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Steps You Can Take Now to Create a Succession Plan

Many small businesses are family owned. While family owned businesses enjoy the benefit of familial solidarity, their strength is often threatened when it's time for leadership or ownership to be passed down. Succession plans help ensure the transition from owner to owner is an easy one, but many small and family-owned businesses do not have [...]

By | June 1st, 2017|Business|0 Comments

Why Startups Need Lawyers, Not Legal Templates

When growth and funding are top priorities, it is wise to not let legal soundness fall to the wayside. Not surprisingly, 1 in 10 startups fails due to overlooked legal issues. Without a lawyer looking out for your best interests, it’s easy to miss common legal mishaps that pose a threat to any startup. Mistake [...]

By | May 18th, 2017|Legal Strategy|0 Comments

Business Conflict: Tips for Settling Business Disputes, Part 2

In part 1, we discussed the importance of knowing how to negotiate business deals and mitigate conflict whenever possible. Besides being a financial drain, business disputes can also create conflicts that require precious time and energy to resolve. Setting clear boundaries and realistic expectations when making professional agreements is essential in setting yourself up for [...]

By | April 18th, 2017|Dispute Resolution|0 Comments

Avoid These 5 Common Startup Legal Mistakes

It seems that everywhere you look, a new startup is trying to make it big with a game-changing idea. But, it’s only the ones that can turn that idea into reality that reach business success. Too many startups fail to make the transition from idea to execution or encounter major setbacks along the way. In [...]

By | March 28th, 2017|Contract Advice, Legal Strategy|0 Comments

Hiring? Great! Here’s How to Get Started with Your First Employee

Up until now, you alone have been running your small business. Now you need help. The moment when a small business owner decides to hire his or her first employee is one of triumph. Conversely, knowing how to start the hiring process can be a moment of confusion. If you’re ready to hire your first [...]

By | January 18th, 2017|Contract Advice|0 Comments