Seven Things To Consider Before Your First Acquisition

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Mergers and acquisitions are an integral part of company growth for both the acquirer and the acquiree. With big money and high stakes involved, these transactions are fertile ground for an unsophisticated party to get short-changed. Due diligence must be done before finalizing a merger or acquisition.

Legally, acquisitions present a host of issues that must be overcome. If you are about to enter into your first acquisition, this blog discusses some of the most significant points you need to consider.

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What Small Business Owners Should Know About Retirement Plans

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Did you know more than 40 percent of permanent employees lack access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan? Sadly, this has led to many retirees experiencing a tremendous decline in their living standards in their retirement. As such, not only is it vital to plan for your own retirement as an entrepreneur but also to help your employees to plan for their future.

There are lots of compelling reasons why you should start a retirement benefit plan for your employees including an increased chance of retaining and attracting qualified employees. Also, some retirement plans offer tax advantages for your business as well as for the employees.

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3 Common Mistakes in Equity Incentive Plans

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For most startups and/or small businesses, large sums of cash are not always readily available. Stock options or equity awards are a creative way for companies to incentivize employees or service providers with non-cash compensation. Often, these awards are known as stock option plans, equity incentive plans, or phantom equity. They are provided through a written agreement indicating how many shares the recipient is to receive, and when. Most plans require the recipient to be employed with or providing services to the business for a certain length.

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Legal Compliance For Your Online Business

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The proliferation of technology has seen many companies, both startups and developed, take their business online.  While it may be easy to set up an e-commerce platform/website, there are legal requirements that you should observe to remain compliant and in line with internet and data privacy laws.

 Here we highlight a few requirements you should have in mind while starting a website to be on the right side of the law.    

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