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Is a Franchise Business the Right Choice for Me?

Have you daydreamed of being your own boss, running your own business and taking control of your own destiny?  Have you read magazine articles about franchise opportunities and perhaps taken the first step and requested information to start a franchise?  You may be a good candidate to be a franchise…

January 13, 2020

Form I-9

Currently across the country, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is increasing I-9 audits. Would you know what to do to prepare if you received an audit notice? There are some important steps to take to ensure you have all necessary documentation on file for your employees. Form I-9…

September 30, 2019

What is E-Verify?

E-Verify is a web-based system that allows enrolled employers to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. Identity verification is done by electronically matching information provided on the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, against records available to the Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland…

September 30, 2019

Considerations When Starting a Business

Starting a business or being your own boss can be incredibly satisfying and fulfilling. Businesses provide financial flexibility unlike when one is employed, and can act as a source of inheritance for your beneficiaries or spouse. The new venture requires an individual with perseverance, because it will take the owner…

June 6, 2019

Tax Reform Affects Meals and Entertainment Deductibility

Entertaining or dining with clients, vendors and potential employees is a strong strategy for business owners looking to build lasting relationships. While these expenses are necessary for a successful business, the related tax benefits may be gone due to tax reform. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) changed the…

January 28, 2019

Ride-Sharing: The Need to Know

As many people are aware, ride sharing services like Lyft are now available across the state of South Dakota.  It is tempting to want to participate as a driver to make some extra income, but what should you know first before starting your new job? As a driver for…

January 14, 2019