An Once of Prevention Worth a Ton of Cure

Written By: Brandy Miller | December 12, 2017 | No Comments

Are lawyers worth the money? Is it worth it to pay for an accountant? When I’m asked these questions, I’m often reminded of a drunken driving advertisement that says “a taxi ride home is cheaper than a DUI lawyer.” How true. That ad campaign stressed that after a night of drinking, a taxi ride may…

5 Advantages of a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC)

Written By: Brandy Miller | November 15, 2017 | No Comments

If you’re considering business structures, a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) may seem advantageous. There are several advantages to filing your business as an LLC. Here;s 5 key advantages… Liability Protection Protection from liabilities is one of the biggest advantages of Limited Liability Corporations. LLC members are not liable for court judgments or debts are incurred…

When Should You Incorporate Your Small Business?

Written By: Brandy Miller | November 1, 2017 | No Comments

Many small businesses and sole proprietorships dream of the day when they can incorporate their company. But when should you take this big step? While incorporating has some benefits, including protection from liability, it also requires greater recordkeeping and may change your tax obligations. How can you be sure you’re taking the right step? There…

What Is the Meaning of Goodwill When Buying or Selling a Business?

Written By: Brandy Miller | October 15, 2017 | No Comments

Goodwill is an intangible asset of your business. It refers to the standing of your company in the marketplace and the perception others have of your business. Whether you are buying or selling a business, it is important to consider goodwill, which is the value that can’t be assigned to either physical goods or cash…

What Should You Consider Before You Sign a Business Lease?

Written By: Brandy Miller | October 1, 2017 | No Comments

Signing a business lease is an exciting time. You’re creating a new space for your company and hopefully creating new opportunities for your business. Before you sign a lease, however, you will want to ask yourself a number of questions: Has a Business Lease Lawyer Near Reading, PA Read Over the Lease? You need to…

5 Benefits of Having an Employee Manual for Your Business

Written By: Brandy Miller | September 15, 2017 | No Comments

Employee handbooks tell employees what they can expect, what their responsibilities are and gives them one standardized place to turn to when they have questions about their employment and position. Although creating an employee handbook or manual is a time-intensive process, there are several advantages to having this document in place at your company: It…

What Are the Types of Buy-Sell Agreements?

Written By: Brandy Miller | August 15, 2017 | No Comments

Buy-sell agreements require one party to purchase a specific ownership interest in the company and require the other party to sell an ownership interest. Buy-sell agreements protect businesses from divorce, death, disability and other possible issues. If you own a company, you may want to establish a buy-sell agreement to protect your business and your…

What Are Some Pros and Cons of Purchasing a Franchise?

Written By: Brandy Miller | August 1, 2017 | No Comments

For entrepreneurs who don’t want to reinvent the wheel, purchasing a franchise can seem like a great option. Franchises often advertise themselves as businesses that take the guesswork out of setting up a new company. By buying into a franchise, you’re buying into an established brand and business rather than having to create a company…

5 Steps to Establishing a Corporation

Written By: Brandy Miller | July 15, 2017 | No Comments

If your business is ready to incorporate so you can reap all the advantages of a corporation, here are five steps you want to follow to make the transition process simpler and more efficient: Contact a Corporation Lawyer Near Reading, PA or Near Your Office Location First. Even if you are very certain you are…

Developing Your Brand Is Essential

Written By: Brandy Miller | July 12, 2017 | No Comments

This week’s theme is “Brand”.  Every company has a brand, whether you are aware of it or not.  When people see your name or your company’s name, and they have any opinion about it at all, that’s your “brand”.  This word of mouth reputation is essential to developing and keeping a successful business. This is…