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.…

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…

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…

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…

There are a lot of Baby Boomers (born 1946 to 1964), and about 50 years ago, most of them started their first grown-up jobs.  Now, the oldest of the Boomers have begun to retire with only about 33% of them still working at all and…

In short, the big deal is better opportunity.  Diversity business certifications, such as MBE and WBE, are valuable because they permit certified businesses to bid on exclusive contracts to provide goods or services to large or publicly-traded corporations and federal, state, and local governments.  Depending…

Shared from PartnerSimple.com: Private equity financing is booming again after years of sitting on the sidelines. So, what are some things you should know before doing the deal? Pick your investor based on your long-term goals It is important to understand what your exit strategy…

Choosing a business partner is similar to selecting the right spouse. As in marriage, successful business teams generally know they should seek good interpersonal fit and shared cultural values in their team. But business requires (and allows) a few additional things as well. Unlike most…

Invest Georgia Exemption  Though the pool of potential investors who might take advantage of the Invest Georgia Exemption is limited to those domiciled within state borders, the Exemption, currently in place in Georgia, is far more permissive than the JOBS Act as an equity crowdfunding…