4 Elements of a Strong Contract

Operating a successful business is quite a challenge. Many business owners find it frustrating that they need to do so much beyond simply offering the products or services that they are passionate about. The reality is, however, that it is often the work outside of your main focus that can make a difference between success and failure. For example, using strong contracts in all your business dealings is critical for Read More

‘Tis the Season for Gift Giving

While supply chains are snarled around the world, possibly placing your perfect presents in peril, there’s something useful your company and its team can start doing today. It doesn’t require wrapping paper, bows, gift bags, or stockings.  What is it? It’s a strategic plan for your business. The company you run or manage already has a business plan, right? If so, that’s great. What your business might not have, Read More

The Home Stretch of 2021 and What it Means For Your Company’s One-Year Plan

We know, we know—the pandemic has warped everyone’s perceptions of time, and we can’t believe it’s almost 2022, either. It seems like just yesterday we were leaving 2020 behind and, hopefully, kicking coronavirus to the curb. We achieved that with varying degrees of success. Nevertheless, this is the time of year to be thankful for what we do have. Many business owners are harvesting the bounties they planted much Read More

Boo! These Three Skeletons Might Be in Your Company’s Closet Right Now

It’s that time of year when everyone wants to get a kick out of spooky stuff and creepy crawlies. Halloween is all in good fun, but skeletons in your company’s closet are no laughing matter. There’s no escape—your company must deal with these skeletons head-on if it wants to come out the other side alive.  These three skeletons are often shoved in the back of companies’ closet, collecting dust until judgment Read More

Answer These Three Questions to Take Charge of Your Company’s Organizational Structure

Small businesses often get caught flat-footed coming out of the summer. Normally a time for long vacations (and daydreaming about those long vacations), summers are hardly ever peak times for most businesses. Instead of dwelling on external factors (your non-controllables), scaling companies would do well to reevaluate management and other organizational structures as the busy fall season approaches. Managers of Read More

What to Know About Georgia’s New B-Corporation Law

For a long time, when someone wanted to start a business and work for themselves, they had to decide whether they wanted their primary motive to be making money or doing charitable work. Most companies were set up as a corporation, LLC, or even sole proprietorship with the main goal of being profitable; in fact, business owners have a fiduciary duty of looking out for the bottom line. In recent years, however, Read More

Here’s What a Great Business Attorney Can Accomplish

The right attorney for your business can be much more than a “checklist” lawyer.  Our firm believes that great business attorneys will lift up companies in countless ways that go beyond simply drafting contracts and defending clients in court. While those are two important functions, we are proud to fulfill many more roles for our clients.  We Can Empathize With Our Clients Firms like Sage Business Counsel are, Read More

ENTREPRENEURS: ARE YOU STUCK IN YOUR ‘ZONE OF GENIUS’?

First off: there’s nothing wrong with working within a “zone of genius.” More often than not, respecting that zone is the best way to build a successful business. You, as a business owner, might be a marketing wizard. Or, your forte might be managing and optimizing teams. Technical knowledge of your products and services—never a bad thing—could be what you bring to the table.  To assemble a plan for a Read More

BUSINESS OWNERS: STEER CLEAR OF WORKER MISCLASSIFICATION

Tens of millions of American workers willingly participate in what has now been termed a “gig economy.” Gone are the days when most workers would spend decades at one job and collect a pension. Side hustles and part-time jobs are now the norm. Despite this massive shift, which has been accelerated by the internet and a worldwide pandemic, businesses must remain vigilant in classifying and treating employees properly Read More

Is Blockchain Here to Stay?

To the extent that this complex and nuanced question can be answered as a “yes or no” question, the answer is: yes. Blockchain will continue to disrupt the financial industry to some degree, and it will continue to be important components for various cryptocurrency markets. The question of whether or not blockchain technology will become a mainstay in the financial sector is a fair one given the lack of tangible Read More