"Understanding "legalese" may seem like an overwhelming task, if not an impossibility, but if you intend to build a growing business you need to become comfortable."
The Lowdown On Contracts
" Like most people, small business owners tend to shy away from
signing anything. They avoid contracts like the plague. But this is a
risky way to do business."
If you are selling products to the retail or wholesale trade, you need to sell on equal terms to outlets that may be deemed to be competing with each other, unless you can economically justify different terms.
Staying out of court
In all but the most extreme cases, you want to avoid going to court either as a plaintiff or a defendant. Think about it. Do you really want to shell out the huge legal fees you are likely to incur?
Before you pay that retainer, let BizBuyer's qualified attorneys bid for your business law needs.
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- Web Resources
Can incorporate your business for you and offers trademark search and registration services.
Article highlighting the legal contracts to be aware of when starting a new business.
The Small Business Law Center can help you find a lawyer, provides forms and documents, and provides links to other helpful resources.
Digital Contracts, Inc.
Sell software for producing legal contracts for software and on-line businesses.
Provides on-line legal documents for personnel and business contract needs.
Professional Convention Management Association
Provides sample contracts addressing issues relating to copyright and convention planning.
Resources on running a small business, including tax advice; legal issues; and forms for contracts, business plans, employee time sheets, and more.
Letters & Forms
Hiring & Firing
Managing a Business
Selling a Business
Travel & Maps
Valuing a Business