Many people think because they have a small business they can’t benefit from the counsel and advice of an experienced business attorney. An experienced lawyer can easily help a small business owner avoid unnecessary litigation and if necessary have the best outcome for the case.
A business should always do things to protect themselves from lawsuits and its personal from business and personal liability. To avoid those kinds of situations the business should have a complete business liability policy available in place, and as well a company procedures and policies, like an employee book. Most lawyers should be able to provide assistance with developing procedures, policies, and handbooks.
SIN #1: Your type is too small. Few things provoke as many negative comments as type that’s too small to read. In an effort to achieve a corporate or high-end look, artists often choose fonts that are painfully small. Don’t. Make sure your prospects can easily read the words on your card.
SIN #2: Your fonts are hard to read. To achieve a high-end look, many lawyers turn to scripts and even Old English typefaces. Unfortunately, they’re nearly impossible to decode. How often have you looked at a business card and then rolled your eyes because you didn’t have a clue what it said? A business card that people can’t read is worthless.
On July 10, 2011 UK’s News of the World bid farewell to its readers. After 168 years of printing and 8,974 issues, the newspaper closed its doors when a phone hacking scandal rocked the News Corp. establishment.
When a business fails during a dispute, or when a point is reached where a dispute is unavoidable, two things immediately pop into a lawyer’s mind: fraud and piercing the corporate veil. These are reasons you want to set up your corporation, and manage it correctly. For example, if a scandal causes your business to go under as a result, it is important for you, as the individual, to retain your assets. If your business is set up correctly, no one can touch you or your assets.
As a business owner, if you are forced to shut down your business, it is a very emotional and stressful time. But the most important thing to remember is that you need to undertake the proper steps of business dissolution to avoid legal complications and ensure your interests are protected. While there are often costs involved in dissolving a business properly, closing a business without taking these steps can result in ongoing tax and other legal liability. Therefore, before you close your business, be sure to seek the advice and counsel of a business dissolution attorney so that you can make the necessary filings and tax clearances.