Check out HARO for Free Publicity Opportunities
August 01, 2011

Some media and marketing experts will tell you the best marketing for your business will often come for free.

Make Payroll Tax Compliance Top Priority
August 01, 2011

Roanoke restaurant developer Roland “Spanky” Macher is learning a hard lesson about the perils of not properly accounting for payroll taxes withheld from employees.

Plan Carefully if Using Groupon or LivingSocial to Stir Up Business
August 01, 2011

The “group buying” or daily discount promotions offered online through Groupon, LivingSocial, and other players racing into the marketplace can be beneficial to your small business if done correctly….

Be Smart When it Comes to Securities Law Compliance
August 01, 2011

Raising capital from outside investors, whether from “friends and family” or an angel investor, will often trigger the application of federal and state securities laws.

Have You Explored SWaM Opportunities?
August 01, 2011

The Virginia SWaM Procurement Initiative was established in 2006 to provide new business opportunities for small, women- and minority-owned businesses.

Why NOT to do business as a sole proprietorship.
August 01, 2011

While many entrepreneurs and small business owners are fond of the sole proprietorship as a business structure due to its simplicity, there are a variety of disadvantages and shortcomings to the sole proprietorship.

Don’t Blame Regulation D for Troubles in the Alternative Investment Market
June 08, 2011

If you believe what you read, you might come to associate Regulation D private placements with bad deals, ponzi schemes, scam artists, and unscrupulous securities brokers pushing bad investment products on innocent people.

Raising the Bar for Regulation D Private Placements
April 27, 2011

Companies and sponsors thinking of raising capital through a private offering should devote the time and resources necessary to understand and appreciate the importance of securities law compliance.

Perkins to Speak on Charity Event Compliance Issues at Virginia Fundraising Institute 2011
March 28, 2011

Richmond business and nonprofit lawyer Eric Perkins will lead a workshop at the Virginia Fund Raising Institute 2011 on July 18-19, 2011 at the Wyndham Virginia Crossings Conference Center.

Don’t Forget Your “Doing Business As” Filings.
March 01, 2011

In many situations a business entity will conduct business under a trade name different from its legal name (e.g., ABC Enterprises, LLC operating a restaurant named “Big Bob’s House of Ribs”).