Topic: entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs: Raising Money to Fund Your Business? You Should Know…

Raising capital for your business isn’t your full-time job. But it’s one of the most important… Here are five recent updates that can help you do it right, from lawyers on JD Supra: Finders May Pose Risk in Private Capital Raising (Venable LLP): “Entrepreneurs, company executives, and private equity fund sponsors with a growing enterprise,… Read more »

5 Tips for Building Success into Your Business Succession Plan

“In order to design and implement a successful business succession plan one must cover a wide variety of specialties, not only including accounting and legal expertise, but also investment banking advice, valuation estimates, family business assistance (to deal with family tensions and conflicts), and, last but not least, insurance matters.” (Burr & Forman) Whether you’re… Read more »

Small Business Taxes: Five Ways to Prepare for Taxmageddon

The end of year is coming, and – if our representatives in Washington continue their shenanigans and political posturing at the edge of the fiscal cliff – it will bring major changes to small business tax laws. As a business owner what can you to protect your interests? Here are five considerations: 1. Convert your… Read more »

Small Business Bankruptcy: Who Is Responsible for the Debt?

Who is responsible for paying the company debt if, alas, my small business simply cannot sustain itself and I am forced to declare bankruptcy? It’s an oft-asked question – and the answer depends on a couple of moving parts. From bankruptcy lawyers on JD Supra, consider the following: – You are responsible if you’ve personally… Read more »

Startup Issues: 2 Legal Reminders for All Entrepreneurs

Two noteworthy updates on the JD Supra network today, important reminders for any entrepreneur facing the myriad issues (legal and otherwise) that come with building a viable business. [Spoiler alert: choose your business entity wisely and make sure your operating agreements are in order…] 1. 12 Reasons for A Startup Not To Be An LLC… Read more »

America Invents Act: Friday Five Look at Patent Law Reform

For your reference, five legal updates to help you understand the pending America Invents Act patent reform legislation. Friday Five: what you need to know, from leading law firms on JD Supra» 1. The debate’s not over yet: “The House version of patent reform … contains a number of provisions that differ from S. 23… Read more »