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…

What Should You Do to Get out of a Commercial Business Lease

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

When you signed your commercial lease, you may have expected to stay at the property for a specific period of time. Many things can happen in the course of business, though. The property may not be as beneficial for your business as you expected or your company may not take off as much as you…

Business Entity Options for Pennsylvania Business Start-Ups

Written By: Brandy Miller | March 2, 2017 | No Comments

If you are creating a new business in Berks County or the Reading region of Pennsylvania, one of the first decisions you will have to make is the business entity or formation you wish your company to take. In Pennsylvania, there are several options, including: Sole proprietorship. In a sole proprietorship, you are the only…

Why Is Branding Important for a Small Business?

Written By: Brandy Miller | February 16, 2017 | No Comments

Branding simply refers to the marketing and business strategies used to create an identifiable and unique image or perception of a product or business in a customer’s mind. Large companies spend millions of dollars — and sometimes more — creating the recognizable brands and company images we’re all familiar with. However, branding is not just…

Legal Prevention Less Costly Than The Cure

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

Prevention is so much less expensive than repairing. That statement can be applied to many things, but it is particularly true in the legal world. Starting a business and waiting to address issues until after they occur will multiply your costs as compared to being prepared ahead of time. Therefore preparing with several legal policies…

Reading Eagle Business Weekly Newspaper Article

Written By: Brandy Miller | November 29, 2016 | No Comments

Whistleblower protection in PA Tuesday November 29, 2016 12:01 AM By Larry W. Miller Jr. The struggle is real, if you’re the one presented with the tough decision: “Do I report to my employer the improper, illegal or even just inefficient activities going on at work?” Even more troubling is: “Should I report to the…