07 Jan 2019

Read This Before Hiring Your Next Independent Contractor

Hiring employees can be a chore. Employers face numerous rules and obligations, spending time, effort, and money to manage employees and comply with state and federal law. That’s why many businesses turn to independent contractors for their needs. . . .

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26 Dec 2018

Angel Investors vs. Institutional Investors: 3 Main Differences You Need To Know About

Searching for investors is a challenge since new businesses depend on securing funds. The right investor at the right time can not only salvage a struggling company but catapult it to success. But how do you know what kind of investor to pursue? . . .

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10 Dec 2018

Read This Blog so Texas Employment Law Issues Don’t Surprise You

There’s a reason for the adage, “Employees are the lifeblood of every company.” Owners, executives, and managers all understand that employees are vital to a company’s success. Happy employees sustain growth and drive innovation. Likewise, an . . .

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26 Nov 2018

3 Reasons to Seek Legal Representation for Your Start-Up BEFORE Seeking Investors

You have a lot on your plate when putting together your start-up: market research, beta testing, and hiring developers. Then you can start the long, exhausting process of securing investors. You know you’ll need a lawyer to draft the agreements once . . .

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12 Nov 2018

Don’t Leave Your Business Exposed: Find Out the Coverage and Exclusions of Comprehensive General Liability Policies

Every business, even a small business run as a side-hustle out of one’s home, needs liability insurance to protect itself and its owners. In Texas, insurers have two responsibilities to the insured—the duty to indemnify and the duty to defend. Thus, . . .

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22 Oct 2018

Before You Pitch, Successful Start-Ups Do This

For every Facebook or Uber, there are hundreds of start-ups that never take off. The successes might appear to be the beneficiaries of a confluence of perfectly-timed factors—the right answer to a market need, the right personalities, the right time . . .

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08 Oct 2018

Three Reasons In-House Counsel and Liability Coverage Might Not Be Enough in a Lawsuit

An unfortunate truth about running a business is that lawsuits shut down companies all the time. Regardless of a lawsuit’s merits, the demands of legal defense can blindside many companies. To minimize the risks of your company stumbling onto shaky . . .

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24 Sep 2018

3 Essential Facts About Founders’ Agreements

If you are interested in forming an LLC or a corporation, you probably already know that you need to file documentation with the state, install an operating agreement or bylaws, and decide how to sell shares. But you may not know about a missing . . .

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10 Sep 2018

Liability Insurance Might Not Protect Your Business

Many business owners with sole proprietorships or partnerships assume that obtaining liability insurance will afford you the same protections as if your structure was an LLC or corporation. However, while no business is immune from liability, . . .

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23 Aug 2018

3 Reasons to Incorporate Instead of Forming a Partnership or Sole Proprietorship

When you’re getting your business off the ground, there are a lot of big decisions to make early-on. One of them is to choose a business structure. Knowing what structure will help you work best with investors and protect your business (and . . .

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