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 […]
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 […]
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.
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, […]
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 […]