Small Business Advice

Before jumping into this post, we'd like to welcome Sean to the blog! Sean will contribute in his areas of health care compliance, small business growth, construction law, contracts, and general small biz need-to-knows. He brings with him his background in health care regulations, construction...

In this post we are going begin to to dive into partnership agreements. If you’re interested in other partnership topics you can check out this post on communication and dispute resolution, this post on exit strategies, and this post on important questions to ask. This...

With this post and a series of post that will follow, we will be talking all about partnership agreements. What are they? Why are they important? What needs to be included? Before we get started, I’d like to make it clear what partnership agreements are...

Over the past several posts I’ve talked about some of the large scale things partners need to discuss before going into a partnership arrangement. We talked about things such as communication skills, exit strategies, who is bringing what to the partnership in terms of money,...

In previous posts, I talked about some issues that potential partners should be discussing when it comes to the planning stages of entering into a partnership. Some of those things included making sure the partners are compatible and ensuring everyone has expressed their expectations, and that...

Business partnerships can seem perfect at the get-go. But, what happens when someone wants to get out? One key topic I often advise on is having an exit strategy. When people go into business together it is almost always a peachy-keen-rose-colored-glasses atmosphere. Things are positive and...

Over the past couple of weeks I helped a client avoid what could have been a potentially fatal or at least business-killing partnership. In the end, my client was able to trust her gut, avoid the worst aspects of the problem, and pay her way...

Innovation is a topic that comes up often with our clients. Clients express that they are  worried about their level of innovation and how they could possibly be more successful if they were to ignite a massive change. Most often, we hear about innovations that...

This week we are talking about sexual harassment in the workplace and how teams can transform the office culture to prevent and eliminate cases. Check out our last post on the topic here. Let's pick up where we left off. Next, the company needs to analyze...

I am getting ready to conduct a series of trainings for a client in sexual harassment law, how to avoid sexual harassment in the workplace, and how to manage an investigation should a complaint of sexual harassment be alleged. The first thing that I would...