Category: Business Formations

5 Things to Look for in a Business Attorney

5 Things to Look for in a Business Attorney

If you own and operate a small business, you no doubt understand the importance of having the right business lawyer on speed dial. So how can you choose the right lawyer for your business? Here are 5 tips: Honesty – You want a business attorney who will not only tell you the truth but who […]

5 Things to Know Before You Start Hiring Employees

5 Things to Know Before You Start Hiring Employees

From one small business owner to another, expanding to the point that you have to start taking on employees is a big step. But before you expand, there are a few things you should know about the move from a sole proprietor to an employer. Employment Eligibility – You can’t hire just anyone. You need […]

5 Important Phases of Incorporating in the State of California

5 Important Phases of Incorporating in the State of California

Small business owners are often enticed by the tax and liability benefits of incorporating a business. However, going from a sole proprietorship to a corporation may seem like a daunting task. Here are 5 important phases involved in setting up a new business as a corporation in California. Choosing the Company Name. You need to […]

3 Things You Need to Decide When Forming a New Business in California

3 Things You Need to Decide When Forming a New Business in California

Starting a new business venture can be an exciting prospect. However, to help make your new business a success, you need to do the proper planning. Here are three questions to ask yourself so that you can make some vital decisions while forming your new business. #1 What Type of Business Entity Should My Company […]

3 Reasons to Sign a Contract with Your Employees

3 Reasons to Sign a Contract with Your Employees

Your small business is about to take a very big step – you’re hiring your first employee! Is the contract ready to sign? “What contract?” you may ask. That can be dangerous. Here are 3 reasons to sign a contract with all of your employees even if you run a small business. #1 Protect Your […]

3 Ways a Business Attorney Can Help You Avoid a Lawsuit

3 Ways a Business Attorney Can Help You Avoid a Lawsuit

Most small business owners think of business attorneys as the person you go to when a suit has already been issued. However, by getting some advance advice from a business attorney, you may be able to avoid such a situation altogether. If you believe prevention is the best medicine when it comes to protecting your […]

3 Reasons a San Diego Sole Proprietor Still Needs a Business Lawyer

3 Reasons a San Diego Sole Proprietor Still Needs a Business Lawyer

If you run your own business, you may not think of hiring a business lawyer as being high on your priority list. But there are several reasons you should want to get in touch with a San Diego business attorney who specializes in small businesses. Here are three of those reasons. #1 Get Advice on Business […]

A Checklist for Business Agreement Success

A Checklist for Business Agreement Success

When you are reviewing a business agreement or contract, having a checklist of items to consider can help you to ensure that you are not signing anything to your detriment. Here are 7 things you always want to consider when dealing with a business contract or agreement of any type.   Terms and Conditions – You need to know exactly what […]

4 Important Types of Business Contracts

4 Important Types of Business Contracts

If you run your own company, you no doubt recognize the importance of quality contracts for many business dealings. We’re going to take a closer look at four of the most important types of business contracts and why you should enlist the help of a business lawyer before you sign anything.   Employment Contracts – If you […]