Business Insolvency: What to Do Next

Insolvency can be a tough time for you and your business. Just the terminology itself can be intimidating and unnerving. But it doesn’t have to be and there are ways of making the process transpire as smoothly and pain-free as possible. Business insolvency is legally defined as a company which is unable to pay its debts. This can be either one of the two; the company is unable to pay debts as they fall due, or the company does not have enough assets to cover its debts.

Insolvent business

If your company is facing insolvency and you are struggling to pay your debts, help is available.…

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Keeping Up with Business Regulations

It is of vital importance that you stay up to date on business regulations in your sector to keep pace with new rules and practices. Compliance with business regulations should never be compromised because there can be serious repercussions for a company if it is discovered that there is a lack of compliance.

Business regulations

Failure to comply with regulations can result in huge fines in some industries, and compliance is important from business start-up through to sale. If a business is found to be ignoring some part of business law it can result in negative publicity that can damage a business image and brand permanently.…

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What are The Key Deal Terms of a Litigation Funding Agreement?

The key document that governs the relationship between a third party litigation funder and a claimant is a litigation funding agreement (“LFA“).

Litigation Funding Agreement

LFAs are complex legal contracts, which are customised to the facts of each individual claim, but the following are the main key elements:

Termination rights

It might seem counter-intuitive to list termination rights as the first key element, but in practice this is one of the most important aspects of the LFA.

As a claimant (or the claimant’s solicitors) you need to be comfortable that once you have entered into a LFA, your funder will provide the agreed level of third party litigation funding until the conclusion of the claim and only pull out if certain objective tests are met.…

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5 Tax Pitfalls to Avoid This Year

Most entrepreneurs shudder at the thought of dealing with their taxes. With their eye firmly on growing their business and forging ahead the idea of meticulously tracking and recording every aspect of their business is at the very back of their minds. But if anything is going to take the wind out of a business’ sails it’s not keeping everything in order.

Business taxes

Here are five of the most common things that tend to trip up entrepreneurs. Make sure you avoid them this year.

1. Claim Your Legitimate Expenses

Make sure that you claim for every item to which you are entitled.…

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‘I Am Small Business Proud’ Campaign Shares Story of Immigration Lawyer

This week, Capital One’s I Am Small Business Proud campaign is making stops in Texas to interview entrepreneurs in various industries. The nationwide trek is part of a 35-city tour by Brooklyn-based filmmakers Trisha Dalton and John Sears who are “gathering exclusive content and insights into the lives of small business owners,” according to their rep.

Starting a Law Firm

On Monday, the filmmakers visited Austin, Texas where they interviewed Vi Nanthaveth, founder of an immigration law firm. Like many who migrate to America, Nanthaveth started her business after gaining experience in her profession.

Vi Nanthaveth

“I almost feel like [immigration law] was something that fell on my lap,” says Nanthaveth.…

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6 Steps Every SMB Owner Needs to Complete After Incorporating

Forming an LLC or Limited Liability Corporation is a great first step toward legitimizing your company and to insulate you and your family from the financial liabilities of your business.

Most small business owners quickly find out the hard way that there’s a few more steps they need to take before moving away from their days operating as a sole proprietor.

SMB owner

Here are 6 you don’t want to forget about:

1. Compliance Plan

Now that you’re an LLC, the state(s) you operate in and are registered in will expect a yearly report. This is more of a formality than something you’ll need to dread every single year, simply involving you updating your company and personal contact info for state records.…

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Everything You Need to Know About Business Partnerships (Especially With a Friend or Relative)

As if entrepreneurship wasn’t scary enough, we have this incomparably unknown and yet timeless institution of corporate America, from the smallest endeavor of the lemonade stand to a superior launch of a law firm — the business partnership. Of course, one would think that such a thing would be a lot easier to deal with than simply being a sole proprietorship as many entrepreneurs are. That’s not the case.

business partnership

You’re cooperating with another human being, basically. It’s a type of unincorporated business, subject to everything like taxes, certain regulations and even government inspections depending on the industry you’re in. There will always be conflicts of interest, disagreements and legal repercussions.…

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Everything You Need to Know About Choosing The Right Business Structure

If only it were so cut and dry when starting a business, we wouldn’t have all these headaches with paperwork, legal stuff and guidelines to deal with. However, the way business works would be a disaster if we didn’t have these specific legal structures to choose from, namely….

  • Sole Proprietorship
  • Partnership
  • (C) Corporation
  • (S) Corporation
  • LLC (Limited Liability Company)

business structure

That’s a lot to take in, especially if you may not know how they’re all different. Each one has specific advantages depending on the needs of the business. Each one also has certain aspects you must take into account, or else you’re losing money on account of your negligence.…

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Human Rights Over 50 Years

Whether political talking point or respected institution, human rights are certainly one of the most talked about topics today. That they were developed more than 50 years ago and remain an important aspect of life shows just how important – or to some, how controversial – human rights really are.

A Mail Online article with the title “Human Rights and an Affront to Justice” demonstrates the debate regarding human rights in our country. Institutions like the European Court of Human Rights are both praised and pilloried by a range of political and social commentators.

Equal human rights

Take an international focus on human rights, however, and there’s little in the way of criticism.…

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5 Tips to Having The Best Terms of Service

This is undisputed, really — a growing successful company needs direction, plain and simple. Without it, you’ve got a corporation just going wherever the wind blows, and sometimes that wind will blow clear across the ocean, into a monsoon, with crashing waves, and the ship gets way too torn up to see the light of day. It’s not a pretty sight.

creating terms of service

To avoid the storm, though, you’ve got one concept here acting like your guiding compass: the “Terms of Service” agreement. Let that lead you. With that kind of document, you can rest assured that you’ll always find your way with your company.…

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