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 […]
Business Succession Planning Business succession planning is important for business owners as you and your business mature. It can mean doing nothing – disasterous – working with your family and estate lawyer to transfer ownership to a family member on your death; or coming to […]
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 […]
“Nonprofit” and 501(c)(3) seem to go hand in hand. But something interesting popped up on my radar the other day, it turns out that not every “not for profit” needs to qualify for tax exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3) in order […]