Resolve Disputes With Your Partners Before They Happen

Written by Richard A. Chapo


A majority of businesses have ownership groups of less than five individuals. While this provides for efficient and effective management, difficulties arise when something happens to one ofrepparttar owners.

If your business has multiple owners, ask yourself what happens if:

∑ The owners canít get along?

∑ One of you is hospitalized for an extended period?

∑ An owner gets divorced [andrepparttar 149656 spouse is awarded halfrepparttar 149657 shares?]

∑ An owner stops coming to work?

∑ You want to sell stock to a third party?

∑ An owner passes away?

∑ One of you wants to retire?

Each of these events can severely disrupt your business, particularly ownership disputes. Ifrepparttar 149658 owners canít agree to a course of action, they often end up in court and a judge may get involved inrepparttar 149659 actual running ofrepparttar 149660 business. Many businesses that were otherwise successful have failed because of such disputes.

How can you avoid these problems?

The best solution is to pursue an agreement betweenrepparttar 149661 parties before there are problems. This agreement, sometimes called a buy-sell agreement, is a contract betweenrepparttar 149662 owners [and their spouses, if any]. The purpose ofrepparttar 149663 document is to address how disputes, ownership sales and other events will be addressed before they happen. These issues are much easier to deal when emotions are not involved.

Small Law Firm Marketing Tips

Written by Sarfaraz Nasir


As we all know thatrepparttar legal industry is one ofrepparttar 149655 most competitive industry today. Larger law firms often invest good portion in their marketing department to make sure that they are always inrepparttar 149656 public eye. Now withrepparttar 149657 help of Internet, Small law firms can reach out to public and give a good impression about their firm.

Here are some ofrepparttar 149658 marketing tips that could be useful:

1. Create a website with your own domain name (i.e. www.yourname.com). Do not go for a one page profile that many sites offer with sub domain name (i.e. yourname.somesite.com). These days creating and maintain a small site is cheaper than ever. You could have someone create your site for $100-$300 and host it for $5-$10 per month.

2. Make surerepparttar 149659 site looks professional and user friendly. I recommend studying some ofrepparttar 149660 related sites onrepparttar 149661 Internet before having someone create yours.

3. Submit your site to all major search engines such as Google, MSN, AOL, Yahoo, iWon, Ask.com, Excite. Most traffic come from these top Search Engines. You donít have to submit your site to thousands of search engines. Try to do manual submit to these Search Engines.

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