As with so many things in life, some of the same qualities that help small businesses succeedcan also lead to their demise. Fortunately, much of that risk can be lessened through operational excellence. For example, the owners and managers of small businesses often know each other before they go into business together. Sometimes, they’re even…

From vendor agreements to purchase agreements, from leases to independent contractor agreements, contracts are a part of everyday business life. It is important to make sure your contracts are valid, enforceable, and protecting you like they should. Have you ever wondered which types of contracts must be in writing to make sure you get the…

Female-owned businesses are one of the fastest growing sectors of the U.S. economy, with the number of women-owned businesses doubling over the past 17 years, according to a recent Forbes article. Many women who run their own companies often do double-duty as CEOs of their families as well. The tendency for many is to leave…

When getting a business off the ground, one common mistake business owners make is not establishing a solid legal foundation to protect their company from unforeseen situations and circumstances. The most effective and efficient way to provide this legal bedrock is by putting a set of key legal agreements in place. Gleaned from years of…

Should you start thinking about asset protection? Do you own your own business? Have you been thinking about how better to protect your home and other assets from potential creditors?  May a limited liability company (LLC) or a corporation be right for you? If you own your own business as well as personal assets such…