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.
What is your business’s interim succession plan when a key owner or manager leaves unexpectedly? Here’s some information to get you started.
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, […]
Commercial Loan. 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 […]
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 […]
Your corporation is required by statute to have a board of directors. But why, and what do they do? Find out in this quick video.
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 […]
LLC decision making: LLCs are unique in that “ownership” has two different meanings. First, it means the right to make decisions about how the business is operated. That’s called “Membership” and “Management”. Second is a right to receive profits from the LLC, that’s called an […]
Corporations: What Are Bylaws and Why Does Your Business Need Them? Bylaws are the structure of how your business operates. Who gets to make what decisions, who doesn’t get to make decisions, how to resolve disputes among owners, how to bring in new owners and […]