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Plan for success when you start a small business

Starting a new business is an exciting adventure, but it is one that can turn into a nightmare if you don't plan for success from the start. You might hear simple advice from several people, such as get the right permits and find the right location, but you need to think beyond this basic information.

Business mergers and acquisitions are serious matters

Business mergers and acquisitions are risk, but the benefits can be worth the risk if you do your homework ahead of time and ensure that you are making the right decision. There are several things that you need to consider when you are trying to make the call about a merger or acquisition.

Protect your company so you can continue to profit

As a business owner, you have a lot to think about. Many employees won't realize how complex running a business is until they are left to make some of the decisions. This is why some business owners turn to managers and executives to handle the day-to-day decision-making and running of the business.

Deciding whether to lease or purchase property for your business

As a business owner, you are expected to make decisions that are best for the business. One of these decisions is whether you need to purchase a property or a lease a property. There are some very specific things that you need to think about when you are ready to make this decision.

Take proper steps to choose a business form before opening

When you are ready to get your business off the ground, you have to think about what business form you are going to use. This might seem like a no-brainer, but it does take work and considerable thought to make this decision.

Plan all business transactions carefully

The transactions that you complete on behalf of your business can have a huge impact on your business' success. Everything from making sure that your trade secrets are safe to handling real estate matters must be done with your company's interests in mind.

California makes move to stabilize marijuana regulations

California has been a national leader on the legal marijuana front for years. However, one of the disadvantages of numerous law changes over decades is that regulation of cannabis has been hit-and-miss, leaving residents and businesses at risk.

Protecting your business if someone files bankruptcy

When consumers or other businesses file for bankruptcy, they are afforded a number of rights that are meant to help them come to appropriate arrangements regarding debt. For example, one of the protections of bankruptcy is known as the automatic stay. That means that whatever collections activity was occurring on most account must stop; a home in foreclosure cannot be foreclosed upon. Creditors can no longer pursue the debt via phone or mail or seek judgments, levies or garnishments while the bankruptcy filing is active.

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