Small Business Tag

The Last Straw for Starbucks? Company Pledges to Ditch Plastic Straws by 2020 Starbucks announced on July 9 that it plans to phase out plastic straws from its 28,000 stores worldwide by 2020. This move follows the city of Seattle’s recent ban on plastic straws, where...

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An important tool for any business is the Lanham Act, also known as the Trademark Act of 1946, which protects registered trademarks from infringement, dilution, and unfair competition. This is particularly true for businesses in California because state common-law claims of unfair competition and actions...

California Feed Supply Company Defends Captive Insurance DeductionsKings River Commodities, LLC, a livestock feed business, was denied $2.83 million in deductions for captive insurance expenses. In a U.S. Tax Court petition, dated May 11, 2017, the company argues that these expenses were necessary to...

If you own all, most, or even part of a private company, you may have wondered from time to time whether it is a good idea to take that company public. There are many benefits and reasons to take a company public, not the least...

In order to maintain the protections that forming a corporation or limited liability company (LLC) provide, all corporate formalities must be followed. A failure to follow these requirements can result in the loss of the right to operate, the loss of limited liability protection, and...

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