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How to get your business certified by the State

The State of Ohio denies over 50% of the businesses that apply for MBE or EDGE certification—which can be worth $1 million per year. Sure, these businesses probably know what the certification rules say. But there’s a difference between knowing what the rules say and understanding what the rules mean. I want to tell you what they mean.

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Elderly woman in wheelchair with middle aged woman kneeling beside

For most people, an estate plan has four parts: (1) a Last Will and Testament, (2) a Financial Power of Attorney, (3) a Health Care Power of Attorney, and (4) a Living Will. This article discusses part four: the Living Will.

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Expectant mother and man looking at tablet

For most people, an estate plan has four parts: (1) a Last Will and Testament, (2) a Financial Power of Attorney, (3) a Health Care Power of Attorney, and (4) a Living Will. This article discusses parts one of an estate plan: the Last Will and Testament.

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Three generations in the family

Pop culture has done a terrible job portraying what an estate (and therefore, an estate plan) actually is. There are two truths about estate planning that you should know: First—everybody has an estate. But 60 percent of Americans haven't affirmatively planned what to do with theirs—including a whopping 78 percent of Millennials (born between 1980–1995) and 64 percent of Generation ...

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Everyone worries about taxes and looks for ways and means of reducing their tax burden. But for business owners, this worry can be especially acute because there are additional taxes, different reporting requirements—and more financial landmines to avoid.

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Attorney Gregory L Williams

On January 19, 2018, I resigned as the State of Ohio’s Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinator and deputy director of the Ohio Department of Administrative Services. While my time of public service ended, my service to historically underutilized businesses didn't—and continues to this day.

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