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 who will be making decisions, how profits will be split, what your personal tax situation is, and asset […]
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.
Selling a business is a complicated business transaction, but depending on the nature of the business and the assets being transferred, there’s ways to make it go easier. It’s important that well before the actual sale date the business books and records are in order, […]
All money that comes into a business goes into one of three categories: revenue, purchase of equity, or a commercial loan. That’s it, there’s no such thing as a “gift” to a business (although grants are not uncommon here in Asheville). It’s important to keep […]
In 25 years working with businesses of all sorts, I’ve never seen a “form” or “standard” or “basic” commercial lease. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise, especially the landlord trying to convince you to sign a lease without reading it or negotiating key terms. Every […]
Friends and family loans can be great resources to help your business start and grow. But there are the obvious pitfalls of dealing with family when it comes to money and your business. The main thing I advise my clients on when taking money for […]