Starting a business with other people? When you’re drafting your operating agreement (you’re doing that, right?!), you probably thought about ownership percentages, financial contributions, and leadership roles. But don’t forget to plan for the end.
Do you have employees in California? On 7/1/15, you need to start offering paid sick leave (see the formula discussed in the episode). Btw … if you offer PTO, this may get complicated.
This is the second in our Client Spotlight series, where we feature a fun interview with one of our world-changing clients. Check out last month’s interview with Liz Brazier of Whole Health Gardening, and learn what she eats whole. — Nathalie Lussier, founder of AmbitionAlly, has been an EPW General Counsel client for a few […]
Doing business with someone in California (or employing someone in California)? Or maybe that transaction just somehow passes through, even *drives* though California? It’s common to want your vendors, contractors, and employees to sign Non-Disclosure Agreements that contain a non-competition and a no-solicitation clause, so they can’t work for your competitors or take your clients. […]
Thinking of bringing in co-founders, silent partners, or investors to help get your small business or startup off the ground? Yes, you *really* need a lawyer. Here’s why.
As we started to create more and more shared spreadsheets, templates, checklists, and links, it made sense to come up with a system to serve as an integrated internal directory for the business. We had our CRM/task management tool, Insightly, in place, but we had a lot of information that wasn’t being captured in a […]
Startups are building their businesses on a fleet of “independent contractor” staff, who provide the core service of the company. It sounds like a perfect idea–you launch as a software company that connects workers (or drivers or apartments) with customers, while you just sit back, collect your percentage, and avoid the hassle of employees. Here’s […]
Here at EPW, we help a wide range of entrepreneurs who are helping people and changing the world in their own unique ways. Each month we will feature an interview with a client, to share with you some of their fun & wisdom. — Liz Brazier (left side of photo), a health coach and entrepreneur, has been […]
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When business owners have cash on hand, they typically look to their own bank account as a first source of financing. Lump-sum financing is when you have a fixed amount of money from the sale of a business or investment, an inheritance, personal savings, 401(k) cash-out (rarely a good idea) or other amount of cash that […]