In celebration of my 5-year anniversary as a business owner, we are updating the firm brand and revising the website. For my graphic designer, I wanted to boil down my philosophy about life, what drives me and my firm, my value set, mission statement into a laundry list of buzzwords. I want the site and logo and photos to reflect this value set. I thought I would share with you my process.
- Community, connected, connectivity, group, synergy sharing, network, collaborative, includer, social, wide foot print, attraction, retention, followers, following, resolve
- Entrepreneurial, outside the box, hear the beat of a different drum, assist serial entrepreneur clients in next venture, leadership, innovation, change, revolutionary
- Technology, cutting edge, reengineer, SOCIAL MEDIA, breakthrough, creative, change
- Education, information, knowledge, learner, communicator, consultant, confidante, legal and business scholars, advisor, mentorship
- Business, boutique, niche, money, corporate, number crunchers, financial acumen
- Power, competition, winning, pushing, being the best you can be, aggressive, firm, achiever, grinders, book worms, research mongers, orators, top notch legal skills
- Simple, efficient, bottom line, bang for your buck, authentic, work/life balance, talk in plain English, responsive, accessible, clear, custom, self-made, work ethic
- Bankruptcy, Turnaround, restructuring, creating simplicity from chaos/clutter, finding opportunity from difficulty, fresh start, assess risk, protect, defend, prevent
- Positivity, growth, profitability, making livings, supporting families, revitalizing communities, change
- Vibrance, life, joy, passion, service to others, service to community, family, children, fun
TAGLINE: OUR BUSINESS IS HELPING YOU WITH YOURS
I am also updating the color scheme. Right now the colors are teal and dark grey and white. I wanted to add in a third color: chartreuse, yellow, orange, lilac. I found these color combos on Pinterest (a site I use very infrequently). See board here. We don’t want to do too much violence to the logo and colors as they now stand. But I think I am going to go with several colors. I like the use of shadows, shading, shades of color, reflection.
LOGO itself: The first logo is the M and K letter melded in to one. Like a business chart, showing growth. I wanted hard, contemporary, lines. This time around I think I want circles. I will keep you posted on what evolves.
The well-known pizza chain Sbarro LLC, and its numerous related entities (“debtors,” collectively), filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York on March 10, 2014. A motion filed by debtors for joint administration of the cases was granted on March 12, and the case has been assigned to the Honorable Martin Glenn.
Both assets and liabilities in the case are listed to be between $100 million and $500 million. Between 1,000 and 5,000 creditors are estimated to exist, with various lease obligations constituting the bulk of debtors’ unsecured debt. However, Vistar Corporation, a trade creditor, holds the largest unsecured claim at approximately $540,000.
According to debtors’ pre-packaged reorganization plan, debtors propose to classify claims in the following manner: (1) Other Priority Claims; (2) Other Secured Claims; (3) Prepetition Secured Lender Claims; (4) General Unsecured Claims; (5) Intercompany Claims; (6) Equity Interests in Sbarro Holdings, Inc.; and (7) Intercompany Interests. The pre-packaged plan stipulates that classes (1), (2), and (7) will be “unimpaired.” Impaired creditors are those whose legal rights against the company are being changed by the reorganization plan. Usually, this means the plan calls for paying them less, and usually far less, than what they’re owed. Unimpaired creditors are those whose legal rights against the company aren’t changed by the plan
This is not the first time the debtors have turned to bankruptcy for relief. In April 2011, the rocketing prices of raw materials and declines in mall traffic (where many of debtors’ stores are located) forced debtors to file Chapter 11. Debtors’ emerged from bankruptcy having slashed debts from approximately $400 million to $130 million.
Most people bring a drivers license or passport and a social security card. Do not forget to bring these. The Chapter 7 Trustee will adjourn the hearing if you do not have proper ID. This will mean more lawyers fees for you and possibly having to ask for another day off of work. ORDER a duplicate SOCIAL SECURITY CARD if you have lost yours. A W-2 works too as long as it has your social security number on it. See entire list of acceptable id at this link.
I am in the process of incorporating an LLC for a client.
I am running across some basic information that people frequently ask me. Here is one of the first questions:
Do I need an EIN?
You need an EIN if you:
Started a new business
Hired or will hire employees, including household employees
Opened a bank account that requires an EIN for banking purposes
Changed the legal character or ownership of your organization (for example, you incorporate a sole proprietorship or form a partnership)
Purchased a going business
Created a trust
Created a pension plan as a plan administrator
Are a foreign person and need an EIN to comply with IRS withholding regulations
Are a withholding agent for taxes on non-wage income paid to an alien (such as an individual, a corporation, or a partnership)
Are a state or local agency
Are a federal government unit or agency
Formed a corporation
Formed a partnership
Administer an estate formed as a result of a person’s death
Represent an estate that operates a business after the owner’s death.