Will Corona virus affect your business?
Even though I am a business attorney, I worry like most business owners about current events. Recently, the news and the markets have been rattled by the outbreak of the corona virus. Like me, you are probably wondering how the virus could affect your...
We are still screaming over ice cream!
Several years ago, I wrote a blog about ice cream trucks. Multiple incidents throughout the past year were highlighted, including the dispute between Sno Cone Joe pushed Mr. Ding a Ling. Well according to CNN, this was only the tip of the ice cream and...
Yes, you do need business insurance if you work from home!
Someone on NextDoor.com asked how bad flooding could be in the Denver area. Here are some pictures of the flooding over the years. I think the one in 2013 was a water main break, but it gives you an idea of what the area looked like before the water...
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.
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.
Join Elizabeth Lewis at a Free Seminar on Legal Issues at Denver Startup Week!
Denver Startup Week (DSW) celebrates entrepreneurial energy, innovation, and connection. Each day offers premium sessions in tech, design, DIY-making, marketing, and leadership, presented by experts and distinguished guests from the local community.
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
How To Stay Software Compliant And Avoid Big Trouble
Not thinking about software licensing can lead to legal trouble, like the $3 million penalty the City of Denver recently paid to Oracle.
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.
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.
Colorado’s New Non-Compete Law
Under HB 22-1317, new changes have been made to Colorado non-compete law. Employers who have employees based in Colorado (even if the employer is not based here) are required to follow these new rules for all Colorado-based employees. Failure to follow them will now result in additional statutory penalties. For help with non-competes, contact Elizabeth Lewis, your Colorado small business attorney today!
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