5 mistakes made by business startups

Starting your own business is exciting, but it’s also tricky. The success rate for startups may feel daunting. You want your idea to work; the last thing you want is for a simple mistake to undermine your company and end it all. But how do you know what mistakes to...

Can you sell your business and keep your IP?

You want to sell your business, but you have some intellectual property that you’d like to keep. For instance, maybe you developed the brand and associated marks -- logos, slogans, colors, etc. You also developed your own processes and customer base. You want to sell...

Breach of contract: Understanding the basics

All businesses rely on contracts. For some enterprises, these agreements may be irregular one-offs with vendors, executed as needed. Other companies may operate within a large web of contracts, requiring predictability and punctuality from all parties to ensure...

What should your commercial lease agreement include?

Whether you are looking for your first commercial space or you need to find a new space, the terms in your lease agreement could make or break your business. While every agreement is unique, certain items should be in every document. These terms protect both you as...