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LLC or S-Corporation? Which One’s Right For You?

By Kelly Bagla, Esq. As a business attorney, the number one question I am asked is: “Should I be an LLC or an S-Corporation?” The business structure, in terms of the legal entity you choose for your business, significantly impacts some important issues in your business life. These issues include the exposure of liability and…

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Funding Your Startup

By Kelly Bagla, Esq. Contrary to popular belief, money does not grow on trees. If you want to start your own business but do not have the funding, you can still get it off the ground in a number of ways. As a business attorney and an entrepreneur, I admire anyone who wants to create…

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Importance Of A Partnership Agreement

By Kelly Bagla, Esq. As a business attorney, I frequently encounter disputes between business partners, which can be easily avoided. Even the best of friends or close family friends should create and sign a business partnership agreement to avoid miscommunications and legal problems that can arise even when there’s no disagreement. A partnership agreement is…

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Is Your Website Legal?

By Kelly Bagla, Esq. It doesn’t take much these days to start your own website. In just a few simple steps and without ever learning a single word of code you can use intuitive website builders to help you set up your online business within minutes. But creating a site comes with legal rules and…

201905.01
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Legal Issues For The Entrepreneur

By Kelly Bagla, Esq. When it comes to starting a business, you might be a pro, but what about when it comes to working through all the legal issues you must consider as an entrepreneur when launching your startup? Most entrepreneurs get caught up in the midst of starting their business and quickly forget the…

201904.03
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San Diego Veterans April 2019: INSIDE THIS ISSUE

April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, underscoring the important role military children play in the armed forces community.

The Month of the Military Child is a time to applaud military families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome.

201904.03
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SMALL BUSINESS LAWSUITS: WHAT ARE MY CHANCES OF GETTING SUED?

[img src=”/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2019/04/Homeland-cover.png” class=”aligncenter”] Starting and running your own business can be incredibly rewarding, but it is also inherently risky. Maybe you’re doing something entirely new and putting your money, time and dreams on the line to make it a success. But sometimes things don’t go as planned. Getting sued, for example, could destroy everything you…

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Get It In Writing

[img src=”/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2019/02/Get-It-In-Writing-feature.png” class=”aligncenter”] With agreements being the cornerstone of most business arrangements, I am surprised by the number of business owners who continue to ignore the importance of putting it in writing – that’s right, a written contract. No matter how well-intentioned both parties are, operating on a handshake is far too risky for your…

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Legal Tips for Veterans Thinking about Starting a Business

[img src=”/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2018/08/cover.jpg” class=”aligncenter”] Fact: People with military experience tend to make excellent entrepreneurs. Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions, and completing a series of legal activities. If you are a veteran or active military and you are thinking about taking the plunge into small business ownership, there are plenty of advantages available…

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Starting a home-based business? Ask yourself these critical questions before launching

by in Startup

What do Amazon, the Walt Disney Co. and Apple have in common? Believe it or not, these iconic, mega-sized companies all started out as home-based businesses. For most entrepreneurs, this is a common—and best—starting point because it eliminates your largest overhead expense. And that’s leasing space, said Marsel Watts, a senior business advisor at leading…