Month: March 2017

2017 Update – New California Laws that Affect Small Businesses

The National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) has recently reviewed a slew of new legislation that may affect small business owners in the state of California. They called the report “The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly” and it outlines some beneficial new laws along with a few that may cause complications for small business […]

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Intellectual Property & Patents: Protecting Yourself During a Joint Venture Agreement

What is the difference between a joint venture and a partnership? How can you protect your intellectual property and patents if you decide to enter into a joint venture agreement? Here are some suggestions for small business owners who want to take this step. Joint Venture Agreements Vs. Partnership Agreements A partnership is a type […]

Play 16, “Maybe You Shouldn’t Incorporate.”

Play 16, “Maybe You Shouldn’t Incorporate.”

Welcome to another week’s Play from my Small Business Legal Playbook. I hope the tips are helpful to you and your business, as these Plays are specially designed to give you a little insight on the legal side of running a small business. Today’s Play, Play 16, “Maybe You Shouldn’t Incorporate” is the final Play […]

Play 15, “Franchise – Franchising Your Business.”

Play 15, “Franchise – Franchising Your Business.”

Welcome to another week’s Play from my Small Business Legal Playbook. I hope the tips are helpful to you and your business, as these Plays are specially designed to give you a little insight on the legal side of running a small business. Today’s Play, “Franchise – Franchising Your Business” involves something several of my […]

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5 Steps to Business Partnerships and Documentation in California

If you and a business partner are starting a company in California, it is important to understand local and federal legislation that affects everything from how the partnership agreement needs to be worded to how taxes on the business are paid. Here are 5 important steps when it comes to forming a business partnership in […]