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As a small business owner, you're probably more focused on your product than on employee pensions, but if an employee dies, knowing how your company and the state deal with death benefits could come in handy.

So here's a primer on what death benefits are, who's eligible to receive them, and how they could impact your business.

One of the most important contracts you can sign as a small business owner is your commercial lease. But what if you sign the lease and then your circumstances change? Or you need to clarify certain terms of the lease?

The good news is that your lease terms may not be set in stone -- there are ways to amend a commercial lease. It will just take a little work between you and your landlord to negotiate any new terms.

Most companies are aware that matching contributions for employee donations to charity is one of the best gifts you can give your employees. Matching your employees' gifts can demonstrate that you care about the issues that they care about and it gives employees a voice in the company's charitable efforts.

But no good deed goes un-litigated, as they say, and employee gift matching programs can raise some legal concerns for small businesses.

Women: You're not crazy. That feeling like you can't get warm in the office? That's because the office air conditioning wasn't designed for you.

And it turns out a chilly office can have some adverse effects on the entire staff. So, bosses, here's how to make your office a comfortable and constructive work environment for the whole team, not just the dudes.

These days, most small businesses would have their Internet domains reserved before they even signed the incorporation papers. In fact, I'm sure many companies failed to even launch because a url or Twitter handle was already taken.

But that wasn't always the case. Back in the old days, folks would just start a business, give it the name they wanted, and wait a few decades until Al Gore invented the Internet. Then some computer geek could sit on thousands of domain names and wait for the company to buy it from him. So how do you your company's Internet identity back from these domain squatters?

Can I Do Business in Iran?

Just like the recent reopening of diplomatic relations with Cuba, business owners are wondering what the new nuclear deal with Iran will mean for commercial opportunities in the country.

While some American companies are already doing business in Iran, certain barriers, both legal and cultural, still remain. So here's what you need to know about setting up shop in post-sanction Iran.

Whether for religious or political reasons, it seems like small business owners are constantly testing the boundaries of their right to refuse service to certain customers. Despite the fact that such discrimination is wrong on moral grounds and that turning away paying customers could hurt your bottom line, it could also get you sued.

So learned Florida Gun Supply, when it was sued after proclaiming itself a Muslim-free zone.

Technology has consistently made our favorite music more mobile. Music streaming sites like Pandora and Spotify allow us to have our own soundtrack everywhere we go. Businesses are also taking advantage of streaming sites. By now we've all seen a bartender or a barista with their phone plugged into the sound system, setting the mood for the establishment.

But is this kosher, legally? Are there different rules for streaming Pandora at a business?

Those who were caught off guard by the Obama Administration's move to resume full diplomatic relations with Cuba might also be surprised by this fact: the U.S. is already the fourth largest exporter of goods to Cuba.

But this doesn't mean Cuba is completely open for business. The country is still subject to a trade embargo, meaning there are heavy restrictions on American exports to Cuba, and the Cuban government still sets the rules on who can do business in the country. So what do you need to know about doing business in Cuba?

With the ubiquity of small businesses on social media, many entrepreneurs are wondering if their business even needs its own dedicated website. Especially when (good) web design is expensive and Facebook is still free.

While there may be benefits to replacing your business website with Facebook, there are also drawbacks.