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Raising Money for your Startup: An Overview of Reg D Exemptions

Any startup, be it a small family business or an endeavor into Silicon Valley, needs funding. They also have an understandable desire to raise their needed capital with as few legal hurdles as possible. The problem is that startup fundraising is a particularly regulated process that requires companies to be in compliance with the Securities…

The Legal Steps Necessary to Franchise Your Business

If you’re like many business owners, you have likely imagined your company becoming a household name. One way to do this would be to franchise your business model, allowing third parties to operate and expand your established business into new markets while utilizing their own capital and supervisory efforts. To reach that level of success…

Establishing Your Business in the US?

You don’t need to be a US citizen to own a US business Yes, there’s a lot to know when weighing the pros and cons of establishing your international business in the US. Foremost, know this: you do not need to be a US resident to form a business in the United States. With that…

Decreasing Business Liability Risk

Reducing Business Relationship Liability Risk Those new to the business world often lack the first-hand experience of initiating and building healthy business relationships. But protecting these vital relationships with carefully crafted business agreements—such as those for co-owners, suppliers and clients—is essential to growing a new business without risk of being taken advantage of or of…

New California Immigration Obligations Facing Employers in 2018

Learn about the new obligations starting January 1, 2018 Governor Brown recently signed six new statutory obligations into law that took effect on January 1st, 2018. AB 450 was among the new obligations, signed on October 5th, 2017, and among other things, it prohibits employers from voluntary consenting to allowing immigration officials to access non-public…

How To Protect Your Intellectual Property

Protect your ideas. Protect your investment. Intellectual Property (IP): a work or invention that is the result of creativity, such as a manuscript or a design, to which one has rights and for which one may apply for a patent, copyright, trademark, etc. While IP has been a concern for many years now, the pace…

What are Initial Coin Offerings?

How to Raise Seed Capital as a Crypto Start-up An Initial Coin Offering (ICO) is the means by which cryptocurrency start-ups raise their seed capital. The process is unregulated and avoids both the scrutiny and accountability demanded by banks and venture capitalists. Backers purchase the new cryptocurrency for cash or Bitcoin at an introductory rate,…

Understanding Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

Grow your business through mergers & acquisitions So, why Merge or Acquire? All mergers and acquisitions have a common goal: to create synergy that helps their business values grow and be greater than the two companies working individually. Now synergy takes the form of revenue enhancement and cost savings. By merging or acquiring, you would…

Know How To Protect Your Business Name

So, you’ve started a business and you’re starting to get some great traction. Now is the perfect time to start protecting your business name. Why is it important? Your business name is valuable and a lot of purchasing decisions are based on reputations and brand representation. It is important to understand and protect it to…

Meeting the Business Compliance Requirements: Internal and External

Have you thought about if your business is meeting the compliance requirements? The end of the year is coming up sooner than you think, have you thought about if your business is meeting the compliance requirements? Do you know what corporate formalities you must maintain for your business? Well, you have come to the right…

6 Smart Ways to Legally Help Reduce Your 2017 Taxes

Growing your business doesn’t have to mean growing your legal matters too Growing your business doesn’t have to mean growing your legal matters too. Pretty much all of us would like to keep as much money as we can and not have to worry about tax deductions every year. Just as Albert Einstein said, “the…

New Laws Business Leaders Should Know in 2018

Are you updated on 2018 laws as a business leader? Just as death and taxes are certainties, so are annual changes to laws and regulations governing businesses. This year is no exception. Most of the changes to the 2018 laws governing businesses occurred at the state level, but there were some significant changes that also…

Protecting Your Wealth With A Domestic Asset Protection Trust

Don’t Let Creditors Steal Your Wealth! Approximately 20 years ago, states like Delaware and Alaska became the first to create new trust laws to provide an attractive alternative for the thousands of Americans who were using offshore trusts to protect their assets. These changes allow for the creation of Domestic Asset Protection Trusts that shelter…

How To Structure Your Business

Know the right legal structure for your business. When starting a business, one of the most fundamental decisions you can make relating to taxes is the type of legal structure you choose for your company. Apart from taxes, this decision can also affect the amount of paperwork you will be required to file, the extent…

International Laws to Abide by in 2018

Do you want to compete globally? Do you want to compete globally? Then check out these tips to help you successfully expand your business internationally in 2018. Be Current on International Borders What if a foreign business listed Hawaii and Alaska as separate countries on its website? Think the U.S. government would be upset? The…

Business Opportunities in the Caregiving Market

Business Opportunities in the Caregiving Market A recent report from AARP, an organization focused on improving the quality of life of older people (who seem to be getting younger and younger all the time), shows ample business opportunity in the marketplace for caregivers. Already, there is a deficit in the number of caregivers, when compared…

Ways to Manage Increasing Healthcare Costs for Small Businesses

What Increasing Healthcare Costs Mean for Small Businesses The good news about healthcare costs in the United States is that they have decreased from 6-7% per year to just around 4%. The bad news is that healthcare costs continue to rise faster than workers’ incomes. This increase in healthcare costs is a recipe for disaster…

Business Capital Accessibility

Women Entrepreneurs Continue to Grapple with Gender Disparity in Business Capital Accessibility The small business sector is a major force in the American economy, responsible for two-thirds of jobs in the private sector. But despite significant progress, female business owners continue to suffer from a gender gap in factors that influence small business financing. Specifically,…

Do You Need a Shareholder’s Agreement?

Consider a shareholder for any type of business If you are considering going into any type of business with others and are looking for some protection and peace of mind about your future relationships and protecting your assets with them, you should consider a shareholders’ agreement. What is a shareholder’s agreement? A shareholders’ agreement is…

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