled By Visa and Mastercard

VISA and Mastercard have agreed to a $7.2 billion settlement in a class action lawsuit brought by merchants over credit card swipe fees. Swipe fees are the fees that VISA and Mastercard charge merchants each time a customer...more

S Corporations v. Payroll Taxes: A Balance of Salary and Distributions

A recent tax case won by the IRS has closed a loophole employed by S corporations to circumvent paying payroll taxes by characterizing their wages as distributions. This ruling might have serious repercussions in the business...more

Show Me The (Franchising) Money

As financing for real estate projects remains elusive, we take a look at alternatives for franchises in 2011....more

Royalty Financing: Another Creative Way for Start-Up Financing

Still frozen market, rather onerous or non-existent funding channels and business uncertainty have made it rather impossible to launch a new business. Nonetheless, a rather novel funding option may relatively facilitate...more

How To Defeat "Great Recession" In Your Business

Volatile economy, frozen credit market, high unemployment, competitive marketplace, fear of inflation or deflation, lackluster consumer spending, and fearless aggressive creditors are just some of the challenges businesses...more

Which Business Form is Right for me?

Owning your own business is a rewarding and potentially lucrative endeavor. The freedom and sense of accomplishment of being self-employed is unmatched. However, business ownership can be a serious financial risk if you are...more

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