Date: Thu, Nov 14th, 2013 12:00:00 am | Categories: General Topics, How To, Tax Matters, Legal Matters
When you start your business, you have to choose the right corporate structure from the very beginning. This means you have to determine how closely tied you want to be to the financial outcome. You also have to determine who is going to run your business – if you choose wrong, it may be very hard to change it down the road.
Date: Wed, Nov 13th, 2013 12:00:00 am | Categories: General Topics, How To, Tax Matters, Legal Matters
How to start a business is complicated. Even before you create your marketing plan and you start selling a product or service, you have to decide how you are going to limit the exposure of your business. One of the biggest mistakes that individuals make is to make their business a sole proprietorship, which means they are financially responsible for the downfall of the business. You can reduce your exposure by choosing a different way to start your business.
Date: Thu, Nov 7th, 2013 12:00:00 am | Categories: General Topics
Every entrepreneur needs to learn how to manage risks in order to preserve their existing enterprise. While controlling business risks is inevitable, jeopardizing your personal assets while doing so is ill-considered to say the least. Inexperienced and misguided entrepreneurs may not realize their personal assets are at risk as soon as they start operating their business. In order to protect these private possessions, the business owner must legally separate their personal and entrepreneurial assets by operating as an LLC or corporation of some type.
Date: Fri, Oct 11th, 2013 12:00:00 am | Categories: General Topics, How To
This is a rough transcript from the first video in a series that we are producing that will teach you as much as we can about what we do and how you can do some or all of it on your own.
Date: Tue, Oct 8th, 2013 12:00:00 am | Categories: General Topics, Tax Matters, Legal Matters
A common step that new business owners may overlook is the creation of a Last Will and Testament to provide for their family in the unlikely event of a life ending tragedy. This form is provided by us free of charge to assist you in starting this process. While it in no way covers all contingencies, we hope that it can serve as a starting point for you as you explore the concept.
Date: Fri, Sep 27th, 2013 12:00:00 am | Categories: General Topics, How To, Legal Matters
DBA filings, also known as Fictitious Business Name filings, that are filed in the state of California must be published in a newspaper after they have been filed. Here are the general rules and newspapers used for publishing a DBA in Marin County.
Within 30 days after the fictitious business name statement has been filed in Marin County, the statement must be published in a newspaper of general circulation in Marin County. The statement must be published once a week for four successive weeks with at least five days between each date of publication. An affidavit of publication must be filed with the Marin County Clerk within 30 days after the completion of the publication.
If refiling is required because the prior statement has expired, the refiling need not be published unless there has been a change in the information in the expired statement, provided the refiling is filed within 40 days of the date the statement expired. (Section 17917 B & P Code).
Date: Thu, Sep 12th, 2013 12:00:00 am | Categories: General Topics, How To, Legal Matters
Once a DBA has been filed in Sacramento County, it must be published and proof of the publication must be filed with the County. Here are the basic rules for publication, as well as a listing of the approved newspapers with contact information that can be used for publication.
Date: Mon, Sep 9th, 2013 12:00:00 am | Categories: General Topics, Tax Matters, Legal Matters
This Partnership Agreement is made effective between the included parties as of the _____ day of __________, in the year of __________.
The included parties, hereby form a binding partnership under the name of ________________________________, with the principal purpose being to conduct a ___________________________________________. The primary office location of said business is to be located at the following address:_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Term of the Agreement:
This partnership is entered into, effective as of the above date, and shall continue indefinitely, unless otherwise terminated as provided in this agreement.
Date: Fri, Sep 6th, 2013 12:00:00 am | Categories: General Topics, Legal Matters
Here is a special lease that we have prepared for you to use. It's free...just copy, paste and use, courtesy of EZonlineFiling.com. If your rental business is still in your personal name and you haven't filed a LLC or Corporation yet, you might want to think about the potential liability issues you are facing, as well.
Date: Thu, Sep 5th, 2013 12:00:00 am | Categories: General Topics, Legal Matters
Do you need a Non-Compete Agreement for your Employee? Here is one you are welcome to use for free. Feel free to copy and paste this to your computer.