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Perkins Law Sponsors River City Open Collegiate Tennis Tournament
October 08, 2021

RVA Small Business and Nonprofit law firm Perkins Law, PLLC is excited to sponsor this weekend's River City Open, the largest NCAA Division I men’s tennis event in the area. Organized by the River City Tennis Foundation, a local charity promoting…

How to Correct Mistakes on a Filed IRS Form SS-4 (EIN Application)
October 05, 2020

The Problem You are trying to successfully navigate the many challenges of small business ownership and one day you discover, much to your dismay, that incorrect information was inadvertently reported on Form SS-4 to the IRS (or perhaps the…

2020 Update to “Richmond – One of America’s Best Tennis Towns”
June 23, 2020

This summer marks the 10-year anniversary of RVA finishing in the top 3 in the USTA’s national contest to determine “America’s Best Tennis Town”. To mark the occasion, the Richmond Tennis Association commissioned a 2020 update to its…

Thumbs Up to ForwardRVA for its Efforts to Help the Local Small Biz Community
May 22, 2020

A new program, ForwardRVA, has been organized by Chamber RVA and local business, government, and community leaders to provide resources to support local businesses in reopening and operating safely. Specifically, ForwardRVA is offering free…

New Guidance from Dept. of Treasury Offers Comfort to Small Business PPP Borrowers
May 13, 2020

As a follow up to a recent post about concern and confusion among many small business owners about whether they should consider returning their PPP loans this month, those concerns should largely disappear thanks to a newly published PPP FAQ…

Figuring Out Which Licenses Apply to Your Business
November 20, 2019

It is not surprising that a restaurant selling alcohol needs a liquor license or that a construction company needs a contractor’s license before it can start building houses or office buildings. But many business owners in different industries…

Should a Dormant Nonprofit Organization Deactivate the “Donate” Button on its Website?
October 28, 2019

For an inactive nonprofit organization that is not engaged in any formal activities or fundraising efforts, there is no reason to have a functioning “Donate” or “Donate Here” button on its website as it only creates risk (albeit not…

Is There a Time Limit for Distributing Funds Raised for a Specific Cause?
October 23, 2019

Several times each year our 501(c)(3) organization raises funds for a specific cause (or other charity) through a special event or a raffle.  Once the event takes place, how long do we have to submit the funds to the designated charity? There…

Employee Use of Company Resources
June 28, 2019

Small business owners should have written policies concerning employees’ use of company computers, emails, and telephones. Federal and state law give employers quite a bit of flexibility when it comes to monitoring employee emails and phone…