Client Profile: Imangi Studios

Client Profile: Imangi Studios

Congratulations is due to Keith Shepherd and wife Natalia Luckyanova, founders of Imangi Studios, LLC, an independent video game developer for the mobile platform.  Their games have become wildly popular, winning over thousands of fans with the launch of Harbor Master then most recently Temple Run, which TechCrunch.com ranks among the Top 20 iPhone/iPad games of 2011.  (View article here.)...

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I-9 Audits

I-9 Audits

Attention Employers!!  Are you maintaining proper employee records?  What better way to start off the year than by getting in order your necessary records and files to assure your business is running legally soundly?  One type of document you must keep on hand is an I-9 form for each of your employees.  This form requires employees to present certain documents to you the employer to verify...

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How to Obtain an SBA Loan

How to Obtain an SBA Loan

The US Small Business Administration offers a variety of loan programs to those looking to start or expand a small business and who have trouble obtaining a traditional bank loan.  The types of loan programs offered by the SBA include: Rural Business Loans Loans for small exporter businesses Loans for special purposes (for example, businesses seeking pollution control implementations,...

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5 Personally Recommended Apps for the Small Business Owner

5 Personally Recommended Apps for the Small Business Owner

As a small business owner, I appreciate anything that helps me organize and control the many everyday factors of operating a business. I am in the process of testing these applications myself, but so far I am impressed and I would recommend them to other business owners. 1. Highrise – The replacement to your business card collection. Collect your contacts in one place. Besides contact...

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Employee Handbooks: Why they are important in NC

Employee Handbooks:  Why they are important in NC

North Carolina is an “at will” employment state, meaning that either employer or employee may terminate the working relationship for any reason, provided there are no express contractual terms and reasons for termination are legal (for example, the employer cannot fire his employee based on her race).  (See the N.C. Department of Labor definition) Due to North Carolina’s adherence to the...

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Tax Deduction Tips for the Small Business Owner

Tax Deduction Tips for the Small Business Owner

As the end of 2o11 draws (already!) to an end, you should begin to think about the ways to save your company money by reducing your tax liability.  Don’t let money saving opportunities slip by because you are unaware of the types of tax deductions you may claim for your business.  The following is a general list of deductions to consider claiming for your business.  Be sure to check on...

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