Oakland’s New Minimum Wage

Effective January 1, 2020, Oakland’s Minimum Wage rate will increase to $14.14 from $13.80 per hour. The minimum wage must be paid to employees who perform at least 2 hours of work in a particular workweek within Oakland, including part-time, temporary, and seasonal employees. #SmallBusinesses are you ready? For more...

Sole proprietorship, LLC, corporation? Which business structure is right for me?

Choosing between running your business as a sole proprietorship, an LLC, or a corporation can be confusing and there isn’t necessarily a right answer. It really just depends on what your goals are: limiting liability, receiving major investments, making tax payments simple, etc., and then choosing the structure that best...

Do I Really Need to Form a Corporation or Limited Liability Company?

The answer to this question is an emphatic YES! You need to figure out whether your business fits better in the structure of a Corporation (for-profit or nonprofit) or a Limited Liability Company (LLC) and then operate within that structure. Here are 3 major benefits you get from creating a...