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3 Pitfalls To Avoid When Buying An Existing Business

Whether it’s your very first or your fifth company, if you’re looking to start a new business venture, you have two options: 1) build your own from scratch or 2) buy an existing one. And while many entrepreneurs dream of building their own company from the ground up, the reality is, launching a brand-new business […]

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5 Factors To Consider Before Investing In A Franchise

If you’ve always dreamed of running your own business but find the thought of building an entire company from scratch too daunting, you might consider investing in a franchise. When you purchase a franchise, you get an already proven business model and brand, which can make the startup phase significantly easier. In addition to getting […]

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4 Business Lessons That You Don’t Have to Learn The Hard Way

Starting your own business can be both exciting and scary, and you are bound to make numerous mistakes along the way. But you’ll often discover that some of your biggest mistakes will later become your greatest strengths. This was exactly the case for Family Business Lawyer™ mentor, Ali Katz, who went from losing $1 million […]

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Securing Funding For Your Business: Equity vs Debt Investments

As you grow your company, you may discover that it’s time to move beyond leveraging your personal credit to fund your business, whether through business or personal credit cards, and look for outside investors or lenders. When it comes to securing funding for your business, you must first decide what form of investment is right […]

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Why Right Now Is the Ideal Time to Buy An Existing Business

When it comes to owning your own business, don’t forget that building a company from scratch isn’t your only option. In fact, buying an existing business and making it your own is often a much more efficient, economical, and prudent way to fulfill your entrepreneurial dreams. Given that roughly 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 every […]

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How (and Why) to Keep Your Corporate Records Up to Date

First of all, a quick reminder: July 15th is this year’s due date for federal taxes, pushed back from April 15th due to the upheavals caused by the coronavirus, so get in action now, if you are not already, to get your taxes prepared and filed. Today we’re talking about the importance of keeping meticulous […]

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An Exit Strategy Enhances Your Business (and Legacy) Building

Exiting your business isn’t a decision to be made lightly. It may have been something you were considering before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, or it could have been something that you’ve had to reckon with because of shelter-in-place orders. Maybe your business had already been struggling, and you’ve had to come to terms with your […]

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4 Essential Strategies For Selling Your Business

As an entrepreneur, you’ve probably put lots of thought into the best ways to start and grow your business. But you likely haven’t put nearly as much effort into thinking about how you’ll sell it or exit it, in general. And if you decide that selling is the way to go, you’ll want to start […]

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3 Major Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a New Business

Whether it’s your very first or your tenth, if you’re looking to start a new business venture, you have two options: 1) build your own from scratch or 2) buy an existing one. And while many entrepreneurs dream of building their own company from the ground up, the reality is, launching a brand-new business can […]

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4 Questions to Ask Before Investing in a Franchise

If you’ve always dreamed of starting your own business, but find the idea of building an entire operation from scratch too daunting, you might consider investing in a franchise. Since you’re getting an already proven business model and brand, purchasing a franchise can make the start-up phase quite a bit easier. In addition to getting […]

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Choosing the Right Time to Exit Your Business

Like most entrepreneurs, you probably think about the many ways you can help your company take off and grow. But you should dedicate an equal amount of brain power to planning when and how you’ll sell what you’ve built. In fact, deciding when to sell your business can be just as important as deciding when […]

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