Insurance & Asset Protection

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Small Business Disaster Assistance

What would you do if your small business encountered a disaster? Insurance may help, but what if it doesn't cover the full extent of the disaster? You can find disaster assistance to help get your small business back up and running.

Small Business Insurance

There are many different insurance policies for small business owners to choose from today. Which insurance policies are right for your small business? This article dives in to the types of insurance available to small business owners and which ones you need.

3 Tips on How To Protect Your IP Address

As a small businesses owner, using the Internet is probably a big part of your business. While you are online, you don't want to worry about hackers getting a hold of your business or personal information. Check out these tips on how to protect your IP address while you work online.

Small Business Health Insurance

Whether your small business has outside employees or not, having health insurance is one of the most important things to have in your business. Check out this article for information on small business health care.

Small Business Liability Insurance

Even the best small business owners can run in to an unhappy customer. Is your small business protected if you come across an unhappy customer? Check out this article for information on business liability insurance and why you want to get it for your small business.

Small Business Health Insurance

Whether your small business has outside employees or not, having health insurance is one of the most important things to have in your business. Check out this article for information on small business health care.

Small Business Liability Insurance

Even the best small business owners can run in to an unhappy customer. Is your small business protected if you come across an unhappy customer? Check out this article for information on business liability insurance and why you want to get it for your small business.

3 Tips on How To Protect Your IP

As a small businesses owner, using the Internet is probably a big part of your business. While you are online, you don't want to worry about hackers getting a hold of your business or personal information. Check out these tips on how to protect your IP address while you work online.

Kevin Stirtz, The Amazing Service Guy

Expert customer service advice from Kevin Stirtz, The Amazing Service Guy.

How to Handle Customer Complaints

Make the most of the valuable feedback you receive form your customers - here's what to do with those customer complaints that come in.

Protect Your Business

Focusing on the aspects of your business that help you grow profitably… it’s what business ownership is all about. Learn valuable tips and tools to help the small business owner understand what needs to be done in order to protect their business.

SAR Activity Review, Trends, Tips & Issues,

Financial institutions are required to file Suspicious Activity Reports to report transactions they have reason to suspect are illegal. Under the auspices of the Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Board, the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network periodically publishes the SAR Activity Review.

Form 109, Currency Transaction Report

Suspicious Activity Reports must be filed, under certain circumstances, by money transmitters; currency dealers and exchangers; and issuers, and sellers and redeemers of money orders and/or traveler's checks that are subject to the requirements of the Bank Secrecy Act.

Form 104, Currency Transaction Report

Each financial institution must file FinCEN Form 104 (CTR) for each deposit, withdrawal, exchange of currency, or other payment or transfer, by, through, or to the financial institution which involves a transaction in currency of more than $10,000.

Form 8300, Report of Cash Payments Over $10,000 Received in a Trade or Business

Each person engaged in a trade or business who, in the course of that trade or business, receives more than $10,000 in cash in one transaction or in two or more related transactions, must file Form 8300. Transactions occurring between the payor and the recipient business within 24 hours are considered related transactions. If the transactions occur over a longer period, they are still considered related if the recipient business knows, or has reason to know, that each transaction is one of a series of connected transactions

5 Tips About Workers’ Compensation Coverage

Almost all employers are required to carry Workers’ Compensation insurance coverage, however the specific details can vary by state. There are number of issues related to workers’ compensation coverage that are either unknown to most, or easily misunderstood. Here are five tips that will better help you manage your workers’ compensation insurance...

Sample Funding Forms

Within this section of Business Tools, we reproduce a number of contracts and forms that are useful in forming and operating a business with a maximum level of asset protection. From the earliest agreement to start a company to ways to remove valuable assets from a growing business, these forms cover the most popular strategies and gives clues as to how best to structure your operation. Equipment leases and various financing arrangements are also covered, allowing you the greatest protections under the law.

Sample Operating Agreement for a Delaware LLC

This Sample Operating Agreement incorporates many of the asset protection concepts presented throughout the Business Owner's Toolkit. It provides for the issuance of voting capital and allows for the issuance of nonvoting capital. Using nonvoting capital can be a major component in a popular estate planning, and thus asset protection, strategy: the family limited liability company (LLC). The Sample Agreement provides that members who hold only nonvoting capital have no right to vote as members or to participate as managers. This eliminates control issues involving junior family members, and also should increase the estate tax savings that result from discounting of the other family member's interests.

Sample Equipment Lease

Within this section of Business Tools, we reproduce a number of contracts and forms that are useful in forming and operating a business with a maximum level of asset protection. From the earliest agreement to start a company to ways to remove valuable assets from a growing business, these forms cover the most popular strategies and gives clues as to how best to structure your operation. Equipment leases and various financing arrangements are also covered, allowing you the greatest protections under the law.

Sample Assignment of Accounts Receivable with Recourse

We reproduce a number of contracts and forms that are useful in forming and operating a business with a maximum level of asset protection. From the earliest agreement to start a company to ways to remove valuable assets from a growing business, these forms cover the most popular strategies and gives clues as to how best to structure your operation. Equipment leases and various financing arrangements are also covered, allowing you the greatest protections under the law.

Sample Articles of Organization

As the founding document for a limited liability company (LLC) or statutory close corporation, articles of organization, by their nature, have serious legal consequences. For example, if there is a conflict between an entity's articles of organization and the entity's operating agreement, in many states the operating agreement, to the extent of the conflict, will be deemed invalid.

Sample Action by Voting Members/Managers

We reproduce a number of contracts and forms that are useful in forming and operating a business with a maximum level of asset protection. From the earliest agreement to start a company to ways to remove valuable assets from a growing business, these forms cover the most popular strategies and gives clues as to how best to structure your operation. Equipment leases and various financing arrangements are also covered, allowing you the greatest protections under the law.

Sample Agreement to Form Business Entity

We reproduce a number of contracts and forms that are useful in forming and operating a business with a maximum level of asset protection. From the earliest agreement to start a company to ways to remove valuable assets from a growing business, these forms cover the most popular strategies and gives clues as to how best to structure your operation. Equipment leases and various financing arrangements are also covered, allowing you the greatest protections under the law.

Long-Term Care Insurance

A small business owner needs to carry various types of property insurance, and among the choices is a newer form of coverage.

Fidelity Insurance

A small business owner needs to carry various types of property insurance coverage, and he or she may want to consider purchasing insurance that protects assets from the dishonest acts of others.