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COVID-19 Stimulus Checks for Individuals and Families

The massive coronavirus stimulus bill is expected to clear Congress today.  Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, here is a FAQ regarding the stimulus checks for individuals: How much money is it? The plan provides $1,200 for each adult and $500 for each child under 17. A married couple with two children would get $3,400. [...]

COVID-19 Stimulus Checks for Individuals and Families2020-06-20T12:44:14+00:00

COVID-19: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES ACT)

Economic Relief Plan for Small Business The Keeping American Workers Paid and Employed Act is Division A of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES ACT).  The CARES Act is 880 pages long, consisting of several different Divisions and Titles: A. Division A—Keeping Workers Paid and Employed, Health Care System Enhancements, and Economic [...]

COVID-19: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES ACT)2020-06-20T12:44:14+00:00

Illinois Expected to Issue Statewide Stay At Home Order

Updated 3-20-20 at 2pm.  Illinois Governor is expected to order all residents in Illinois to stay at home beginning Saturday, in the most serious effort yet to combat the spread of the coronavirus in Illinois.  Pritzker will issue his “stay-at-home” order for all Illinois residents at a 3 p.m. news conference, according to sources. He [...]

Illinois Expected to Issue Statewide Stay At Home Order2020-03-20T18:20:19+00:00

Five Online Entreprenurial Courses

There has been a recent explosion of free online courses for entrepreneurs offered by a variety of entities.  Over the years, we have found that many of our new start-up and small business clients have a thirst for entrepreneurship education.  However, we have also found that many of our clients starting new businesses have a [...]

Five Online Entreprenurial Courses2020-06-20T12:44:16+00:00

Crowdfunding: Donors Helping Students and Teachers Achieve

Charles Best started Donors Choose, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit established in 2000, in order to connect individuals directly with students and teachers in need of materials and funds to realize certain experiences teachers want their students to have. DonorsChoose.org is a great way for individuals, groups and businesses to help students in Kindergarten through twelfth grade [...]

Crowdfunding: Donors Helping Students and Teachers Achieve2020-06-20T12:44:16+00:00

Creating a Distinct Brand is Critical to Success

What brand of ketchup is in your pantry? What brand of ketchup is at your favorite restaurant? Odds are it was probably Heinz ketchup. It seems everywhere you go, if you want some ketchup, its going to be Heinz. This begs the question, can anyone compete with the Pittsburgh based company? Former Brown University students [...]

Creating a Distinct Brand is Critical to Success2020-06-20T12:44:16+00:00

Obtaining a Higher Number of Quality Hires

Growing, expanding a successful start-up or small business in Illinois or nationwide has its difficulties.  Almost every successful business owner, entrepreneur will eventually hire employees or independent contractors to perform various task on behalf of the business. They may have a hiring process that has been used since starting their business, or they may have [...]

Obtaining a Higher Number of Quality Hires2020-03-23T17:48:56+00:00

How Net Neutrality can Influence your Business

We connect to the internet through a internet service provider (ISP) who allows us to obtain the data we want without giving preferential treatment to any one website. Therefore, massive companies like ESPN or Netflix, are treated with equal data speeds as any small business. However, there have been recent developments in the legal field with [...]

How Net Neutrality can Influence your Business2015-03-13T14:55:32+00:00

USPTO Cancels Six Trademarks Registrations Owned by NFL’s Washington Redskins

For over the last couple decades, there has been a movement where all athletic teams and programs which use a nickname/mascot that refers to any Native American tribe to change their name/mascot. Many teams throughout history have voluntarily changed their name: Miami University RedHawks (formerly Redskins until 1996); Marquette University Golden Eagles (formerly Warriors until [...]

USPTO Cancels Six Trademarks Registrations Owned by NFL’s Washington Redskins2020-06-20T12:44:16+00:00

The Balance Between Business and Risk

Starting a new business or launching your first business venture is not an easy task. Success in these types of endeavors does not happen overnight. Success for many entrepreneurs means diving in headfirst, putting it all on the line, and giving the venture 100% of your entire focus and attention. This does not necessarily mean [...]

The Balance Between Business and Risk2020-06-20T12:44:16+00:00