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Does Your Small Business Need a Social Media Policy?

By |2019-06-17T21:33:10-07:00June 18th, 2019|Business Planning, Contracts, Employment|

According to 2018 data provided by SCORE, the largest provider of volunteer business mentors in the United States, 77% of U.S. small businesses use social media for their sales, marketing, and customer service. If you plan to usesocial media to promote your business, a social media policy is essential to protect your business’s reputation [...]

Steps to Protect Your Small Business from Non-Paying Customers

By |2019-06-18T08:12:39-07:00June 18th, 2019|Business Planning, Contracts|

Unfortunately, most businesses must deal with non-paying customers at least occasionally. You can safeguard the time and money you have invested in your small business by taking several steps, both to lessen the likelihood of nonpayment and to obtain the amount owed once a customer has failed to make a timely payment. Be Proactive [...]

8 Important Provisions Small Businesses Should Include in Commercial Leases

By |2019-06-17T19:57:54-07:00June 17th, 2019|Business Planning, Contracts|

Are you considering leasing office or retail space for your small business? Your lease can have a huge impact on whether your business succeeds or fails. Several important provisions should be considered before you sign on the dotted line. Leases of a certain duration (usually one to three years, depending upon the state) are [...]

The Personal Guarantee: 5 Ways Small Business Owners Can Reduce Their Liability

By |2020-02-12T09:37:10-08:00May 14th, 2019|Business Planning, Contracts|

Small businesses make a huge contribution to the U.S. economy. Nevertheless, starting a new business is risky. Lenders view loans to small businesses, particularly start-ups, as among the riskiest they make, particularly when there is little or no credit history or business revenue on which to base their decision. In an effort to lessen their [...]

Transferring LLC Membership Interests Part 2—Voluntary Transfers

By |2019-02-16T16:18:27-08:00February 19th, 2019|Business Formation, Business Planning, Contracts|

An LLC affords its members a certain amount of personal asset protection. Part of this protection hinges on the restricted transferability of LLC membership interests.  Restricted transferability protects the non-transferring members from creditors and unwelcome new members, which upholds the integrity and value of the non-transferring members’ membership interests. Most (but not all) LLCs [...]

8 Simple Cost Saving Measures for Small Business Owners

By |2019-02-01T17:55:26-08:00February 2nd, 2019|Business Planning, Contracts, Financial, Taxes|

All successful businesses do their best to save money, improve efficiency, and increase profits when and wherever possible.  This is especially necessary for small businesses on a tight budget. While there are numerous ways to save money, these eight cost-saving measures are among the easiest to implement: Bargain. Bargaining with vendors is one way to [...]

Contracts and Difficult Customers Oh My!

By |2018-07-02T19:42:56-07:00May 1st, 2018|Contracts|

One question I've been asked is, "How can I protect myself against difficult customers?" Click the button below to schedule a consultation! CONSULTATION Boilerplate Contracts Are Almost Worthless A client contacted me about a couple difficult clients they were having trouble with, she wanted to know if she handled the situation properly.  We [...]

A Good Contract Should Be Like Goldilocks

By |2018-07-03T22:21:05-07:00April 27th, 2018|Contracts, Counsel|

One of the fundamental building blocks of a business is the contract.  Almost everything in business is based on the contract.  Ask any attorney and they can recite the basic elements of a contract: offer, acceptance, and consideration.  It's too bad that's not all there is when it comes to a contract otherwise we [...]

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