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What is your strategic growth strategy?

Business Acquisition and Strategic Growth When entrepreneurs are considering taking their companies to the next level, strategic acquisition should be an integrate part of their growth plan. Here are some of the key considerations for business acquisitions:

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What Constitutes ‘Security’? Raising Capital and Private Placement Memorandums

Startup companies often need additional capital to grow and expand. During the capital raising process, when does it become important to have a private placement memorandum to provide to prospective investors so as to avoid being found guilty of committing securities fraud? The key question is whether the investment constitutes “securities” under Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”).

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Is capital required for business acquisitions in San Diego?

Cash is always king in a purchase and sale transaction. However, many businesses can be acquired through other means. You will be surprised at how many sellers would be willing to provide financing needed with very little upfront cash investment. Many entrepreneurs reach a point of where the business is no longer their priority or a more attractive opportunity has …

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Owning Shares in a Medical Corporation – San Diego and Beyond

Unlike other types of professional corporations, not all shareholders in a medical corporation are required to be licensed physicians. In a medical corporation, at least 51% of the shares must be owned by licensed physicians and/or surgeons. The remaining 49% may be owned by any combination of licensed podiatrists, psychologists, registered nurses, optometrists, marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, …

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Buying a Business – Asset Purchase vs. Stock Purchase in San Diego

When purchasing a business, it’s important to determine whether to purchase the assets of the business, or stock of the business. An asset purchase involves the purchase of the selling company’s assets, such as equipment, inventory, contracts, website domain, customer list, etc. A stock purchase involves the purchase of the selling company’s stock only. Advantages of Asset Purchase

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Is LegalZoom Worth the Cost Savings?

A popular website called LegalZoom advertises top quality legal documents without paying top dollar. The truth is LegalZoom will provide quality documents, but it may not be accurate. LegalZoon will ask a few key questions and then provide the correlating legal document. The problem is you can’t be sure that the document you get will be best suited for your …

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Exploring the importance of Buy-Sell/Partnership Agreements

Two business partners who have been friends since grade school found themselves in my office disagreeing on some very important and fundamental aspects of their business. Like many other small business owners, they did not have a Buy-Sell/Partnership Agreement when they first entered into the business. They didn’t want to incur the expense and thought that their friendship would carry …

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Know your risks and how to protect your assets against those risks

As a business owner, careful planning is essential.  This includes the proper selection of the structure for your business entity that meets your unique needs from both a business and tax standpoint, careful drafting of the appropriate documents that protects your business interest, and implementing them.  Even those without much personal assets should know that judgments and judgment liens are …

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Starting a Business in San Diego

When you go into business for yourself, you are usually personally liable for all judgments and debts that the business incurs. This includes business loans, taxes, money owed to suppliers and landlords, and any judgments against the business as a result of a lawsuit. If you don’t protect yourself, a creditor can go after your personal assets, such as your …

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