5 Things You Need to Consider Before You Change Your Business Entity in North Carolina

January 17, 2018

Blog, Chalk Talk

If you are considering changing your business entity there are some things you should consider. Taxes – This can be a very big consideration. There are tax differences between the various types of business entities.  Every business is different.  Consult with a reputable CPA to discuss your business.  As a...

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Does My Business Need Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI)?

June 20, 2017

Blog, Chalk Talk

How do you know if your business needs Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI)?  You have heard a million times that small business owners wear “many hats.”  As a small business owner you are well aware just how many hats you wear because if you are like me (owner of O’Connor...

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Business Lessons from 17 Years in Business

January 17, 2017

Blog, Chalk Talk

Thank You for 17 Years! On every business anniversary, I reflect to the day O’Connor Insurance Associates officially hung the proverbial “Shingle” (or open sign).  The business was started by Terry out of our spare bedroom.  That is the norm now but back in 2000 there wasn’t a lot of...

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New Year New Resolutions or Expected Results?

January 5, 2017

Blog, Chalk Talk

It’s January so talk of new year’s resolutions is in full swing.  Read a great article about it.  Rather than making “resolutions” or setting “goals” Jeffrey Gitomer suggests we drop our resolutions and goals and refer to what you want as “my intended and expected achievement.”  Think about it if...

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