Hope everybody is healthy and safe. Many Massachusetts small businesses that were shut down due to COVID-19 have contacted me about reopening their business. They are uncertain about when to reopen and what steps to take. Here is the most recent guidance about what businesses are permitted to reopen and the mandated safety standards and guidelines that must be followed for reopening your small business in Massachusetts. Read More
It has been a crazy couple of weeks. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is wreaking havoc on many small businesses. Is your business in need of help? Or do you know a business that needs help? Here is the most up to date information that I found (as of
March 19,2020 March 20, 2020) regarding financing, unemployment, taxes, and other small business resources for handling the Coronavirus (COVID-19 ). Read More
Did your sole proprietorship recently acquire all or nearly all of the assets from a corporation? Think you’re immune from the former corporation’s tortious liability? Watch out! A recent decision from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court found that a sole proprietor can have successor liability! Read below for more information. Read More
A primary reason to set up an LLC (limited liability company) is to shield a business owner from personal liability for the debts, obligations and liabilities of the business. This protection, however, is not absolute. Some notable exceptions to the LLC personal liability shield are discussed below. Read More
One question that I constantly hear is: What is the difference between a corporation and an LLC (Limited Liability Company)? This is not easy to answer because there are a lot of differences! Below are some of the most important differences. Read More
Is your business organized as a corporation in Massachusetts? Does it keep or maintain all of the required books and records? It should. Keeping the proper corporate records is an important part of being a corporation and it can save you trouble in the long run! Read More
Does your Massachusetts business provide services to business customers? Does it use a written contract? Is the contract minimizing your risks of getting sued? Here are some helpful tips for improving a service contract to reduce the risk of litigation!
Are you a Massachusetts restaurant, hotel, or similar business? Are your employees paid tips? Avoid the mistakes made by a small Cohasset inn and restaurant when paying wages to Massachusetts tipped employees! Otherwise significant fines may be assessed by the Massachusetts Attorney General or your employees may bring a Wage Act lawsuit.