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Why Starting A Business Venture Now Might Make Sense

  • July 15, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

Yes, it may sound a bit crazy. And yes, it comes with risk. But so does everything worth doing. And then there’s this fact to consider: Some of the most successful companies in the U.S. started in the Great Depression or other recessions, including Disney […]

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Business Owners Get More Flexibility with PPP Loan Forgiveness

  • June 8, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

PPP loan recipients got some welcome relief on Friday when the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 was signed into law, extending the amount of time to use the loan and making it easier to be eligible for loan forgiveness.  Originally, in order to […]

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Back to Business After Stay at Home Orders

  • May 5, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

As business owners, first we responded to the Coronavirus crisis. Then we tried to keep our businesses running and employees employed. Now, as some states are beginning to lift their shelter in place orders, we are navigating our way back to business. Certain non-essential sectors […]

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What You Need to Know About the Federal Stimulus Package: The CARES Act

  • March 30, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

On March 27, 2020, the United States government passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stimulus Act (CARES Act).   The unprecedented legislation is a $2 trillion-dollar economic stabilization and assistance act to help lessen the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on individuals, employers, and both […]

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Coronavirus Impact: Families First Coronavirus Response Act Increases Duties of Employers

  • March 24, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

Last week, the President signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) in response to COVID-19.  The Act implements three parts: The Emergency Family Medical Leave Act, Paid Leave Act, and Tax Credits for Employers providing such leave.  These take effect April […]

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Coronavirus Impact: State and Federal Relief Funds to Assist Small Business with Losses during COVID-19

  • March 22, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

With many of Michigan’s small businesses and restaurants closed by Executive Order as result of COVID-19 until at least April 13, 2020, many business owners are looking for relief to remedy their losses. The MEDC announced the Michigan Small Business Relief Program to fund $20 […]

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Coronavirus Impact: How to Reduce Impact on Employees

  • March 22, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

There does not seem to be any industry or part of life that has not been impacted by the now global pandemic known as Coronavirus.  With all the state and federal mandated closures, so many small and medium sized businesses are impacted by the virus, […]

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APPELLATE RULING PROVES POWER OF A CORPORATE CLEAN UP

  • February 26, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

A recent case by the Michigan Court of Appeals demonstrates the consequences of failing to keep corporate records in check.  In Touchwerx, Inc. v. Dynics, Inc., a Michigan Court of Appeals case, a merger that was endorsed by the State, but not fully effectuated by […]

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Who Owns it: (Trade) Fixtures in Commercial Leasing

  • January 24, 2020
  • by Zana Tomich

In the commercial leasing world there remains much contention between the classification of fixtures and trade fixtures, and who, as between landlord and tenant, owns what. So, what’s the difference? Simply put, a fixture is a thing which becomes part of the property when it […]

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Selling the Successful Small Business: 7 Things To Do To Prepare For The Sale

  • December 17, 2019
  • by Zana Tomich

As a small business owner and business lawyer at Dalton & Tomich, PLC, I can attest that owning and running a small business is not for the faint at heart.  Selling one isn’t either. Selling a small business is not something one can do on […]

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