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  • Bow Wow Luau and the Cat’s Meow Gala Hits Thalian Hall May 18th

    Living in Wilmington’s vibrant South Central district means you’re never far from the action. And of course, May 18 will be no different, especially for animal lovers. Heidi’s Hope For Homeless Animals is having its annual gala at Thalian Hall featuring authentic Polynesian dancers and a spirited auction that goes towards helping homeless dogs and…

  • Woof Wanderlust: Top Tips for Traveling with Your Furry Explorer

    Planning a trip? Don’t leave your best friend behind! With some preparation and planning, you and your pup can embark on exciting adventures together. But traveling with a canine companion requires more than just packing kibble and a leash. This blog post equips you with top tips to ensure a smooth and enjoyable journey for…

  • Your Royal Guide to Avoiding Bed Bugs in the American Colonies

    Friends, countrymen, lend me your ears! Not for pronouncements on battlefields won or nations mended, but for a foe far smaller, yet no less vexing: the insidious bed bug. For those who embark on grand adventures of imperialism or just leisure travel, this six-legged scoundrel seeks not glory, but slumber-stealing bites and itchy memories. These…

  • Distributions: How to Pay Yourself with with an LLC for Your Business

    As a single-member LLC owner, you can access your business profits through both salary and distributions. Taking a “reasonable” salary subject to payroll taxes ensures Social Security and Medicare contributions, while distributions allow you to withdraw remaining profits at a lower tax rate (potentially avoiding them altogether if within your basis). That sounds amazing! There…

  • The Low-Down on Snoring and How to Finally Quit for Good

    Imagine this: you drift to the edge of sleep, eyelids drooping like velvet curtains. Your partner’s gentle breaths lull you further, a soft counterpoint to the symphony of the city outside. Suddenly, a monstrous foghorn erupts beside you, shattering the serenity. The bed vibrates, walls tremble, and you’re jolted back to wakefulness, heart hammering like…

  • Business: When to Switch from an S Corporation to C Corporation

    Running an S corporation feels like finding the magic formula: lower taxes, simpler compliance, and a cozy family of shareholders. But as your business expands, that charming cottage might start feeling cramped. So, when does it make sense to trade the S corp comfort for the spacious mansion of a C corporation? Crossroads of Growth:…

  • Should You Be Picky with Your HVAC Clients?

    Imagine this: you’re an HVAC eager to showcase your skills and build a thriving business. Leads are pouring in, and you’re excited to tackle every project that comes your way. But wait!  Before you dive headfirst into a whirlwind of work, consider the importance of qualifying your clients. It might seem counterintuitive to turn down…

  • How the 4 Largest US Cities Have Already Been Using AI Right Under Your Nose

    There seems to be a growing public backlash against open artificial intelligence augmentation across wide strata of society today, and for good reason. But is it merely the predictable response of a highly reactive public? A public many could argue that have been trained to be fearful and hostile over the last 25 years to…

  • The Many Birds of Florida

    Florida is home to over 500 species of birds, making it a birdwatcher’s paradise. The state’s diverse habitats, from the sandy beaches of the Gulf Coast to the lush swamps of the Everglades, attract a wide variety of birds. Florida Birdwatching Attractions Some of the most common birds in Florida include the following: -Actual Birds-…

  • EPA Releases New Guide on Getting Rid of Bed Bugs

    If you thought that there was no solution in sight to dealing with those nasty, creepy crawly biting critters that hide in your bed at night, you can feel good knowing that the EPA released a complete guide to getting rid of bed bugs. The EPA has done a good job in helping the public…