Contract Agreements Every Small Business Should Have in Place

It might be tempting to seal a deal with a handshake. After all, verbal formalities just slow things down—and as a small business owner, you've got countless other things to do to run your business. However, having the proper contracts in place will give you and your business solid legal protection should the need arise.

Franchisee: Red Flags When Signing a Real Estate Lease

For brick and mortar franchisees, securing your real estate transaction carries a significant weight on your future success. Not only is it a substantial...
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Critical Info to Know About Minimum Wage Law in Your Area

As a small business owner, it's important to pay your employees at or above the legal minimum wage. As you probably know, the minimum wage is the lowest hourly rate that you as an employer can pay your employees.

After LLC Formation, What’s the Next Step?

After you form a limited liability company, the first thing you should do is draft an operating agreement. And if you've already formed a limited liability company or you've already formed any kind of entity, you want to draft the equivalent of an operating agreement, as an internal document among co-owners.
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Employment Laws Made Easy for Small Business Owners

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), entrepreneurs must deal with employment laws covering everything from preventing discrimination to posting the correct workplace posters.

Your Startup May Need a Surety Bond

Many new, first-time business owners don’t know about surety bonds until they find out they are required to have them—usually as part of the...

Protecting Your Startup’s Intellectual Property

An oft-neglected part of running a startup involves the products unique to your brand. What can you do to make sure your intellectual property...

How to Know When You Need a Contract

Do you sometimes lie awake at night wondering what will happen if your biggest customer doesn't pay you? How about if the vendor handling your website upgrade takes off with your thousand-dollar down payment? These scenarios would be a nightmare for any bootstrapping entrepreneur—and they happen all the time.

Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights & Licensing: What’s the Difference?

Diving into the world of intellectual property can be overwhelming. Especially when it comes to protecting and monetizing your information. Before getting started, you may...

How to Buy Out a Partner

When a small business starts out, multiple individuals will sometimes partner together or the original founder will bring in a third party to help establish the brand while it's in its infancy.

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