Category: Business

Resources For Small Business Owners

resources for small business owners

Being a small business owner comes with many advantages. It also comes with plenty of challenges. It can often feel stressful, and it’s overwhelming at times. Perhaps you’re looking for business loans, a business plan, or you’re simply researching how to start and grow a small business. No matter what it is, if you need…

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5 Steps to Protect Your Intellectual Property When Starting a Business

Natalya Belonozhko, Horenstein Law Group PLLC August 21, 2020 When starting a business, it is important to consider the works, designs, logos, or inventions that may qualify for patent, copyright or trademark protection (also known as “intellectual property”) that will be created and used in the business. This is especially important when starting a technology…

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Plans for Recovery and How to Return to Work

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As the COVID-19 curve appears to be flatting somewhat, people are starting to think about and plan for coronavirus recovery and how to return to work.  The basic outlines of plans are starting to take shape.  As we hear details, we will post them here. FEDERAL The White House published a three-phased Opening Up America…

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COVID-19 and Force Majeure Clauses in Commercial Leases

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April 6, 2020 By: Natalya Belonozhko Coronavirus (COVID-19) and governments’ orders to close non-essential businesses in Oregon and Washington have impacted businesses’ ability to operate in their leased spaces and pay rent under their commercial leases. Force Majeure Clause Most commercial leases include a force majeure clause. A force majeure clause provides for the parties’…

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Federal, Oregon, & Washington COVID-19 Resources

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In addition to the CARES Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, unemployment, and tax guidance we have collected the following additional nationwide business resources: What federal government agencies are doing in response to COVID-19 CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers and environmental cleaning guidance Online health self-assessment, Providence – telemedicine visit.   Washington COVID-19…

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COVID-19 Small Business Response Steps

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COVID-19 Small Business Response Steps Post FFCRA (Families First Coronavirus Response Act) poster no later than 4/1/2020 (or as soon as you can). Assemble tax documents, income records, lost income records (canceled appointments, projections for seasonal businesses, etc.). Also include big fixed costs and accounts receivable that will go unpaid and the list of items…

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