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The advantages of incorporating your Georgia business

Once you have launched a business in Atlanta, you may want to consider incorporating it. There are three general options for doing so, including becoming an S corporation, a C corporation or a limited liability corporation, or LLC. At Kaufman & Forman, P.C., we know the differences among each of these and why you should give incorporation serious thought.

Is franchising your cup of tea?

There is no doubting the fact that being your own boss definitely holds a certain appeal. To this end, over the past few years, several people in Georgia with an entrepreneurial bent of mind have been buying into the concept of franchising. Their spirit of enterprise must be lauded because franchising plays a key role in the economy as well.

What factors should I include in my business plan?

When you have an idea to start a new business, one of the first tasks you should do is to create a business plan. In fact, a survey from Palo Alto Software found that putting a business plan in place actually doubles the chance of your Georgia business’ success. People who are new to the entrepreneur world may feel a little uncertain of how to start. Here are some key items you should consider when formulating your plan.

Atlanta appeals court to hear dispute concerning bicycle contract

The terms of a business contract can be highly detailed and even confusing. Understanding the way these documents are structured in Georgia is key to protecting the interests of a business and its owners. It can also prevent unnecessary and costly litigation and lawsuits. As one recent case illustrates, the agreement is often at the center of a dispute between companies.

Atlanta-based firm at center of severance agreement dispute

Many employment contracts give workers information about termination policies. Some of these employment documents may even detail what severance an employee may be entitled to upon losing his or her job. An Atlanta-based firm has found itself at the heart of a dispute surrounding this very topic.

What should I look for in a franchising agreement?

Starting your own franchise is a wonderful way to own your own business. It can enable you to have autonomy and independence while still having a support system in place. Before launching your franchise, you should be aware of several important components that should be in the contract you will sign.

Assistance with all aspects of non-competition agreements

It's understandable how those individuals who have invested virtually all of their time, money and energy into building their business would want to do everything in their power to see operations expand and profitability increase.

What business owners should understand about contract law - III

In a series of ongoing posts, our blog has been outlining some of the basics of contract law. Indeed, last time, we carefully dissected the first of four elements that must be present in order for an agreement to be considered legally binding -- a "meeting of the minds."   

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