A “master service agreement”, what is it? If your business has repeat customers where the contract terms stay the same, but the payment and scope of work differs with each project, then consider using a master service agreement with that client. What Is In the […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
North Carolina just passed its crowdfunding statute, and is currently drafting regulations to implement it. The “Providing Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs and Small Business” Act – PACES – is a N.C. law that allows N.C. businesses to raise capital from N.C. investors. If you […]
Terms of service for your commercial web site – they’re not important, right? Just go ahead and copy someone else’s, change the name at the top, and your business will be fine. Don’t even read them. Bury them in a link at the bottom of […]