Building your own business takes a lot of courage and considerations because it requires great effort to acquire some level of recognition an already established business may have. Yet if you feel that purchasing a business that is already in existence is the best option instead of starting one from the ground up, then you must critically consider the following before purchasing one.
As a business owner, it is critically important for you to maintain a summary of your business transactions and retain all important documents that can be used to verify the accuracy of your summary for tax purposes. Keeping good records of your transactions and tax invoices will help you to monitor the financial performance of your business as well as comply with your tax obligations.
Learn here the documents your small business should keep.
If you are interested in starting a new business, it is critically important to know not just all the requirements, federal, and state laws of Business Opportunities but also, to know the seller whom you are dealing with to ensure that you are not misled and that it is legitimate. Contact an experienced business lawyer like us so we can guide you through the purchase of a business opportunity, a franchise, or a pre-existing business.
The new overtime pay rule will take effect on January 1, 2020, so it is critical that as early as now, you figure out how this will impact the budget of your small business and consider which action is best to take. If you are concerned that your business may be impacted by this new overtime rule, consult with us so we can help you ensure that your employees are properly classified as exempt or non-exempt to maintain your compliance with the law when the rule takes effect in January 2020.
Collecting and remitting sales tax can be a big task and quite confusing, especially if you oversee multiple aspects of your business. It is critical that you know well your business sales tax nexus and remit your sales tax on time to avoid large fines, or worse, lose the right to do business. Here are several key points for you to keep in mind.
Destructive consequences can emerge if your business is structured in a way that could lead to deadlock and your partnership or operating agreement lacks provisions for resolving such an impasse. You must have a partnership or LLC operating agreement designed to prevent this situation from arising. Consult with us to discuss this or any other issues related to the formation of your new business.
Your decision about whether to lease or purchase a commercial space for your small business will depend upon your unique circumstances. There are pros and cons for each option and whichever option you will choose, we ensure you that we'll provide guidance and that your lease or purchase agreement includes all of the terms needed to protect your business. Read here to determine which option suits you. Consult with an experienced lawyer like us to guide you step by step with the process.
DIY legal services may appear inexpensive at first glance but a more in-depth look reveals that they could cost your business dearly. Read here to know its several anticipated costs. Consult with us to help you and your business established a solid legal foundation.
As an employer, it is critical that you understand and comply with state and federal laws pertaining to hiring applicants to avoid legal consequences. Ban the box precludes you from including questions about criminal history on the initial employment application to prevent applicants from being automatically eliminated from consideration in the screening process. Read here to know what and what's not required for this law.
It is important to develop a plan to retain your key employees during the transition period if you want your business to survive after you leave—whether your departure is because of retirement, illness, or death. Giving a stay bonus is one way that could persuade them to remain with your company, increasing the likelihood of its continued success. Read here to know the other reasons a stay bonus can help.