Is It Time To Sell The Business? Here Are Some Factors To Consider Before You Do.
By Admin January 27, 2023 Category: Business Law
Selling a small business is a major decision that should not be taken lightly. It's important to consider several factors when deciding whether to sell, including the current market conditions, your personal goals, and the financial health of your business. Here are some key points to consider when deciding whether to sell your small business: Timing: The timing of when to sell your business is crucial. The market conditions, trends, and the state of the economy can play a major role in the sale of your business. Generally, it's best to sell your business when it's in a period of... READ MORE
I don’t want to be a Franchisor; Can’t I just grant a license?
By Admin April 12, 2022 Category: Business Law
Frequently, clients will tell us they have a great idea that they would like to license others to operate. When we explain that they are proposing a franchise arrangement, we get the response, “I don’t want to be a franchisor; can’t I just grant a license?” What is a “franchise”? A franchise is a special kind of license. In general, all franchises include a license, but not all licenses are franchises. What’s the difference? A franchise is an arrangement that normally includes three elements (there are exceptions in some states, but this is the rule in California and federally). We... READ MORE
It’s a brand new year… Does your business structure support your business goals?
By Admin January 12, 2022 Category: Business Law
Solid legal structures based on setting up the right business entity and working with customized contracts are essential for business success. But is your business structure outdated based on where you’re at today? The legal structure you originally set up has worked for your business to this point, but each year brings numerous changes to tax laws, employment laws, and other areas that may impact your business and its liability implications. As we continue to grow and evolve in our business, it’s always a good idea to check in with your business attorney, accountant and tax advisor regarding where your... READ MORE
Raising Money from Family and Friends
By DeAnn Chase January 11, 2018 Category: Business Law
Long before banks are willing to loan money, often when you first have an idea, you raise money from friends and family to start your business venture. Many a long-term successful venture begins this way, with an equipment budget gifted from grandma and supplies expenses from your dad in exchange for a little ownership. Even on slightly larger scales, this is one of the most common ways businesses raise their initial capital. After all, if your friends and family won’t give you money and assistance, you’re unlikely to get it from investors you don’t know or banks that just want... READ MORE
Important Factors in Due Diligence Review When Acquiring a Business
By DeAnn Flores Chase April 12, 2016 Category: Business Mergers & Acquisitions
The purchase of an existing business requires a thorough examination of all the information related to that business entity. The goal of this process, known as “due diligence,” is to provide information about the legal and financial state of the business and to reveal potential risks that could impede the future transaction. A comprehensive due diligence review typically warrants the advice of various professionals, including accountants and attorneys, who guide purchasers in the following areas: Financial status. Financial documents, including balance sheets, audited financial statements, income statements, accounts payable and receivable, and tax returns for the past three years should... READ MORE
Major Steps in Purchasing a Business
By DeAnn Flores Chase March 08, 2016 Category: Business Mergers & Acquisitions
The purchase of an existing business carries risks if key procedures are not properly executed. There are several steps to purchasing a business, including researching the type of business to purchase, deciding on the terms of the transaction and drafting legal documentation. Below is a general summary of the most important actions to be undertaken by a purchaser in acquiring a business. Determine the structure and scope of the purchase. Once the purchaser has identified the type, size and location of the business he or she wishes to purchase, the purchaser must determine what specifically is being purchased. Some business... READ MORE