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Refusing a Breathalyzer test

If a driver is impaired by drugs or alcohol when he or she is operating a vehicle, it is against the law. This is because they are at a much higher risk of making an error of judgment, are subject to delayed reaction times and are more likely to engage in reckless or distracted driving. In order to enforce this law, drivers may be stopped and asked to take a Breathalyzer test, which can determine the level of alcohol in their blood.

A Breathalyzer test is not the most accurate way to test the blood alcohol concentration (BAC), but it is the most convenient, and it allows field sobriety tests to be conducted. They are usually conducted by a police officer, and they likely have a reason to believe that the driver is under the influence of alcohol; perhaps he or she was speeding or jumped a stop light.

Home-based day care businesses: Where to start

An increasing number of parents want to be able to juggle both their careers and parenthood, which has led to an ever-higher demand for child care over the years. With this comes a competitive market for both affordable and high quality child care. Kindergartens on private establishments with high rent often mean extremely high prices, as well as the danger of inadequate care for children. Many parents are now turning to home-based child care, which can be more affordable than kindergarten alternatives, and has the potential to offer more personal, family-style care for the child.

If you have experience in education, child care or have children of your own, you may decide that it is a lucrative business decision for you to start a home-based child care business. Of course, there are many factors that you should take into consideration before doing so.

Turning your ice cream passion into a business

Although the ice cream industry used to be a seasonal business reaching a peak in the hot summer months, recent years have seen an increase in the popularity of year-round ice cream parlors and frozen yogurt restaurants. It's becoming easier than ever to set up your own small ice cream business or even a franchise.

If you are thinking about turning your passion for ice cream or frozen yogurt into a business of your own, you first of all need to consider several factors that will ensure that your business will be a success.

What's a C Corporation?

If you're in the process of forming a business, you've probably heard the term "C corporation," as it's one of the legal structures that will be available to you as a business model. If you choose to form your business as a C corporation, specific tax rules will apply to your business. As such, before you choose this model, you may want to familiarize yourself with this structure, it's potential benefits, and whether it's right for you and your needs as a business owner.

C corporations offer business owners limited protections from personal liability. If the business, for example, is involved in a lawsuit or an issue relating to a loan, the owner for the business will not have his or her personal assets at risk of being depleted if the business loses the lawsuit. However, with this limited liability protection comes a more complicated business structure that the owner must maintain and adhere to.

How shall I set up my food service business?

Some people don't feel fulfilled unless they are feeding others. They feel so strongly about this mission that they make it their livelihood.

Everyone in food service knows there is more to success than pleasing customers. Competition is fierce, and businesses must deal with different kinds of risk. You want to take steps to insure against legal risks, and one way is to build upon the right legal structure.

Options for incorporating your personal training business

If you've gone through the effort to become a certified personal trainer, it's likely that your intention is to go into business for yourself. You might be wondering what type of corporate structure is most ideal for this industry though. For the purpose of this analysis, we're going to compare the pros and cons of setting up a Limited Liability Company (LLC) versus a Sole Proprietorship (SP).

While you may find think that incorporating yourself as an SP is ideal, it opens you up to significant liability for the debts your company amasses.

How do I start my own eBay business?

There are many stories of people managing to quit their 9 to 5 job in order to pursue the successes of their eBay selling or other e-commerce selling tools. But the road from a casual stream of income to a fully fledged online business can be a confusing one.

This blog will provide a brief overview into how you should go about setting up an eBay business, and what dangers you should be aware of.

Doing business out of your bedroom?

You have probably heard that most new businesses fail. The number one reason - expenses exceeding income. The number two reason - choosing the wrong business format.

One way around that first predicament, if it makes sense for your business, is to work out of your home. Home businesses eliminate many of the expense problems of fledgling enterprises. You are already paying for space.

How to start a massage business

If you have an education in massage therapy, you may want to take your passion to the next level and start your own business. Being a massage therapist can be a lucrative career option, especially because there does not need to be many overhead costs to get it started. If you work remotely at clients' homes, it means that you will not have to rent out a vicinity for your business.

This blog will provide a brief overview on some tips on where to start when opening your massage therapy business.

Registering your business as an app developer

Paying taxes can seem daunting, and although there is a great deal more work in freelance app development, many developers avoid quitting their day job because they are daunted by the prospect of registering their business and doing their own taxes.

This blog will provide a brief overview into setting up your own business as a freelance app developer.


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