Opening a second location is a big step in the life of your business. It’s not something that should be taken lightly, and definitely not something you want to rush into if you don’t have the resources to do it properly. That said, a second location can be a big money-maker if you do Read more about Ready To Open A Second Location? Read This First.
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When Is Legal Action Necessary For Your Business?
We spend a lot of time on this blog discussing how to keep your business out of legal trouble, and generally speaking, that should still be your primary goal. But what happens when you need to be the one to incite legal action? Maybe you have a troublesome client who has racked up a large Read more about When Is Legal Action Necessary For Your Business?
New Hire Reporting
If you’re an employer in Texas, you’re probably already familiar with the federal requirements for new hire reporting. You’ve given your new hire their I9 and W-2, and now you have to turn around and report all that information somewhere else. It takes time, effort, and paperwork, and sometimes you put off as long Read more about New Hire Reporting
What’s In Your Leave Policy?
As a small business owner with just a few employees, you may not have the world’s clearest leave policy. You may think to yourself, “my workers accrue PTO at a reasonable rate, isn’t that enough?” And for a short time, that might be fine…until something goes wrong. The truth is, it’s not enough to just Read more about What’s In Your Leave Policy?
How To Protect Yourself When Adding A Partner/Co-Owner To Your Business
Whether you’ve been building your business from the ground up for years, or you’re just getting started, there comes a time in every business owner’s career when they consider adding a partner, or co-owner, to their business. You may want to change the legal structure of your company, supercharge your operation for growth, or just Read more about How To Protect Yourself When Adding A Partner/Co-Owner To Your Business
Bills to Watch in the 2019 Texas Legislative Session
The 86th Texas Legislature is now in full swing, and the final deadline for bill submission has just passed. Every proposal that will pass through lawmaker’s hands this session is on the table until the session ends on May 27th, 2019. Of the thousands of bills submitted, subject matter ranges widely—from public policy, to healthcare, to education, to minimum wage Read more about Bills to Watch in the 2019 Texas Legislative Session
Independent Contractor Classification
Here at the height of the “gig economy”, when almost 8.4% of the workforce is made up of independent contractors, knowing the difference between an employee and an independent contractor is essential for business owners everywhere. Determining how to treat the payments you as a business owner make for services can be very complicated and rely on a Read more about Independent Contractor Classification
These Key Legal Documents Can Help Protect Your Business Long-Term
Documentation, although often considered boring and mundane, plays a key role in protecting your business’s interests, and can protect the business owner as well. While a single piece of paper might not seem like a significant component to business success, it can provide immense protection should a legal issue raise it’s head down the Read more about These Key Legal Documents Can Help Protect Your Business Long-Term
Legal Matters to Review Before Scaling or Growing a Business
With 2018 coming to a close and 2019 quickly approaching, it’s high time to update your business strategy and goals in for the new year. If you don’t have a business plan or goals, it is never too late to start. While you may want to increase profitability or your business’s reach, there are Read more about Legal Matters to Review Before Scaling or Growing a Business
How to Fund to Fund Your Company Exit Strategy
Written by: Jessica Mosman Responsible business owners should always be thinking about the future. That includes planning for the future of the business after the loss of one of the owners due to retirement, death, or disability. Having a well-planned exit strategy provides peace of mind for the current owners and a healthy future Read more about How to Fund to Fund Your Company Exit Strategy