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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

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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…

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STARTING A BUSINESS

As a San Diego business attorney, I am frequently asked: “What type of business should I be?” It generally depends on what kind of business you want to conduct. The type of business entity should reflect the kind of business you do.

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INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS TOP 10 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

For many individuals, self-employment as an independent contractor can be a rewarding and satisfying career option. As is true with any employment relationship you enter, it’s important to understand the roles and responsibilities of everyone involved. Below are FAQs about independent contractor work to help you gain an understanding of what is involved. WHAT WOULD…

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20 MOST COMMON BUSINESS STARTUP QUESTIONS

In the months leading up to opening a business, there are hundreds of questions that come up. It’s part of the process to have questions that you want answered; it means your mind is dedicated to the business. With that said, we’ve picked 20 of the most common questions that people have asked us about…

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10 BIG LEGAL MISTAKES MADE BY STARTUPS

As an attorney involved with startups, I have seen plenty of legal mistakes made by entrepreneurs and startup companies. The following are some of the more common and problematic legal mistakes we have seen. NOT MAKING THE DEAL CLEAR WITH CO-FOUNDERS You absolutely have to agree with your co-founders early on what the deal is…