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December 2017 Archives

Important factors to consider before going public, part 1

Many entrepreneurs dream of the day when they will be able to take their company from private to public with an initial public offering. After all, IPOs can offer numerous benefits for business leaders and shareholders. But going public is not a decision to take lightly.

What types of intellectual property should you protect?

With so much competition in the business world, success often hinges on setting yourself apart. That means protecting what you've worked so hard to build. Pursuing the proper legal protections, however, can be challenging. It's important to leverage the right tools for different types of intellectual property.

3 common challenges that startups face

No matter what industry you plan to start a business in, the odds of success in Atlanta are underwhelming. You need more than a great idea to get your company off the ground and put it in a position to succeed. You need a solid business plan, proper structure and more. 

How will the new tax bill affect small businesses?

For the first time since the presidency of Ronald Reagan, the United States tax system is undergoing a massive overhaul. Spearheaded by Congressional Republicans and signed into law by President Trump, the overhaul will herald significant changes for millions of Americans. The new law will take effect on Jan. 1, 2018.

Common defenses for breach of contract

As a business owner, you have no doubt entered into several contracts with your partners, clients, contractors and other parties. Usually, these contracts ensure that everything runs smoothly for everyone involved. Sometimes, though, this doesn’t work out. Perhaps one of the signatories violates the terms of the contract by failing to hold up its end of the bargain. In this case, you have a breach of contract.

Dissolving your inactive business by the end of the year

The end of one year and the beginning of a new one always brings big changes. If you own a business that is currently inactive, one change you may wish to make is formally shutting down your business. The end of the year can be the perfect time to dissolve a company. This can be a gut-wrenching choice, but it leaves the door open for exciting new ventures.

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