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Sister Wives, Business Plans, and Branding

(This article uses an episode of Discovery Plus’s popular show, Sister Wives, to illustrate a point about the importance of proper business planning. Any implications about the actors’ inner lives...

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Tips for Starting a Cannabis Business.

Federal Prohibition Continues Despite cannabis being legal in 18 states, the federal government still maintains cannabis prohibition through the Controlled Substances Act. Cannabis prohibition creates numerous challenges for cannabis businesses...

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From the Experts – Tax Forms

Going into business for yourself is exciting, and being your own boss can be both rewarding and financially lucrative. However, there is more to going into business than hanging out...

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What Exactly is a Trust?

Legal websites are rampant with articles promoting the use of trusts and their value in avoiding the horrific, heinous probate process. In my experience as a trust officer, the overriding...

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The Art (and Work) of Branding

Back in July 2016, I published an article entitled Clever Business Names, after having a strong reaction to a business named “Curl Up & Dye”. Like that previous article, my...

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What is an Estate Plan?

In my years working as a Trust Officer, my clients would ask how often they needed to review and update their “estate plan”. For the wealthiest of that group, an...

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Avoiding Small Business Failure

8 out of 10 small businesses will fail. Read the most common reasons why small businesses fail- and tips on how to avoid them.