Three things you should know before signing a commercial property lease
A commercial lease should offer balanced protection for landlord and tenant, but many properties and leases contain potentially painful features. You’d be surprised how many businesses sign off on a lease – even for six figure rents – without ever reading through the terms. People have come to think of them as standard documents, but… read more
What to do if you’re unhappy with your franchise business
Running a successful franchise is never easy, but franchise companies can make it harder work than it should be. Before you confront the franchisor directly, or do anything else, read this, and call us. Unfortunately, having problems with a franchise or franchise agreement is far more common than it should be. Even if you’ve done… read more
Things change, people change
Business partners don’t always share the same ideas, but one thing everyone should agree on is a shareholders’ agreement. In the realm of the probable for any business shareholder differences loom large. However agreeable everyone may be at the outset, differences often emerge over matters that can be vital to the business, its growth and… read more
Can your business run without you?
Let’s be clear right from the off, we’re not talking about holidays here. This is a life and death case study about a sole shareholder and director of an engineering company who was killed in a skiing accident. But that was only the beginning… The client died without a will in place and left a… read more