Author Archives: Madhu K. Singh

Crowdfunding Act: What could it mean for the Entrepreneur or Startup?

The Crowdfund Act is an amended version of the JOBS ACT that will permit the SEC to allow for certain types of investments by individuals who don’t normally qualify as qualified investors under the SEC to make investments through SEC … Continue reading

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Community Presentations

Upcoming Presentations Past Presentations “Going Solo” University of Kansas School of Law October 4, 2011 (Interactive workshop on the mechanics of launching a solo law practice) “Social Media and the Cloud: The Rise of New IP Concerns” Seattle Technical Forum … Continue reading

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Where should you Incorporate: Delaware or WA??

If you are a Startup and you are headquartered here in the State of Washington, more often then not, you are better off incorporating in the State of Washington. Yes, I do know that Delaware has strong case law and … Continue reading

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Workers Compensation for Business Owners

The University of Washington Business and Economic Development Center is currently offering a business certificate program for local business owners. I enrolled in the program and although I do have a business background I have found it very valuable.  Last … Continue reading

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NEED A REFERRAL

You have come to the right spot. Below is a list of people that I have either worked or collaborated with and would trust enough to refer you to their services. CPA’s and Bookkeepers Deborah Asavarahapun Accounting for Small Business … Continue reading

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Business Accounts: What do Banks require to open an account?

I recently met with Francie Han, Vice President, Business Deposit Specialist at IronStone Bank for lunch. We met late last year at a networking event in Bellevue. Since that time Francie has gone out of her way to introduced me … Continue reading

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Reclassifying an Independent Contractor into an Employee

As we all know well, Independent contractors (ICs) must pay their own state and federal income taxes, and with employees an employer has to collect federal taxes and pay part of the Social Security and Medicare taxes. As a result, … Continue reading

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Is the person working for you really a disguised Employee?

Hiring Independent Contractors are a great way to get the additional help you need without having to worry about withholding taxes. Its also a good way to find out if the person you’ve hired to work for you is the … Continue reading

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A Guide to Etsy’s Terms of Use

In our previous blog post on Etsy, we covered key business considerations to keep in mind when starting an Etsy shop. And we went over some ideas for marketing using social networking and provided useful tools to help expand your … Continue reading

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Using Etsy For Your Business

How are you reaching out to your client-base? Choosing the right venue can be tricky. With more artists and crafters increasing their online presence, promoting your work is not as straightforward. Beyond marketplaces like Amazon, Ebay, or Craiglist, the alternative is to select a … Continue reading

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