Business Start-up Legal Checklist
Posted on Jun 24, 2015 by
Sarah Day Hurley
Anyone who has started a business can tell you that they were surprised at how many legal and regulatory hoops they had to jump through just to open their doors. My husband and I experienced this first-hand when we opened a coffee shop and retail business in Greenville. We’re both lawyers, and we still found the process daunting.
When you start a business, be sure you have the right people in place to help you. A lawyer will be one of them, and here’s a checklist that will help new entrepreneurs stay out of trouble and increase the chances of getting their business off to a trouble-free start. continue reading
How to Collect Business-to-Business Bad Debts
Posted on Apr 22, 2015 by
Audra M. Byrd
Uncollected business-to-business debt is a huge problem for most small companies, and unlike consumer debt, there are no laws in South Carolina that directly address either the rights of creditors or debtors. Hardly a day goes by that we don’t hear from a client seeking advice on how to collect on a long-overdue commercial debt. Here is a list of best practices to help collect bad commercial debts, and to avoid ending up with these tough-to-collect liabilities in the first place. continue reading
LLC or Corporation? Which Is Right for Your New Business?
Posted on Apr 08, 2015 by
Mark B. Goddard
For most entrepreneurs, the choice of business entity comes down to an LLC or corporation, since both insulate personal assets from liability claims. LLCs, S corporations and C corporations all have advantages, depending on your business goals.
Generally, the comparisons among the three will center on taxes, operating flexibility and treatment of investors and shareholders.
Here’s a quick overview of these three alternatives that will give you a starting point for considering your options before you talk to your attorney. continue reading