The corporate conglomerate. This post discusses ways to organize a business structure when one business “owns” (informally speaking) several disparate businesses. I have a client that owns a transportation company, landscaping company, barricade rental, and some other seemingly unrelated companies. Each has their own insurable […]
Memorandum of lease. What is it, why does your North Carolina business care, and what should you do about it. That’s what we’re talking about today. What Is a Memorandum of Lease? In North Carolina, a lease holder may record the fact that it has […]
Short post today on the ethics of commercial contracts, enforcement, and wisely choosing with whom you do business. Those who have heard me speak at events and the seminars I host on business liability probably heard me say at one point, “Contracts keep honest people honest.”
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?
Franchise: Is this the best option to expand your business? Or are there other ways to grow and become profitable?
Corporation or LLC: it’s a question I get all the time. The answer is not so simple as going down a checklist though. You need to consider many factors. Who will be making decisions. How profits will be split. What your personal tax situation is. […]
Money! Okay got your attention. The topic is how do you get money – profits – out of your business. It’s not as simple as sticking your hand in the register, or writing yourself a check, especially when there are multiple owners involved. There’s a […]
Does your business have a plan to continue operating if a key owner unexpectedly leaves? Don’t leave succession to chance. It’s not just for majority owners, but minority owners are served by having a plan in place.