Investing in a business can be either a purchase of ownership, also known as equity; or a loan to the business. Know which one you’re making before you turn over your money, so that you know what risks of loss of capital you’re facing and know what to expect in return.
At some point your business may have to incur corporate debt in order to fund operations like payroll or purchase of raw materials; expansion; or a partner buyout. Here I discuss corporate debt, collateral, and security interests.
Business succession planning. You’ve planned to start your business, you’ve planned to grow it to a success. Have you planned on how you’re going to leave it?
Buying or selling a business: start working with me early in the process to structure the deal to preserve capital and get the best selling or purchase price.
Franchise: Is this the best option to expand your business? Or are there other ways to grow and become profitable?
Legal risks attack your business from every side: partners, investors, vendors, customers and employees. Listen how to identify and mitigate these risks.
I discuss the difference between an employee and an independent contractor; what makes an employee “at will” or a contract employee.
Episode one: Starting your business, what form should it take (corporation, LLC or other), what documents do you need to be able to work closely with your partners.