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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

Software license agreement

The 5 Critical Elements of a Software License Agreement

by | February 3, 2020

Nearly every business will need to sign a software license agreement to purchase and receive services. Many service providers will present a “boilerplate” or “standard” agreement. Still, the truth is, there is no such thing as a standard or boilerplate software license agreement. When investing in software, business owners must understand what the contract says... View Article

Privacy laws

Legal Update: Important Changes in Data Privacy Laws

by | January 28, 2020

Sweeping new data privacy laws in several states – California, New York, and Nevada – could impact your business. However, you may not be aware that your business may be covered under these privacy laws, even if it does not have a presence in these states.  You can take action now by determining whether and... View Article

Estate Plan

January FOCUS: The Sole Business Owner’s Estate Plan

by | January 28, 2020

We know it’s essential to have an estate plan that designates what happens to our assets when we die. How does your business fit into this plan? In many cases, the company is ignored. It passes through the estate to the heirs – but your business needs management until it can be sold or wound... View Article

Confused about Paid Family & Medical Leave

How Paid Family & Medical Leave Affects Your Policies

by | January 7, 2020

You already know about Washington’s new Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) law (hopefully!). You’ve been collecting premiums, reporting to Employment Security, and you’ve hung the necessary posters in the lunchroom. Each of these steps is necessary to comply with the new law. But have you addressed how this new law may affect, or even... View Article

blog

Our Top 5 Blog Posts of 2019

by | December 31, 2019

Which blog post was your favorite? We have left 2019 behind and are planning great content for you in 2020. Here’s a look at our top 5 most popular blog posts from 2019. Find out which business topics were at the top of your peers’ minds in 2019 and find a blog you might have... View Article

Platinum Rule of Culture

The Platinum Rule of Company Culture

by | December 30, 2019

Culture eats strategy for breakfast Peter Drucker The Golden Rule vs The Platinum Rule I recently came across the idea of the “Platinum Rule” as compared with the “Golden Rule” while thinking about company culture. We’re all familiar with the Golden Rule: Treat others as you would like to be treated. The Platinum Rule is... View Article