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Top 9 Legal Documents You Need to Start Your Business
You would be surprised how few businesses actually get the most fundamental legal documents in place before starting up. However, having the right documents in place when you start is essential to your business's success. What are the most......
Hold Harmless and Indemnity Agreements: Decreasing Legal Liability through Contracts
There are risks associated with virtually every transaction you make. Even purchases at the grocery store have risks—perhaps the apples are actually bad, or the cereal has an unknown chemical in it. There is even risk associated with loaning......
17 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting an Online Business
For people who have an entrepreneurial mindset, there is incredible potential to use the Internet to create a successful business. Online businesses offer unique benefits, such as: the ability to start the company with low or no overheads; a......
13 Things to Think about before Starting a Business
The flash of inspiration is one of the greatest things about starting a new business. One day you wake up and have the simple solution to the most annoying problem; and you cannot believe no one else has figured it out! So you rush to the......
Loan Agreements: Everything You Need to Know
A loan agreement is a very complex document that can protect the two parties involved. In most cases the lender creates the loan agreement, which means the burden of including all of the terms for the agreement falls on the lending party.......
Top 5 Consulting Careers for Contractors Today
There are plenty of options for contractors. With the changing nature of the workforce, more contractors are looking for steady, flexible work with long-term sustainability. Contractors have found themselves with a plethora of options ranging......
The 5 Essential Elements of a Sales Contract
When creating or reviewing a sales contract (a.k.a. sales of goods agreement or purchase agreement), it is vital to know which terms are most important and what things to watch out for. Knowing this will help you to avoid problems with the......
7 Essential Tips for Hiring Consultants
For businesses that don’t do it often, hiring a consultant requires entering a foreign territory that can seem both intimidating and risky. However, the following rules of thumb can help ensure you’re on the right track. Define Your Needs......
5 Advantages of Hiring a Consultant
Understandably, many companies struggle with the decision of whether or not to hire a consultant. Senior management often may feel that such a decision would indicate their own inadequacy in running the company and may be threatened by a......
How to Create an Independent Contractor Agreement
The Importance of an Agreement Our independent contractor agreement gives you great flexibility in structuring the agreement according to your own specific needs. This agreement will only take you about 10 minutes to complete but is robust......