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Affordable Care Act


October 11th, 2013, 12:48:12 PM
Posted in Employees, Insurance, Legal | No Comments »

-Joel Burke (marketing intern at the Nevada SBDC) There has been a lot of fuss lately about the Affordable Care Act, or as it is more widely known, Obamacare. It is true, there are a lot of new regulations and changes to the ways individuals will be insured. To get a head start on shopping […]

Cottage Law – Senate Bill 206


June 11th, 2013, 02:44:16 PM
Posted in Business Conditions, Legal, License and Permits, Trends | 1 Comment »

Bill has been signed into law by Governor Sandoval, and goes into effect on July 1, 2013 On May 24, 2013, Governor Sandoval signed job-creating Senate Bill 206 on Cottage Food Industries into law in Nevada! This bill will support micro-enterprises and farmers’ value-added products, and to allow people to supplement their income, and to […]

Protect your small business from embezzlement and fraud


July 12th, 2010, 09:28:32 AM
Posted in Accounting, Legal, Risk Management | 1 Comment »

By Jeanne H. Yamamura, University of Nevada, Reno Recently an office manager for a local veterinary surgeon was sentenced to eight years in prison for embezzlement. She stole more than $200,000 over a four-year period. During that time, she took lavish vacations, remodeled her home, and bought herself expensive gifts. During the same time, the […]

Charging Order Protection


February 27th, 2010, 12:56:17 PM
Posted in Legal, Liability Protection | 1 Comment »

By: Kerry Kolvet, Esq. The protection of assets is generally one of the biggest reasons to form a legal entity. Specifically, the protection of business assets from an owner’s personal liabilities is critical to a business’ continuing success. In many states, a personal creditor may charge a stockholder’s stock with payment of a judgment. Such […]

Levels of Trademark Protection


February 10th, 2010, 11:49:30 AM
Posted in Intellectual Property, Legal | No Comments »

By: Kerry Kolvet, Esq. and Bonnie Drinkwater, Esq. A trademark is a word, symbol or phrase used to identify a company or individual’s products or services and to distinguish them from the products or services of another. There are different levels of trademark protection, and rights can be acquired in one of three ways: (1) […]

Before you Sign a Lease


January 7th, 2010, 02:24:08 PM
Posted in Business Start-Up, Lease, Legal | No Comments »

Entering into a commercial lease is one of the first steps entrepreneurs take when opening a new business or a new location. The lease process involves many important decisions, not only assessing the viability of the physical location, but also the provisions contained in the lease document. It is important to remember that not all […]

Changes to Employment Law Posters


November 20th, 2009, 03:37:07 PM
Posted in Business Start-Up, Employees, Human Resources, Legal | No Comments »

By Bonnie Drinkwater, Esq. and Tracy McKenzie, Esq. Under both federal and state employment laws, employers are required to post specific employment materials for employees in a conspicuous area (such as a break or lunch room) and in a language employees understand. When there are changes to existing employment laws or new laws are enacted, […]

New Procedures for Nevada Business Registration


November 4th, 2009, 04:08:06 PM
Posted in Legal, License and Permits | No Comments »

By Bonnie Drinkwater, Esq. and Kerry Kolvet, Esq. If you are in business or thinking about starting a business in Nevada, there has been a change in the way that your business should obtain its Nevada Business Registration (the “License”). With a few minor exceptions, this License is required of every person or entity doing […]

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