Category Archives for "Business Planning"

Aug 25

New Business Owner? Avoid These Common Startup Mistakes

By Christine Faulkner

The startup life can be exciting and for many the learning curve is huge. In the midst of growth and opportunity, many entrepreneurs make costly legal mistakes which can be easily avoided with the proper preparation. Here are some of the most common startup legal mistakes:Not Drafting a Clear Founder AgreementA crystal-clear agreement between co-founders […]

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Aug 04

Small Business Financing at the End of the Brick and Mortar Era

By Christine Faulkner

As more banks close local branches and eschew brick and mortar growth, small businesses face uncertain times. With fewer branches in which to form trusted financial relationships, business owners often must rely on online banking for everyday needs. This poses a problem for small business owners who previously benefited from personal relationships with bankers when seeking […]

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Jul 28

Culture: How a Practice of Karma Can Improve Your Business

By Christine Faulkner

Good business practices like transparency and corporate responsibility can be leveraged to build valuable relationships. But throwing around these buzzwords will only get you so far. If you really want to see results, what you may want to consider is a practice of karma: the idea that helping others become successful—suppliers, customers, even competitors—is the real […]

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Jul 21

Avoid Business Litigation With These Six Steps

By Christine Faulkner

Business litigation is an expensive use of both time and money and should be avoided whenever possible. Even the most favorable of settlements can cost a business months—if not years—of productivity and focus. To avoid the high costs of litigation, follow these six preventive steps:1. Don’t Skimp On ContractsInstead of spending a fortune on legal fees […]

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