If your business is involved in a contract dispute with another party you believe did not live up to its contractual obligations, the first step to resolving the dispute is to provide a notice of breach. This notice will explain why you believe a breach exists and provides a list of actions that must be
Most adults have had to sign certain documents in the presence of a notary at some point in their lives, yet many people do not understand what the purpose of a notary is or why a document requires notarization. The primary purpose of having a document notarized is to deter fraud. To accomplish this, the…
Here’s a quick overview of some of the available loan programs, administered by the VIEDA’s Economic Development Bank.
- State Small Business Credit Initiative: The State
There are many types of industries in which hiring independent contractors is a big part of a company’s business model. There are some benefits to working with independent contractors, but as with any type of hiring practice, it’s important to make sure you abide by all the federal and territorial rules and plan out the hiring in a way that protects your company.
With this in mind, here are some tips for hiring independent contractors to your company.
A sole proprietorship is the simplest business structure you can operate under. It is technically not a legal entity—it is just a single person who owns the business and is personally responsible for its debts. The business can operate under the name of its owner or under a fictitious trade name.
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One of the many ways to efficiently grow your business is to acquire other companies, taking over their intellectual properties and customer bases. Of course, there is a lot of planning and hard work that goes into an acquisition, and the process of actually finding a company worth acquiring isn’t always easy.
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While the U.S. Virgin Islands’ bonds are still rated in junk status, there are some significant signs of improvement and glimmers of hope for economic recovery in the territory. The price of some of the Territory’s bonds has more than doubled since the end of 2017, thanks in large part to a boom in construction during the post-hurricane rebuild and the reopening of the St. Croix oil refinery. Now, economic experts in the Territory feel good about the growth in the local economy believe there is a positive future for the territory’s bond ratings.
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Information gathered by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Research and Statistics Group shed some light on the effects of the hurricanes of Fall 2017 on the economy of the U.S. Virgin Islands, including the statistic that the territory lost 4,500 jobs in the wake of the hurricanes.
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The process of converting an LLC to a corporation can vary depending on the circumstances of your business. There are three types of conversion available—which method you choose depends on where you primarily do business and whether you meet the requirements for each method.
Here’s an overview of each of them.
A strong, concise business plan is crucial when starting a new business. Not only will it give you a roadmap for how you will grow your business in its early years, but it will also be useful for investors, who want to see that you have a well-thought-out venture that has a good chance of being viable and sustainable before they invest their money into it.
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