Tips For Avoiding An Employee Lawsuit

As small business owners look to the New Year, most will be considering new goals or practices that will help grow the business and exceed the successes of this year. Some business owners will work on developing new and interesting ways to turn a profit, others will begin brick and mortar renovations that will increase […]

Investing in Commercial Real Estate

Commercial real estate deals aren’t just for business owners. In fact, many Americans are turning to commercial real estate AS the business in the wake of the Great Recession of 2008. Not only do commercial real estate deals ensure that the work is autonomous, they also guarantee a certain degree of return on the investment […]

Dissolving a Business Partnership

When you were starting your business, it seemed the most natural and easiest thing in the world to have a partner. You couldn’t start the company alone, after all, and having a partner meant having additional expertise, experience, and someone with whom you could “shop” ideas. “Business partnerships dissolve for many reasons,” according to the […]

Selling Your Small Business

In the years following the market crash, several small business owners decided that entrepreneurship wasn’t for them and began the arduous process of selling their business. If you’re ready to sell your small business, there are several things to keep in mind—the most important of which is to seek the counsel of a qualified business attorney. He will […]

Determining Employee Pay

One of the most difficult decisions when you’re setting up a business is determining employee pay. It can be daunting to project the profits of your endeavor and balance your expectations with those of the people working for you. Turning down a request for a raise, or having to tell an employee that you can’t afford to […]

Types of Business Loans Offered by the Small Business Administration

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is a government run organization designed to help small business in all stages of a business’ life cycle. One of the most crucial stages in any business, and one in which the SBA can be especially helpful, is in the financing stage.  The SBA offers several different kinds of loans […]

Do I Need a Business Succession Plan?

When you are starting a new business, the excitement about moving ahead sometimes means that you miss important details about the future. Many new business owners don’t want to think about what might happen in the event that something happens to one of the others, but it’s prudent planning to develop a business succession plan […]

Keeping Your Business Afloat After Losing Your Partner

If you have been with the same business partner since the formation of your venture, it can be especially difficult to know what to do in the event that your partner leaves or passes away. Conducting “business as usual” be will challenging from both a personal and a professional perspective, and you will benefit from […]

Business Plans for the Future

An important part of business planning is to ensure that a business may continue operating after the owner is gone. This includes a financial cushion that will pay expenses that one should anticipate as part of running a small business. This type of planning is difficult, however, a small business attorney can help. Planning for […]

Funding to Start a Small Business

You don’t have to be a self-made millionaire or come from money to start a business. In recent years the number of entrepreneurs across the country has skyrocketed. According to Forbes magazine, “as of March 2011, there are an average of 320 new businesses launched every month, for every 100,000 U.S. adults.” That breaks down […]