Trademark Scams Creating Headaches for Small Business Owners

Man with trademark symbol in hand: MaxFilings Patents and Trademarks Blog

Another way to scam money from small businesses is rearing its ugly head. Last month, a scammer tried to swindle a local coffee shop in Omaha, NE. After applying for a trademark for their business, the owner of Mug Life Coffee began receiving letters requesting payment (more than $2,500) for placing the trademark on various international ... More >

2017 Brings Renewed Cyber Security Concerns for Small Businesses

2017 small business security

The new year is here. Now that it’s 2017, many small businesses are rushing to meet the sales goals they set for the fourth quarter rather than looking ahead to their 2017 goals. One aspect of 2017 that many businesses are starting to focus on - if last November’s election is an indication - is cyber security. One of the biggest universal ... More >

Is it Time to Hire an HR Professional for Your Small Business?

Hiring an HR professional

Today, being a small business owner means more than simply being an entrepreneur. Often, you’ll be expected to “wear different hats” to ensure all of the jobs required for a business are completed. However, knowing when to bring in professionals is crucial for a profitable, successful business. One such useful hire is a human resources (HR) ... More >

Small Business Boom Is on the Horizon

Woman in bakery: MaxFilings Small Business News Blog

As technology advances, businesses are able to change the way they operate and greatly expand their reach among potential clients. This growth isn’t just for big businesses – experts suggest that small businesses could see tremendous growth in the coming years due to advances in technology. By 2026, we could see the number of small businesses ... More >

Tax Foundation Ranks Top Business-Friendly Tax States

US dollars in shape of New Jersey: MaxFilings Business Taxes Blog

The Tax Foundation is a nonprofit organization focused on the education of taxpayers, policymakers and the media about issues relating to taxes. For several years, they have ranked each state in the U.S. based on business tax climate. This year’s list shows that states in the west, including Wyoming, are the most tax-friendly, and those in the ... More >

Low-Cost Wellness Programs for Small Businesses

Wellbeing compass concept: MaxFilings Business Management Blog

Does your small business offer employees paid time off when they’re sick? If you don’t, you may soon be required to do so. There has recently been a push to require employers to provide a few days each year for sick leave. Starting in January, paid sick leave is required of federal contractors. Additionally, five states and another 29 cities ... More >