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Estate planning for small business owners: 3 questions to ask yourself

As a small business owner, multiple factors affect your estate planning. A lot depends, of course, on whether you want to leave an interest in the business to your children or sell it instead.

In this post, we’d like to help you get started thinking about the issues by raising a few key questions.

Estate planning for small business owners: 3 questions to ask yourself

As a small business owner, multiple factors affect your estate planning. A lot depends, of course, on whether you want to leave an interest in the business to your children or sell it instead.

In this post, we'd like to help you get started thinking about the issues by raising a few key questions.

Considering non-compete agreements for your business?

As a business owner, you know your success lies in the hands of your employees. A good staff will help your business grow and thrive. An untrustworthy one can put your business at serious risk.

These effects are magnified when an employee leaves. Will clients follow your employee instead of staying with your business? Will a disloyal former employee try to use your company's client list or trade secrets to their own benefit?

Non-compete agreements are a good way to stem the risk associated with a departing employee. Washington law, however, places limits on when businesses can use them. Here are a few things you need to know.

Washington's new LLC Act: 4 things to know

The Washington LLC Act of 2016 became effective on Jan. 1, 2016, changing important aspects of how LLCs operate. This Act applies not just to new LLCs, but to LLCs that were formed before 2016 as well. Members or managers of an LLC should be sure to review all changes in the Act and revise their operating agreement accordingly, but these are some of the biggest changes to know.

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