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December 2010
  Tax Breaks and Incentives for Small Business Set to Expire
  Should You Form a Corporation or LLC Before Year's End?
  The Office Christmas Party and Legal Liability
  Lead Through Innovation
  Trademark Symbols and Their Usage
  How to Choose Between a Living Trust and a Will
Tax Breaks and Incentives for Small Business Set to Expire

Small business is as the heart of the nation’s employment, paying nearly half of America’s payroll and generating more than half of the new jobs over the last year and half. Yet continued pessimism and a steady erosion of our position internationally has caused concern. Lawmakers recently passed a slew of tax cuts and incentives to boost small business growth. While some changes are permanent, others are set to expire by the end of 2010.

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Tax Breaks and Incentives
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Should You Form a Corporation or LLC Before Year's End?

One of the biggest advantages to forming a corporation or LLC is that you can avoid personal liability for company debts. But when you should form the entity depends on other considerations. Whether you’re ready to file or looking for more reasons to file, these few tips can help you take the next step.

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The Office Christmas Party and Legal Liability

It is after hours and the annual company Holiday party is in full swing. It may be cold outside, but it's heating up inside as many sip glasses of champagne. What's the worst that can happen. Plenty. Read more to find out.

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Lead Through Innovation

Deciding what you want your business to look like—both now and later—can help you truly design your business and its outcomes. What size business you can manage, how global you want to become, how many employees you can manage are important considerations. In their book, Start-Up Smarts: The Thinking Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting and Growing Your Business, authors Barry H. Cohen and Michael Rybarski encourage you to lead, not follow, using innovation to as the focus of your business strategy.

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Trademark Symbols and Their Usage

Whether you realize it or not, trademarks are everywhere. Trademarks are a company’s first line of defense when it comes to protecting themselves and their property. Find out more about trademarks, what can be protected by a trademark, the difference between trademark and service mark, when a state trademark is enough, and when you can start using a registration (®) mark.

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How to Choose Between a Living Trust and a Will

Wills and living trusts have distinct advantages—the biggest being one keeps you out of probate, while the other does not. Find out more about the differences between a will and a living trust, what factors you should consider when choosing between the two, and a simple document that can be your safety net for any assets you might have missed.

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