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Business mergers take planning

Sometimes merging businesses is what is best in the long run. It all depends on company goals. When opting to merge two companies, there are a lot of things to consider. It is certainly a process that company owners in Georgia shouldn't go through without significant planning.

Georgia business succession planning

In the early years of owning and operating a business, one of the last things a company owner may be thinking about is an exit strategy. The truth is, though, succession planning is important. It is impossible to know when it will be needed, so having a plan ready is always wise and something that all business owners -- whether in Georgia or elsewhere -- should consider having.

What soldiers can teach company owners about business planning

Setting up a business and making plans for its future may sound relatively simple, but is it? Some company owners in Georgia and elsewhere may find that it is anything but. When it comes to business planning, those with the answers may not be business-minded people at all. Instead, they are individuals whose lives literally depend on planning.

Georgia business formation: Putting together an LLP

When going into business with a partner, figuring out which entity type best fits the company's needs may be a bit complicated. Whether one's business will be located in Georgia or elsewhere, there are several different types of partnerships that can be entered into when going through the business formation process. This week, this column will touch on one in particular: the limited liability partnership.

3 things you should know about buy-sell agreements

You crafted the perfect business plan and even found potential partners. Before you officially open business with others, you should develop a sensible buy-sell agreement. Even the simplest organizations can benefit from buy-sell agreements. It could save you from financial disaster if unforeseen circumstances occur in the future.

Consider employee classification when business planning

Being a business owner means that one has to make a lot of difficult decisions. Knowing what is best for one's company in the long run is not always easy. One thing that company owners in Georgia and elsewhere have to consider when business planning is how they will classify their employees. Failing to properly classify one's employees can cause significant issues down the line.

The true cost of business formation

Going into business for oneself or with a partner whether in Georgia or elsewhere is an admirable thing. It takes a lot of hard work and determination to build something up from nothing. The true cost of business formation, though, is often more than most anticipate.

Georgia business planning: Preparing an exit strategy

Every business owner, at some point, will want to step away from his or her company for retirement. It is not a subject most like to dwell on, but it is something for which one should prepare. Creating an exit plan is simply an important part of the business planning process. It is not something that company owners in Georgia or elsewhere should delay.

Georgia business formation: Why do I need legal counsel?

Starting a business is both an exciting and stressful time in the life of the company owner. There is a lot that goes into it, many things to sort out and mistakes that are likely to be made. While business formation can be done all by yourself, to help the process go swiftly and smoothly, it may be wise to consider seeking the assistance of legal counsel in order to make sure nothing is forgotten.


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