In the past two weeks I’ve been approached by several business owners seeking help with legal issues that could have been either avoided or greatly mitigated by accurate (or in one case, any) documentation and/or record keeping. Time is a precious commodity to small business owners and entrepreneurs in startup mode and documentation and record… Continue reading M&M Monday: Document and keep good records!
If you’re starting up a business as corporation or limited-liability entity the following are things to consider to avoid creating personal liability as you bring your business to life: 1) How you sign contracts matter. Every time you sign a contract on behalf of the entity make sure that it is clear that you are… Continue reading TexLawThursday: Starting Up? Avoid creating personal liability.
After taking a week off last week, I spent a considerable amount of time this weekend catching up on my e-communications (FB, tweets, fave blogs, email newsletters, RSS feeds, LinkedIn group updates, etc.). After the first hour of wading through the mass of information, I realized I might need to pare down my inbound communication… Continue reading M&M Monday: Tips from an overloaded social media consumer
Recently the federal Small Business Association published an article stating that it wasn’t necessary to consult an attorney when putting together your formation documents. This may be good advice if your business only involves one owner and a simple business structure, if you have a complex business structure or more than one owner, I’d advise… Continue reading TexLawThursday: Know the legalese when drafting your own formation documents