California Liquor License Rules: Special Events, 1-Day Events, and Private Parties

It is well known that serving alcohol is subject to regulation by California's Alcohol Beverage Commission (ABC), but the regulatory scheme is so complicated it can be hard to understand what permits and licenses are needed for special events, 1-day events, and private parties. What are California's liquor license rules for businesses or individuals who [...]

Thinking about an Offshore Bank Account? Is Offshore Banking Even Legal? The Basics of Setting up an Offshore Bank Account

Have you ever wondered whether you might benefit from having an offshore bank account? Taking steps to ensure that your assets are protected and do not fall victim to frivolous lawsuits are not only perfectly legal, they can be part of any asset protection strategy. Although the phrase “offshore banking” conjures up all types of negative [...]

Top Tax Savings Tips When Paying Yourself as a Business Owner

How Should You be Paying Yourself as a Business Owner to Reduce Your and Your Business's Overall Tax Obligations? Our Guide Breaks Down the Details  Probably the most frequent question that small business owners ask their lawyers and accountants is “how should I be paying myself as a business owner” in a way that will allow [...]

Thinking of Hiring an Influencer to Help Promote Your Business or its Products and Services? Here’s What Your Influencer Agreement Should Look Like:

Hiring an influencer can be a very effective marketing strategy depending on your business. Getting a social media celebrity involved in your company's business development goals isn't just for large blue-chip companies anymore. This strategy can actually deliver a return on investment for all levels of marketers. According to RhythmOne's Influencer Marketing Benchmarks Report and [...]

Lessons from Taylor and Kanye: Can Your Business Record Phone Calls?

Photo Credit: https://corporate.kohls.com/ The public dispute between Taylor Swift and Kanye West over the lyrics to West's "Famous" single has re-ignited legal discussion over California's Invasion of Privacy Act (CIPA), which governs who can record a call and for what purposes. The legal issues arising out of Kanye's call recording may have made [...]

Can a Business Delete a Yelp Review?

So you got a bad yelp review for your business. It's probably not a big deal if you have thousands of reviews, but this can be pretty damaging when you are just starting out and have a minimal amount of reviews. One bad review can really hurt! Deleting the bad review to maintain your business’ reputation would [...]

Can a Business Win the Lottery?

You hear business coworkers winning the lottery through their work pools all the time, but can the business itself enter and win the lottery in your state? Check out the results of our investigation below. State Law Rules Refer to Individuals The states each vary on regulations on their state lotteries. It is common to [...]

Can a Business Block Someone on Facebook?

If you are a business owner or run a business page on Facebook, you probably know the scenario all too well: you have a user who is doing everything possible to embarrass, humiliate, and annoy your business on its Facebook page. Maybe it's a disgruntled customer. Maybe it's a competitor. It could even be friends [...]

Can a Business Ban a Customer?

There's a saying - 1 bad customer is worse than 1, 000 good customers.  Every day, in small businesses across the country, business owners deal with customers that are unreasonable, difficult, or have overly unrealistic expectations. Sometimes, businesses feel like they're doubling over backward trying to make a customer happy. Some businesses give up, and [...]

Can a Company Refuse to Accept Pennies?

Pennies are usually found in between couch cushions, and in the “leave a penny, take a penny” tray at the liquor store. You can’t use them in parking meters or vending machines. So, what is the point of having them? From time to time, customers may try to pay for services in pennies. Usually, it could [...]

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