Franchising as a Path to Business Ownership in 2021
January 20, 2021

If you are thinking about franchising as a path to business ownership in 2021, then consider signing up for an upcoming virtual SCORE workshop “Become Your Own Boss Through Franchise Ownership” with featured speaker Rich Salon on Wednesday,…

Great News for Startup Nonprofit Organizations: IRS Form 1023 Now Filed Electronically
January 13, 2021

The IRS made life a bit easier last year for new nonprofit organizations by requiring that all Form 1023 filings be made electronically through the online platform Pay.gov. The online Form 1203 application is substantially similar to the…

Choice of Entity Question for Professional Service Providers in Virginia: Professional Limited Liability Company v. Limited Liability Company
January 11, 2021

The limited liability company (“LLC”) has emerged as the entity of choice throughout the small business community over the past 25 years. However, for many professional service providers, Virginia offers another, yet confusingly similar,…

Perkins Appointed as Chair of National Sportsmanship Task Force
January 07, 2021

RVA small business and nonprofit attorney Eric Perkins has been appointed to chair the United States Tennis Association’s Sportsmanship Task Force for the 2021-2022 term.  The purpose of the Task Force is to: (i) collaborate with tennis industry…

Three Important Things to Know About the Second Round of Paycheck Protection Program Loan Funding
January 05, 2021

At the end of 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 was passed to provide additional COVID-19 financial relief to the small business and nonprofit community, including a second round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding (PPP…

Five Great Sources of Franchising Information for the Prospective Franchisor
December 28, 2020

1. International Franchise Association. Arguably the premier membership organization of franchisors, franchisees, and suppliers to the franchise industry, this organization and its web site offer a wealth of information about all aspects of…

Perkins Named to “Super Lawyer” List of 2021
December 07, 2020

Henrico small business attorney Eric Perkins has been selected to the Virginia Super Lawyers List for 2021 in the Business/Corporate Law category. Only 5% of Virginia lawyers receive this distinction each year. The Top 50: 2021 Richmond Super…

Perkins Named a Business Law “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business Magazine
December 03, 2020

Richmond small business attorney Eric Perkins has again been selected by Virginia Business magazine as a “Legal Elite” in the Business Law category for 2020. Started in 2000 in cooperation with the Virginia Bar Association, the Legal Elite…