Monthly Archives: October 2020

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Christine Kuntz in Business Formation, Small Business

How Do I Form a Business in Pennsylvania?

Forming a business can be overwhelming.  You have to navigate government regulations, select the appropriate business entity form, obtain licenses and insurance, and so much more.  How-to books and legal websites make it appear simple, but there are many pitfalls for the inexperienced.  Here is a brief guide to forming a new business in Pennsylvania....

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Christine Kuntz in Business Formation, Small Business

Is Your Home-Based Business Legal?

Sole-proprietors, freelancers, and start-ups frequently work from home (or at least begin there).  Unfortunately, it is not as easy as putting up the proverbial shingle.  There are many legal traps for home-based businesses. Before launching your home-based business, do not forget to investigate these often-overlooked legal matters: Business Formation. Risk management Do you want to...

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Christine Kuntz in Intellectual Property

Why Should I Register A Trademark?

I already registered my name with the State.  Isn’t that enough? Many people think that registering your business with the state gives you the exclusive right to your business name or slogan.  This is not true. State registration is a tax matter.  The state wants to keep track of who is doing business in the...

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Christine Kuntz in Nonprofit Organizations

Do You Need a Small Games of Chance License for your Fundraiser?

At your last fundraiser brainstorming session, that purse bingo idea was stellar. You advertised and generated a lot of interest — including government interest. Now the county treasurer is requesting to see your small games of chance license. Oops. Pennsylvania considers raffles, bingo, 50/50 tickets, auctions, and other common fundraisers to be gambling. Yes, gambling....

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