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27 Dec 2010, 8:36 am by Arieh M. Flemenbaum
To help you complete a check-up and strategic year-end planning for your business, we will publish helpful tips and ideas through the end of the year. This tip is part of our ongoing series. Business Check-up No. 14: Review your buy-sell and/or shareholder agreements. Re-examine the purchase mechanisms & valuation methods. Discuss these ownership and management matters before a triggering event happens. Check for updates every week day through December 31st. Happy Holidays from Griffith &… [read post]
11 Feb 2010, 7:19 am
A bill in the Iowa Senate could require all businesses to provide paid sick leave to their employees. My gut tells me many small businesses cannot afford to provide paid sick leave. What do you think? [read post]
14 Aug 2012, 4:55 am by Kenneth C. Oh
For many new and growing New York and New Jersey businesses, the goal is to eventually become a publicly traded company. Therefore, it may seem curious that electronic retailer Best Buy is seeking to go the other direction. As has been widely reported in the media, Richard Schulze, former chairman of Best Buy, is seeking [...] [read post]
1 Jul 2011, 5:10 pm by admin
Building momentum into a small business and expanding a business requires more than great products, services, and employees.  Organizing business entities, engineering business processes, and executing business leadership and decision making requires calibrated business strategies for agility, asset protection, and value growth.  Some important legal and business strategies for company formation include: • Company Formation Structured for Business Tax Advantages • Limited Liability to Protect… [read post]
22 Oct 2010, 9:36 am by Arieh M. Flemenbaum
With the economy still sputtering, your business needs to take advantage of the resources available to them. SCORE (http://www.score.org) offers useful, free resources, business counseling and business tools to small businesses. One of SCORE’s great resources is its lists of “Top 5 Business Tips.” My pick for this week is SCORE’s 5 Tips to Avert Disaster  - check it out at: http://www.score.org/5_Tips_Avert_Disaster.html. We recommend all businesses should have a… [read post]
14 Aug 2012, 4:55 am by Kenneth C. Oh
For many new and growing New York and New Jersey businesses, the goal is to eventually become a publicly traded company. Therefore, it may seem curious that electronic retailer Best Buy is seeking to go the other direction. As has been widely reported in the media, Richard Schulze, former chairman of Best Buy, is seeking [...] [read post]
5 Nov 2010, 9:05 am by Arieh M. Flemenbaum
With the economy still sputtering, your business needs to take advantage of the resources available to them. SCORE (http://www.score.org) offers useful, free resources, business counseling and business tools to small businesses. One of SCORE’s great resources is its lists of “Top 5 Business Tips.” My pick for this week is SCORE’s 5 Tips for Low-Cost Marketing at: http://www.score.org/5_tips_m_pr_9.html. SCORE is a partner with the Small Business Administration (SBA) and is a… [read post]
27 May 2011, 12:05 pm
Sometimes knowing what not to buy may be just as important as what to buy. From BlueMauMau you should see this list of the 25 worst franchises to buy in 2011. The list is based upon failure rates of SBA loans only (with 50 or more disbursements). Eight franchises have over a 50 percent failure rate on getting the SBA loan repaid. It would appear you definitely need to think twice if you are looking at franchises on this dubious list. [read post]
30 Jul 2012, 4:49 am by Dan Brecher
Business lending is key to both growth and survival. However, as many New York and New Jersey businesses are aware, small business financing is often hard to come by in the current economy. A recent study by the Small Business Administration reveals that overall lending and borrowing by financial depository institutions and small businesses was [...] [read post]
8 Jun 2012, 3:00 am by Randy Fisher
In my last posting, I outlined the difficulty and importance of considering a transition strategy appropriate to your situation as a business owner or executive. Today, I will explore how to go about finding someone to whom you can be comfortable turning over the keys to the business you have carefully pieced together. Remember, this [...] [read post]
1 Sep 2011, 6:43 am
Our new startup company, Notifyworks, Inc. has officially launched its Web site today. You can check it out at www.notifyworks.com. The site also contains a blog which will cover client relations and legal technology issues. Notifyworks is a software system that allow you to set up proactive notifications to clients that are timed to automatically go out in advance of important dates and deadlines. Be sure to check out the video on our home page and whatever you do, "Don't be Dick!" [read post]
12 Feb 2010, 3:10 pm by Renee C. Quinn
The federal government knows that small businesses are critical to the economic strength and recovery of our country, especially as the economy stands today. For this very reason, programs have been put into place to assist entrepreneurs in starting their own businesses. [read post]
24 Jun 2011, 9:39 am by Arieh M. Flemenbaum
To help you complete a check-up and strategic mid-year planning for your business, we will publish helpful tips and ideas through the end of the month. This tip is part of our ongoing series. Business Check-up Tip No. 13: Develop & carry out a disaster plan. Address the loss of a key supplier or customer, your data, inventory, equipment or even your workplace. Too many businesses suddenly collapse because they have no plan in place to chaos that ensues after an unexpected disaster – whether it be… [read post]
3 Dec 2007, 6:37 pm
Take a look at the Department of Labor website offering basic information about health and benefit plans a small business owner may offer to its employees. http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/health-plans/index.htm Daniel H. Erskine, Esq., an international attorney, practices in New York and Connecticut focusing on international law, civil litigation, appeals, and small business transactions. www.ctsmallbusinessattorney.com [read post]
30 Nov 2010, 7:29 am by Raymond McKenzie
For those of you interested in franchising, see the below link from the Gazette newspaper. It is a recent article on the state of franchising in Maryland, specifically, how local restaurant franchise chains like California Tortilla, Buffalo Wings & Beer, and Wings to Go are contemplating expansion due to a rebounding economy. http://www.gazette.net/stories/11252010/businew172254_32545.php [read post]
12 Apr 2010, 9:19 am by Raymond McKenzie
In TEKsystems, Inc. v. Bolton, (2010), the Maryland Federal District Court recently reinforced Maryland law on the point that the enforcement of a covenant not to compete is not dependent on whether the competing former employee solicits his former employer’s clients or uses its confidential information, but rather on whether or not the scope of the restrictive covenant is reasonable. The only factors that will determine whether the non-compete is valid are its temporal and geographical limits,… [read post]
19 Nov 2012, 5:13 am by John Tarley
Many small businesses rely upon loans from friends and family for startup funds, for business expansions, or to support existing operations. Many times, these loans are made upon an oral agreement. As we have written previously, although oral agreements can be enforceable, without a writing, the terms of the agreements can be difficult to prove. In this blog post, we will describe other problems with informal lending transactions between family and friends. In a study entitled "Lenders' Blind… [read post]
3 Jul 2012, 11:28 am by Boyer Law Firm, P.L.
As a business owner, it is important to separate your personal and business finances. There is a strategy to implementing a good credit score for your company. A business credit score is much like your own personal credit score; it shows the ability to repay its debts. Good business credit will be helpful if you decide in the future to apply for business loans, etc. The Small Business Administration guest blogger and business credit adviser, Marco Carbajo, offers these 10 reasons to start building… [read post]
23 Dec 2010, 8:36 am by Arieh M. Flemenbaum
To help you complete a check-up and strategic year-end planning for your business, we will publish helpful tips and ideas through the end of the year. This tip is part of our ongoing series. Business Check-up No. 13: Develop & implement a disaster plan. Address the loss of a key supplier or customer, your data, inventory, equipment or even your workplace. Too many businesses suddenly collapse because they have no plan in place to chaos that ensues after an unexpected disaster – whether it be a… [read post]
19 May 2011, 11:02 am by admin
Our Austin business law firm is proud to announce that we will host a Texas business law presentation for the Texas Woman in Business “Beyond 50” Conference which will also feature Texas First Lady Anita Perry as the keynote speaker.  Austin Business Lawyer James Blake will present a lecture titled “Starting a Business, Social Entrepreneurship & Non-Profit Organizations.”  This presentation at Austin Community College will discuss the growing role that social responsibility, community… [read post]