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The benefits of an LLC business structure

You have run the numbers and conducted market research. Now you are ready to take the plunge and become a Georgia small business owner. Choosing a Limited Liability Corporation as your entity’s structure has many benefits, including flexibility, as your company grows. At The Roberts Law Firm, P.C., we assist clients through all phases of their business, from startup and development to implementation and business succession.

What are some mistakes made by small business owners?

While owning a business is a dream of many people in Georgia, it’s certainly not an easy task. That’s why it’s essential that new business owners understand common slip-ups that accompany a new business, which can help them avoid these mistakes. In this case, The Balance offers the following advice.

Mitigating the challenges of starting a new business venture

When people begin a new business in Georgia, they often spend considerable time assessing the market, consumer desires and the potential of their product to effectively compete with other offers from different companies. While the challenges that each organization will face vary depending on the products they provide, the structure they have selected for their business, their areas of expertise and weakness, and even the market they are in, understanding some common obstacles that arise early on in a business venture may help entrepreneurs to be better prepared for what is ahead. 

Should you have a partner in business?

If you are a business owner in Georgia, or if your business is in the initial planning stages, you may be wondering whether or not having a partner is a good idea. Partnerships can work beneficially and be advantageous in many ways, but they can also be disastrous. The best thing is to weigh the pros and cons and make a decision based on your specific situation and needs.

The best way to terminate an employee

Firing an employee is always a complicated process for both the employee and the small business owners. Unfortunately, it's a process that almost every entrepreneur faces at one time or another. As the owner, you have to decide the best way to terminate an employee with the possible risk of legal repercussions. 

3 tips for starting a business

If you’re starting a business in Georgia, you probably already know that the process can be complex one. That’s why having the right information is so important; starting your own business requires a lot of different steps, and in order for you to have a solid foundation you must put the work in. In this case, Forbes offers the following information to ensure your business will be a success.

3 tips on mergers & acquisitions

As a Georgia business owner, you’re likely well-aware that growing your enterprise is a vital aspect of success. Merging is with an existing business is one way to pursue your goals and going into the process with the right information is hugely important. Entrepreneur offers tips on how achieve a successful merger, which will help ensure success and prevent potentially damaging legal issues from occurring.

What is a limited liability partnership

When friends or partners decide to come together to make money, they may be forming a general partnership. In many cases, this type of partnership is informal and may not involve a contract. However, if something should happen regarding the business, it may be best to have a contract in writing to help with technicalities in the future. A general partnership with no contract in place leaves the risk of liability if something should arise. If you wish to turn your general partnership into a legal entity, you may choose to start a limited liability partnership or LLC.

Analyzing the pros and cons of sole proprietorships

When the opportunity arises to start your own business in Gainesville, the question of which business model to follow immediately arises. Many in your same situation come to us here at The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. thinking that having business partners automatically gives them an advantage. Like them, you may be surprised to hear that is not always the best move. It all depends on what you want. 

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