Category Archives: Business


Pennsylvania Tax Exemption for Family Owned Business

Family Owned Business & Pennsylvania Tax Exemption Historically, family owned business owners have been faced with a difficult tax situation at death.  The business can pass to your children but not before paying the 4.5% Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax.  This often [...Read More]

Pennsylvania’s Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act

The Basics of Pennsylvania’s Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act: What it Means for Contractors In 2009, Pennsylvania’s Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act went into effect. Since then, any contractor that performs work totaling $5,000 per year or $500 per job [...Read More]

Woman Owned Business Certification in PA Can Help Your Business Grow!

Woman Owned Business Certification in Pennsylvania   Did you know that state, federal, and many large national companies are required to award a certain percent of their contracts and purchases to women owned businesses? Your business must first be certified [...Read More]

LLC Formation in Harrisburg – The Basics You Need to Know

What You Need to Know about LLC Formation in Pennsylvania   When starting a new business, one of the first and most important decisions a business owner must make is deciding how to structure their new business.  The most common [...Read More]

Business Formation and Transactions in Pennsylvania – Just Getting Started

Entrepreneurs starting up a new business, especially in today’s economic climate, must consider a variety of legal issues when they begin the start-up or business formation process. There are myriad traps for the unwary would-be business owner, and therefore, it [...Read More]

Employers, Social Media Policies and the NLRB – a Trap for the Unwary

Technology has changed the world, including how, where and when, employees perform work for their employers.  Today, with one stroke of the “send” key, an employee can reach a virtually unlimited audience – creating an avenue of expression that can [...Read More]

Death, Taxes and the Internet: Amazon has brought online taxes to Pennsylvania

“In this world, nothing is certain, but death and taxes”.  Pennsylvania’s Benjamin Franklin dispensed this nugget of truth long before the birth of the internet and the phenomenon of online shopping that followed.  Online shopping holds profound relief for many [...Read More]