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When and How to Use Short-Term Credit
Whether you&'re in the early stages of starting your own company or have been in business for years, at some point you&'ll probably need to borrow money. For small business owners, obtaining short-term credit lines and loans can provide the financial solution to keep the business going. However, there ... Read more

When to Sell Shares to Finance Your Business
One benefit of incorporating your business is the ease with which you can raise additional capital by selling stock. Public companies are subject to governmental regulations that govern initial public offerings (IPOs) on a stock exchange. Selling stock in a private company is less complicated.However, ... Read more

Billing Customers and Collecting Debts
Effective billing and collecting procedures are essential for any business. Getting your invoices paid on time starts with establishing your billing terms with your customers. Your invoices should be prepared and sent in a consistent manner. Invoices that are not paid in a timely manner should be tracked ... Read more

Small Business Administration and Other Business Loans
Equity and debt are the two ways to fund your business without taking money from your own pocket. Equity finance means raising money by offering investors part ownership in your business. Debt finance, by contrast, means borrowing money to operate or expand your business. Your company's individual circumstances ... Read more

Tax and Audit Issues and Your Small Business
One thing you can&'t avoid when operating a business is filing business tax returns and paying income tax on your profits. No matter how meticulous you are with your business taxes, there&'s always a possibility that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and state tax agencies will choose your return for ... Read more

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You are supposed to watch your statements, and claim fraud within a certain time of getting a statement.  If you did not, Chase is right.  The bank does not look at signatures.  No bank ...Read more

If it is real estate, all LLC members are disclosed on the transfer tax form, and will be liable for the gains.  You can give the cash any way you want.  Your accountant is telling you that ...Read more

If you charged the purchase, do a chargeback ASAP.  There are strict deadlines for this.  Call the credit card company to initiate it.  In theory, you can get a judgment in small claims ...Read more

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Fraud-related conduct can harm both consumers, businesses

The reasons for rules are clear enough, right? In virtually any sphere, a playing field without some defined parameters and operating principles — especially in a universe marked by competition ... Read more

Steps to defend against the FTC, the SEC or another federal agency

Courts too often are not presented with a vigorous defense when the FTC, SEC or other regulatory agency swoops in with a request for a TRO, freeze of assets and a preliminary injunction. As a result, ... Read more

Protect Your Business with Sound Contracts

According to Attorney Jake Posey, contract law has been around in some form or another for centuries. At the core, a contract is a “legally-enforceable promise or set of promises made by one par ... Read more

Benefits of Forming a Business Partnership in California

Starting a business is a new and exciting adventure, but it is also one that requires asking a lot of important questions and making a lot of important, often irrevocable decisions. One of those decis ... Read more

Philadelphia Business Lawyers: Lawsuit Alleges Defamatory Billboard

Defamation is when an individual makes a defamatory statement about another person that damages that person’s reputation. Libel and slander are both types of defamation, with libel involving a w ... Read more

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