business law

What Is a DBA and Do You Need One in Pennsylvania?

Is your company incorporated under one name, but wants to operate under a different name? This need can arise under a number of circumstances, but if you find yourself in this situation, you will want to know what steps you may need to take to make sure your business is properly operating...

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How to Protect Your Business from Lawsuits

If you are planning to start your own business, you probably know that there are going to be some unavoidable costs of doing business. This is just a reality of entrepreneurship. You should also know, however, that there are some significant, but avoidable costs of business. For instance, being hit with...

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business equipment

To Buy or Lease Business Equipment?

When you are starting up and running a business, there seems to be an endless number of choices to make. For instance, should you buy or lease the equipment you need to run your business? This choice can have significant impacts on your business finances and flexibility, so it is important...

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Do You Have a Business Succession Plan in Place?

We pour ourselves into our business. Our time, our money, and so much more goes into building up a successful enterprise and seeing it thrive throughout the years. For all that we put into our businesses, it is surprising that so many people continue to operate their businesses without a business...

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noncompete contract

What Is a Noncompete Agreement?

In setting up a business for long-term success, there are various agreements that you should consider putting in place. Some employers, for instance, use noncompete agreements to protect operational secrets, marketing strategies, and more. Noncompete agreements, however, do restrict an employee’s ability to seek other employment and, thus, due to the...

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llc operating agreement

What to Include in an LLC Operating Agreement

Have you decided to structure your business as a Limited Liability Company (LLC)? It is a popular choice because it is simple to set up and has minimal compliance requirements. You can also rest easy knowing that your personal assets are protected by the LLC structure. To set up your LLC,...

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Setting Your Start-Up On a Path to Success

Planning to launch a start-up? It can be one of the most exciting endeavors to take on. When the entrepreneurial spirit takes over, it can make you want to barrel forward at a rapid pace. Setting your start-up on a path to continued success and growth, however, will require a significant...

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What to Consider Before Buying a Business

Buying an existing business can be a great investment and entrepreneurial adventure. As opposed to starting a business from the ground up, buying an established business can come with trained employees and an established base of customers. It can also come with existing cash flow which means you can start earning...

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Should I Have a Buy-Sell Agreement in Place?

There may seem like an endless number of legal documents to consider, have drafted, and executed for your business. Yes, there can be a significant amount of paperwork, but there is also a great deal in business that you will want to protect, including the business itself. Planning for contingencies, for instance,...

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