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Essentials, Elements, and Errors in Contract Law

As a small business owner, you are constantly faced with contracts. You may have contracts with customers, vendors, employees, contractors, and other individuals or businesses. Small or new businesses may be more susceptible to mistakes when it comes to the numerous types and complex legal terms of contracts. The Law Office of EC Lewis PC can help create contracts, clarify existing or new contracts and agreements, and provide protection before or after you enter into any binding contract. This post will cover contracts that are essential to the success of your small business, the elements of a solid contract, and the most common errors made in business contracts.

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10 Ways to De-Stress Your Business Tax Time

As a small business owner, tax time can be very stressful, especially if you wait until the last minute to try to organize a year’s worth of paperwork. In order to ease the stress and avoid potential trouble with the Colorado Department of Revenue or Internal Revenue Service (IRS), start thinking about tax time as all year round. There are steps you can take throughout the year to make a big difference in your total income and tax liability when it comes time to file.

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What’s in a Name for Your Home Business?

Your home-based business may be something you have been dreaming about for a long time, or it may be the result of a lay-off or need to supplement your existing income. This post will cover three often overlooked areas of home business planning.

Choosing a Name
Choosing a Structure
Choosing an Address

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Niche Retail in Denver – The Key to Your Small Retail Store Success?

Consumers have been spending more money online while moving away from traditional brick and mortar businesses. What was once considered a niche market on a product has become over-saturated. Despite this, you know Denver is the place for your retail store. A small business attorney can help you find the right location for your product as well as guide you toward the right channels for doing business.

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Millennials, E-Commerce, and Denver Real Estate

Denver has been consistently ranked as one of the best cities to live in by U.S. News and World Report. Denver was also first in 2015 and 2016 for best places for business according to Forbes. These accolades are in addition to the state’s impressive roster of colleges and universities, not to mention its luscious landscape and booming retail scene. This all translates into a desirable place to live, which affects your business decisions.

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Accessing Your Colorado Tax Record with Revenue Online

An excellent resource for individuals operating small businesses in the state of Colorado is called Revenu Online – a website managed by the taxation division of the Colorado Department of Revenue. Since this year’s first quarter tax filings are in the rear view mirror, this is a good time to think about looking ahead and making access to our Colorado tax records easier using Revenue Online.

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Employee References – How to Tell the Truth and Avoid a Lawsuit

As a small business owner, you are likely the boss and human resources (HR) department all in one. This means the unfortunate task of firing an employee is yours. Once the dreadful termination is done, you are relieved and ready to move forward. Then, a month later, you get a call from a prospective employer asking for a reference for the employee you fired. Before you panic, decline, or say too much, know your rights.

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The Five C’s of Software Licensing

Software licensing can be a daunting combination where the perplexing realm of technology meets legal jargon. As a small business owner, it is essential to understand the importance of software licensing in order to protect your business’s brand or product and to avoid illegally using one that belongs to someone else.

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Chet Baker

JobBiz, LLC

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Elizabeth Lewis has served as our small business attorney for the past 3 years. The legal expertise and knowledge of business regulations she provides enable us to focus on running the business. Her monthly newsletters offers insightful tips, and make us aware of potential changes which may effect our business operations so we are not caught off guard. We are extremely pleased with Elizabeth, and remain committed with her firm.
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Rick Davis Consulting, LLC

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The Law Office of E.C. Lewis, P.C. helped David Woolever, an entrepreneur, independent author, and publisher, with setting up his LLC, website, and also with advice on contacts his company would need.

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Owning their own business was a long-time dream for Jim Kreutzer and his son-in-law, Tim. They worked closely with the Law Office of E.C. Lewis, P.C. from the start. Elizabeth helped with the property lease agreement developing the necessary waivers for both adults and minors.

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Dan Jimenez and Ryan Humphries wanted to bridge fitness and adventure in their new startup, but they needed some help getting their business off the ground. They came to the Law Office of EC Lewis to help make sure they were legally set.

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Rhianon Schuman and Kyle Dokken. Both CrossFit participants, wanted to turn their love of fitness into a healthy business. They came to the Law Office of EC Lewis to get start-up advice, information about hiring, general business advice and have their lease reviewed.

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Kristen Hansen and her aunt, Tami Takahashi both had business knowledge, but working together as business partners and selling online brought new questions and challenges. Elizabeth helped set up their company and composed a privacy policy and terms of use for the website.

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Conduct Your Own Software and Services Audit

In your small business, you may be a staff of one or you may employ a handful of people. When you purchased software, the license was for one user. You likely used a personal email address and bank card to make the purchase. At some point, you hired or...

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3773 Cherry Creek North Drive, Suite 575
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720-258-6647
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