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A ransomware cyberattack can seriously hurt your bottom line, but not just because you have to pay a ransom. When a network is infected with ransomware, this can freeze all business activity – and revenue – until the ransom is paid. Worst of all, in many cases, the files remain permanently encrypted – and effectively […]

Ransomware has become one of the biggest cybersecurity threats small-business owners face today. Criminals use this malicious software to hold business computers hostage, preventing a user from accessing any files. When a business has been infected with ransomware, employees see a message that says their files have been encrypted and cannot be accessed unless they […]

When you’re running a small business, sometimes it can be hard to find the time for leisure. And, if you’re putting a lot of your income into growing your business, it can be tempting to combine your business travel with vacation.   Tacking a vacation onto a business trip is a great way to save […]

While the crates of classic rock albums in your attic are a record collection worth keeping, chances are you’re less enthusiastic about your “other” record collection: the high volume of old business records taking up valuable space in your office or on your hard drive. Even if you and your bookkeeper have established an efficient […]

No one wants to think about their tax return when tax season is months away. But, when your filing deadline is getting closer, lack of preparation can leave you disorganized, slow down the filing process, and even increase the possibility of errors. Better recordkeeping is a great way to improve your business’s tax strategy and […]

You’ve got a great idea and the determination required to start your own small business. Or you’ve got an established business that you’re ready to take to the next level. Either way, you will need a strong business credit profile to get the funding you need to set these big plans into motion.   A […]

Finding the right space can be key to boosting your business’s performance. While factors like location, square footage, and infrastructure may influence how your business operates, it is equally important to consider whether it’s best to lease or own your space.   Both choices have advantages and disadvantages. Leasing commercial property gives businesses the opportunity […]

One of the best ways you can support the success of your business is to choose a business structure that fits your needs and objectives. There are many different business entities, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. When choosing whether to organize your business as an LLC, partnership, S corp, or other entity, it’s […]

When starting a new business or expanding your current business, choosing how it will be organized is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Your business structure has major implications with regard to tax treatment, your personal liability as an owner, and even your ability to grow the business. There are many different business […]

While the C corporation is the business structure of choice for the Fortune 500, many business owners have found success by adopting C corp’s smaller variation: the S corporation. If you’re starting a new business or thinking about restructuring your existing business, choosing S corp status may provide some valuable advantages. With an S corp, […]