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Oral Agreements Are a Risk Management Nightmare!

One of the best (and most affordable) risk management tools available is the clear, concise, written business agreement.   What’s not to like about oral (i.e., unwritten) agreements?  Let us count the ways:   1. Unenforceability. Some aren’t even legally … Continue reading

No Harm, No Foul? No Way!

Here’s a risk management tip for employers who aren’t located in California but decide they need to hire people residing in the Golden State.   Many states permit employers to include non-compete clauses in their employment agreements. With rare exception, … Continue reading

Consultative Consulting Agreements

Congratulations! You have decided to start a consulting business so other business leaders may access the wisdom you have accumulated in your career.   Here’s a tool to help you prepare a tightly-focused Consulting Agreement that won’t slow down your … Continue reading

Deciding to Franchise

Franchising allows companies to expand without the risk of debt or the cost of equity. It also allows for expansion with minimal capital investment on the part of the franchisor. When deciding to franchise, the company will need to create … Continue reading