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Research and articles related to business management

Financial Advice

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Articles and research about managing and owning a business

Research and articles related to business management

Financial Advice

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Articles and research about managing and owning a business

EMV Compliance for Business Owners

Published November 27, 2015

New EMV Compliance rules require business owners to upgrade to EMV terminals in order to avoid credit and debit card fraud liability

New EMV Compliance rules from MasterCard® and Visa® require business owners to upgrade to EMV terminals. Learn more about how to avoid incurring credit and debit card fraud liability. [MORE]

What is an assumed business name, and does my business need one?

An assumed business name, or "DBA", is generally the name by which a business is known to its customers and affiliates. Here are the basics of assumed names and how they may be useful to your business. [MORE]

Pick a Winning Name for Your Business

Published April 30, 2015 | Updated October 3, 2015

How to choose a good business name

Choosing the best name for your business isn't easy, but it's important. Here are some tips for choosing a good business name as well as factors to consider as your business grows and expands. [MORE]

Adding an Owner to Your Business

Published March 31, 2015 | Updated September 30, 2015

What to consider when adding an owner to your business

Bringing in a new partner or adding a new owner to your business can help you expand and grow your business. Before you bring them on board, consider these factors and how difficult undoing this action is. [MORE]

Hiring Employees and Independent Contractors

Published January 29, 2015 | Updated August 28, 2015

Tips for hiring employees and independent contractors for your business

When business is going well, bringing on some extra help can increase productivity and help your business grow. Here are some tips and factors to consider when hiring employees or independent contractors. [MORE]

Has Your Business Been Terminated?

Published December 29, 2014 | Updated January 9, 2015

How to make sure your company isn't accidentally terminated by the Secretary of State

Every year the Texas Secretary of State terminates thousands of corporations, LLCs, professional associations, and limited partnerships for failure to pay franchise taxes or file necessary reports. [MORE]

Protecting Your Business' Trade Secrets

Published November 30, 2014 | Updated January 8, 2015

5 Tips for protecting your valuable business trade secrets

Don't let one of your employees accidentally leak your valuable business trade secrets. Here are five tips for communicating to your employees and keeping your company's trade secrets confidential. [MORE]

Business Lease Concerns

Published October 27, 2014 | Updated November 12, 2014

Ask yourself these questions before committing to and signing a business lease

Commercial leases are complex commitments. Ask yourself these basic questions before signing a business lease to make sure the space and your lease will accommodate your growing business needs. [MORE]

Relocating Your Business to Texas

Published September 4, 2014 | Updated September 22, 2014

Factors to consider if moving or relocating your business to Texas

As more and more people move to Austin, business continues to boom. If you're thinking about moving to Texas, here are some factors to consider when it comes to relocating your business to Texas. [MORE]

Selling Your Business: Planning & Strategy

Published July 30, 2014 | Updated August 14, 2014

Learn how to protect yourself when buying a car from a person or private seller

Thinking about selling your business some day? If so, keeping these factors in mind and taking these steps to clean up your records will make the selling process smooth. [MORE]

Buy-Sell Agreements

Published May 30, 2014 | Updated June 16, 2014

Buy-Sell Agreements are like exit plans for the future and allow you or your business partner(s) to make a smooth transition. Read these tips for developing a good buy-sell agreement. [MORE]

What Happens to a Business in a Divorce?

Published April 19, 2014 | Updated June 1, 2014

What to expect if you and your spouse are business owners and divorcing

Managing your business during a divorce is stressful for both the business owner(s) and employees. This article discusses what to expect during a divorce between business owners. [MORE]

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