Tag Archive: business planning

Signing Contract

Four Tips before Selling Your Business

by | November 19, 2018

For most business owners, selling a business happens once in your lifetime.  You have worked hard to build the business from the ground up, and it’s been a central part of your life for years – perhaps even part of your identity.  Before you sell, you need to prepare both the business and yourself.  These... View Article

Foreign Workers

The Complexity of Hiring Foreign Workers

by | September 2, 2015

Last week the Seattle Times reported that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a civil fraud suit against local developer Lobsang Dargey, alleging that he stole nearly $18 million for his own use from immigrant investors under the EB-5 program. The program allows wealthy foreigners to invest money ($500,000 at a minimum) in a... View Article

Employment Matters: Avoiding Costly Missteps

by | July 1, 2013

Blog written by Lauren Burgon, Equinox Business Law Group As a business owner, sometimes it takes all your resources and attention to keep up with your business’  daily demands.  Having the time or energy to step back and review your policies and procedures sometimes feels impossible.  However, business owners, especially those with employees, can face severe consequences... View Article

The Power of Information

by | June 4, 2013

Blog written by Michelle Bomberger, Equinox Business Law Group As we were planning this month’s Focus event on environmental compliance, a colleague asked me, “Why are you doing a program on a topic that you don’t directly practice in?”  I was surprised by the question because our Focus events have a purpose:  to provide information... View Article

Marijuana- What Employers Should Know

by | December 11, 2012

This week’s blog from Lauren Burgon Washington voters approved Initiative 502 on November 6th leaving many Washington employers wondering how and if they should be amending their policies regarding drug use. While the passage of Initiative 502 decriminalizes, regulates, and taxes the recreational use and sale of marijuana in the state of Washington, marijuana use... View Article

TAX UPDATE: WRAP UP

by | January 30, 2012

Our Equinox Focus Event last week “Tax Update: What You Need to Know for 2012 (and 2011, too)!”  was quite a success with raves from our participants.   I wanted to share some of my key takeaways from the program. –  Pre-Opening Costs.  For folks starting or launching a business, certain pre-opening costs are tax deductible.  In... View Article

Feeling overwhelmed? Need to reduce risks… have too many big issues in front of you?…. Do something! You’ll feel better

by | July 12, 2011

Today’s guest blog comes from Dave Shapiro, a group leader at Excell CEO.  Dave mentors CEOs and business owners throughout the Puget Sound and West Coast to help them gain clarity about what is holding their company back and what will propel it to even greater heights. —————————————— One of the toughest issues to face is uncertainty…... View Article