Author Archives for Ashley Wong

privacy act

Pay Attention to These Privacy Act Updates

by | December 3, 2020

With the ever-changing landscape of data privacy, leaders need to stay updated on U.S. data privacy activity. We’ve seen the passing of the CCPA and NY SHIELD Act, and 2020 has seen a significant amount of activity and continued momentum going into next year. We have been keeping a close eye on the proposed changes... View Article

entrepreneurship

5 Lessons for Entrepreneurs from Common Idioms

by | November 14, 2020

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Entrepreneurs are the backbone of our economy, and communities truly appreciate their contributions. Heed the advice of some of the most common business-centric expressions as you start your path to business ownership. The “Gentleman’s Agreement.” We’ve all seen it, and it is all too common for entrepreneurs – the “gentleman’s... View Article

out-of-state employees

How to Stay Compliant with Out-of-State Employees

by | October 30, 2020

Since remote work has become routine for businesses, managers may be leading dispersed employees who live across the country. What do employers need to do if an employee decides to move out of state? What should employers consider when hiring remote, out-of-state employees? Here are some proactive considerations: Look before you leap Generally, having an... View Article

Paying your employees

Are you Paying Your Employees Correctly?

by | October 14, 2020

A common belief is that employees are the business’s greatest asset and greatest liability. While employees are critical to business success, being an employer is becoming more complex by the day. One area of concern, which can become very expensive if not done correctly, is employee pay. Failure in properly paying your employees can potentially... View Article

business for sale

How to Prepare Your Business for Sale

by | September 29, 2020

You have spent years building your business, and you have grown it into a strong, profitable operation. It is now time to prepare your business for sale. Whether your goal is to sell the company in a few years or in a few months, it is never too early to ensure your business is attractive... View Article

Strengthen Your Business

Five Lessons from the Pandemic to Strengthen Your Business

by | July 31, 2020

While business owners are well-acquainted with the concept of risk, that term has likely taken on a whole new meaning in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Even the most risk-averse business owners likely did not see this massive global crisis coming, and certainly did not anticipate the rapid and overwhelming impact it would have on... View Article

Answer These Questions Before Your Lease Negotiations

by | July 2, 2020

What does your lease say? What do you want from the lease negotiations? What does your landlord want? What are you willing to give? What is your backup plan? Enlist Help You are not alone – Speak with an attorney to discuss lease negotiation techniques, different commercial lease structures, understanding your terms, lease provisions, lease... View Article

Drafting an Effective Remote Work Policy

by | April 2, 2020

Who is approved to telecommute and how often? What expectations does the company have for remote work employees? What systems and equipment will the company provide, and what expenses will the company cover? Enlist Help

COVID-19

COVID-19: The Resources Your Small Business Needs

by | March 11, 2020

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is having a sudden and severe impact on our region, state, and the U.S. As a result of COVID-19, many small businesses are suffering. Social distancing and state-mandated bans are causing the cancellation of events and travel plans, workplaces to shut down or limit operations, workers are sent home, and ultimately,... View Article