Tag: business contract

Don’t Hire Employees for Your Small Business Until You Read This Article

Don’t Hire Employees for Your Small Business Until You Read This Article

The federal government and the state of California both have laws that protect employees. If you run a small business, there are some things that you should know about before you end up doing something that could cost your company a big fine. Eligibility – There are massive fines for hiring someone who is not […]

What’s in a Business Contract Anyway

What’s in a Business Contract Anyway

Business contracts are very important for small business owners. When drafted properly, they can protect your assets while helping you to determine the scope of much-needed business relationships. From lease agreements to employee contracts, here are a few things to look for in a business contract. Termination clause – If there are going to be […]

Read These Important Reminders Before Entering a Business Partnership

Read These Important Reminders Before Entering a Business Partnership

There are many ways that you can structure a business. When two people are going into business together, the first structure that you may think of is a partnership. What do you need to know before entering into a business partnership? Here are a few considerations. Is a partnership the best business formation for us? […]

How to Incorporate Your Business in California

How to Incorporate Your Business in California

You may be interested in the tax benefits of incorporating your small business in California, but perhaps the task seems too daunting. Here is a quick checklist to help you get the protection of forming your new business as a corporate entity. Come up with a name – Use the California Secretary of State website […]

How to Protect Your Small Business with Employee Contracts

How to Protect Your Small Business with Employee Contracts

If you operate a small business, you may still need a few employees so that you are not working 100% of the time. How can an employment contract protect your business? Here are a few ways: Protect you from a lawsuit – Outlining the terms of work, payment, and termination will help to protect you […]

How to Avoid a Lawsuit with the Help of a Business Attorney

How to Avoid a Lawsuit with the Help of a Business Attorney

A big concern for many small business owners is the threat of a lawsuit. Whether it is over an employee issue, a lease agreement, or a trademark, you want to be sure that you are protected. How can a small business attorney help you to avoid an expensive suit? Here are a few crucial ways: […]

What to Do When a Business Partnership Fails

What to Do When a Business Partnership Fails

Since half of all marriages in the US end in divorce, should it really be a surprise that business partnerships often do not work out? There are so many things that can come between business partners, for example: One partner may feel that he or she is carrying all of the weight of business operations […]

Why Have Contractors Sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

Why Have Contractors Sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)?

Whether you call it a confidentiality agreement or an NDA, you want this business contract to be a regular part of your dealings with any employees, contractors, or private consultants your company uses. Why is it so important? Defines confidential information – You may feel that anything you tell your employees via email is confidential, […]

Considerations When Purchasing a Small Business in California

Considerations When Purchasing a Small Business in California

So you want to be a small business owner but you don’t want to start from scratch? Buying an existing business can be a good option. However, there are a few considerations when you purchase an existing business in California. Here are some things to watch out for. Seller’s permit – The seller’s permit doesn’t […]