Does your website even belong to you? Tips for managing your cyber business.

So, you aren’t that web-media savvy–but you know a guy who knows a guy.  Or maybe, a vendor built your website for you at no cost because you are such a great customer.  You even may have invested in building a custom site made for your company.  Regardless of how you create your Internet presence … Read more

Why Going Out of Business is a Terrible Idea.

Far too many small business owners confuse their enterprise with themselves, thinking, “I AM the business.” While that belief may motivate the owners to get through the long days while building a business, it may also prevent them from recognizing the value of said business independent of their own, continuous work.  So, when owners consider ending their careers, their business is often be terminated … Read more

Big News in Small Business Government Contracting

Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center (GTPAC) just released a summary analysis of a major new rule change by the SBA regarding small business government contracting. The new rules are designed to improve participation by small businesses in government contracts by providing that Teaming and joint venture arrangements exceed size only when one of the team members is too large; Procurement Center Representatives … Read more

Doing Business Across State Lines (What you need to know!)

Let’s say you are doing business in South Carolina and things are going so well, you decide to do one of the following: expand to Georgia; buy a Georgia business; move your business to Georgia. STOP. Those are all terrific ideas, but before you do any of those acts with regard to Georgia or any other state … Read more

Buying a Business: Best Structure for Liability and Tax Planning

Today’s entry in the SouthernBizLaw Blawg is a video I produced for a new site called, LifeForth.com. LifeForth.com hosts free information for people transitioning from lifelong careers who are looking to do something different. So, without further delay, I give you my video on getting the most out of your purchase of a business by first … Read more

Buying a Business: What are you really buying?

Today’s entry in the SouthernBizLaw Blawg is a video I produced for a new site called, LifeForth.com. LifeForth.com hosts free information for people transitioning from lifelong careers who are looking to do something different. So, without further delay, I give you my video on getting the most out of your purchase of a business by first … Read more

Are you cut out for entrepreneurship or should you just “buy yourself a job”?

Having now worked with many hundreds of people founding new small businesses and start-ups and met hundreds more founders of start-ups, I have gained a few distinctions in my understanding of the difference in the two populations. If you Google “entrepreneur or buy a job,” however, most of what you will find are discussions about … Read more

The End of Self-Certification in SBA ED/WOSB Set-Aside Program

Four years ago, the Small Business Adminstration (SBA) implemented the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program with the goal of awarding 5% of every federal department’s prime contracts budget to qualifying WOSBs in industries women are underrepresented or substantially underrepresented. In 2015, the SBA claims its program finally reached the 5% goal.  But did it?  More specifically, are the WOSBs … Read more

ABA: Spoof phone calls may direct funds to scammers

Recently, the American Bar Association (ABA) warned attorneys of a scam in which clients are being contacted by phone from what appears to be their attorney’s office and directed to call an 800 number to make a payment. Unfortunately, the call is not from the attorney’s staff but instead from an individual who was able to trick the caller ID … Read more

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