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By Jackson Corporate Law, P.C.
Plain English legal advice for building sustainable & innovative business ventures.
EP-32: New Internet Sales Tax Rules
On June 21, 2018, the Supreme Court issued a ruling that changes the landscape of how states can tax internet sales made to residents of their state by businesses w/o a physical presence in that state.
July 9, 2018
EP-31: A Marketing Convo w/ Rod Coleman
Marketing is one of the most pivotal aspects of operating a business. In this episode, Rod Coleman of Jackson Beverly Coleman Consulting discusses how to be efficient and effective in your marketing efforts.
June 11, 2018
EP-30: Keeping Affiliate Company Liabilities Separate
Separating entities providing different products/services is a smart way to insulate those individual revenue streams from the liabilities of other distinct and distinguishable revenue streams/activities. However, if these separate entities are providing services/products to similar clients, you must be diligent in keeping the entities truly separate.
June 11, 2018
EP-29: M&A Through Life/Disability Insurance
One-way Buy-Sell agreements can be a very useful tool in the context of succession planning (on the one hand) and business expansion through "alternative" financing (on the other hand). This episode discusses how you can use a life insurance policy to grow through acquisition.
June 5, 2018
EP-28: Understanding Letters of Intent
A letter of intent is a useful tool for making sure that two parties are on the same page when it comes to the material terms of a major transaction. This podcast discusses the 'how' and 'why' of letters of intent.
June 5, 2018
EP-27: Protection from Liabilities of Subcontractors
Utilizing 1099 contractors as an extension of your business/workforce is natural. In utilizing these contractors, however, it's necessary to protect your business from the actions of your contractors.
June 5, 2018
EP-26: Duty to Protect Collected Data
Everyone understands that data has value, but it is equally important to understand the duties that come with the collection of consumer data.
June 5, 2018
EP-25: Maintaining Business Filings
All business filings require routine update/maintenance filings. Whether it's your trademark, state filing, licenses, etc. you must be cognizant of keeping those filings in and up-to-date status.
June 5, 2018
EP-24: Fighting E-Commerce Chargeback Fraud
Business selling products/services online need to establish an understanding of the options available to (and why you should) fight chargeback fraud of consumers.
June 5, 2018
EP-23: Trademark Co-Existence
Understanding the ability to contractually agree to have two, would-be conflicting trademarks, registered with the United States Patent & Trademark Office.
April 17, 2018
EP-22: Facebook Lesson - Privacy Policy Enforcement
The latest Facebook "scandal" is a huge lesson in how companies can be liable for third-party uses of their consumers data, even if that data us and collection was a breach of that company's privacy policy... Having a privacy policy is a first step, but true enforcement of that policy is what shields you from liability.
April 2, 2018
EP-21: Understanding IP/Patent Protections
Not every idea is patentable; not all IP can receive "registered" protection. Understanding the strategy behind your IP is critical to maintaining business value.
March 26, 2018
How Binding Contracts Are Formed
Understanding how and when you enter into binding agreements for your business is critical to effectively running your business.
March 19, 2018
How to Properly Dissolve Your Business
Failing to properly dissolve and wind down your business could leave you on the hook (personally) for unpaid debts and outstanding liabilities. Do it right.
March 12, 2018
Changing How Your Business is Taxed
New tax laws have made it necessary to re-evaluate how your business is taxed. It's important to know that you can change your default tax classification to be taxed in a more favorable manner.
March 6, 2018
Protecting the Value of Your Business Acquisition
When purchasing a business, it's important to understand where the business derives its value from so that you can put provisions in place to keep those elements around post-acquisition.
February 27, 2018
Purchasing a Business w/ Someone Else's Money
Acquiring a business doesn't mean that you have to put forth all the capital. Strategic acquisitions include using either bank money and, most importantly, seller financing.
February 26, 2018
Structuring Biz Relationships
Working jointly with other businesses is necessary for growth... but so is protecting your interests in that relationship.
February 20, 2018
20% BizTax Deduction Explained
The new 20% tax deduction available to owners of flow-through business entities is a windfall for some, but most won’t get the benefit they are expecting.
January 17, 2018
Tax Reform & Small Business
Understanding tax reform as a small business owner could save you money in 2018 and beyond... This episode highlights some high level changes to the code and how you can prepare yourself.
January 1, 2018
Personal Trainer Protections
New Year brings an influx of business for personal trainers. Personal trainers need to ensure that there contracts and operations are in order to protect them.
January 1, 2018
Net Neutrality Repeal & Biz
Net Neutrality Repeal could have negative impacts on small business, here are some of the ways.
January 1, 2018
Who owns the Source Code
When utilizing outside vendors to create intellectual property for your business, it’s necessary to draft contract terms that vest full ownership back into your company.
January 1, 2018
Franchising Your Business
Franchising a business is not as simple as you may think. If you’re looking to franchise your business concept, understanding the process is critical.
January 1, 2018
Debt vs. Equity Investments
Knowing the difference between debt and equity investments is necessary for businesses raising capital.
January 1, 2018
3 Ways to Modify a Contract
Understand the ways in which you can legally modify the terms of your business relationships.
January 1, 2018
Strategic Business Structuring
Structuring your business to maximize tax efficiencies and separate certain business liabilities could save you headaches in future operations.
January 1, 2018
What is a Convertible Note
Convertible instruments are often necessary for early stage companies... here are a few of the basics regarding them.
January 1, 2018
Reevaluating Biz Relationships
Periodically reevaluating relationships is necessary to ensuring that it continues to work to your benefit.
January 1, 2018
Enforcing Noncompetes
Not all noncompete agreements are enforceable, makes sure that yours is.
January 1, 2018
Contract Term & Termination
Planning for the end of a business relationship is just as important as planning for the beginning.
January 1, 2018
Employee Handbooks
Employee Handbooks can be critical to not only establishing company culture but to also providing additional support protection to your company.
January 1, 2018
Nonprofits w/ For-profit Subs
Sometimes the best way to find a nonprofit is by creating a for-profit subsidiary
December 26, 2017
Profit Outside of a Nonprofit
For-Profit activities & valuable intellectual property doesn’t always have to be “owned” by the nonprofit. Housing IP and commercial activities outside of the nonprofit allows the creator to benefit in the long run.
December 26, 2017
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