Are Verbal Contracts Enforceable?

When you and another person verbally agree to do something, you may have created a verbal contract. Whether or not the contract was created depends upon the subject matter and several other factors. Our blog explains verbal contracts and whether or not they are enforceable. What Is a Verbal Contract? A verbal contract is when you and another party make an agreement while speaking. Essentially, it’s like giving Read More

4 Issues to Address in a Partnership Agreement

Deciding to go into business with another person is exciting. In some ways, this decision is similar to the decision to get married. However, before you and your new business partner start working, you need to create a partnership agreement. Think of this as a sort of prenuptial agreement - a legal document to explain exactly what each person is bringing to the partnership and what each person expects from the other. Read More

5 Things You Can Do to Maximize the Value of Your Business Before You Sell

The decision to sell your business is not an easy one. However, once you have decided that that’s what you want to do, there are several steps that you should take before you officially put your business on the market. By spending a little bit of time tidying up and boosting your business, you could significantly increase its value. Here are five things you can do to maximize the value of your business before you Read More

What Your Telemarketing Business Needs to Know About the Federal Do Not Call List

If you are in the telemarketing industry, you are already aware of the many laws and regulations that you need to follow. One of the most important is how to comply with the requirements of the Federal Do Not Call List. You need to understand its rules and the penalties for violation. Here is a quick summation of what your telemarketing business needs to know. Who Needs to Follow the Do-Not- Call Rules? In Read More

Is Your Business Facing a Lawsuit? Take These 4 Steps First

When you created your business, lawsuits may not have been at the front of your mind. Excited by the promise and possibilities of your future, you may not have taken the time to think about what to do if something like this should happen. Now, you have been informed that you’re being sued. What should you do? Here are the first four steps you should take when your business is facing a lawsuit. Call your Read More

5 Steps to Obtain a Seller of Travel License

Anyone who plans on selling travel packages needs to have a Seller of Travel license for the states involved in the transaction. (Not all states have Seller of Travel licenses, but several do - and others require Sellers of Travel to obtain Telemarketing licenses if they market via telephone.) This means that you may need a license for the state where your business is located and another for the state (or states) Read More

Business Organization: The Advantages of an S-Corporation

Deciding how to organize your business can be one of the toughest decisions you make. One of the more popular ways to organize your small business is as a Subchapter “S” Corporation, also known as an S-Corp. All organization structures have their advantages and disadvantages. Here’s more about the advantages of filing as an S-Corporation. Pass-Through Taxation One of the main benefits of organizing as an S-Corp Read More

7 Legal Mistakes for Telemarketers to Avoid

The telemarketing industry is full of rules and regulations. Both your state and the federal government have laws regarding your conduct and what it takes for you to legally operate. If you are just opening your telemarketing business in Florida - or selling TO Florida, read below for our top seven legal mistakes for telemarketers to avoid. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. In Florida, Read More

6 Steps to Reduce the Likelihood of Your Business Facing a Lawsuit

No business wants to get sued. Although there is nothing that can 100% guarantee that you and your business will never be sued, there are some common sense steps to make it less likely. Here are our top six steps to reduce the likelihood of your business facing a lawsuit. 1. Have valid contracts with any business partners, vendors, customers, and contractors. Make sure to draft valid, thorough contracts with Read More

5 Essential Elements of a Strong Vendor Agreement

Vendors are an important component of any business. Whether you’re buying goods or services from your vendors, it’s important to have a strong vendor agreement in place. A strong vendor agreement clearly explains the particulars of your business transaction and can settle disputes early. An experienced Florida business law attorney can guide you through everything you need to include as every agreement will be Read More