Should I Buy Into a Franchised Business?

If you are interested in being your own boss and running your own company, you have a few primary options to get started. One option you have is to buy or take over an existing company. Another choice that you have is to start a business entirely from scratch, building your own business concept and creating your own brand.  A third option is to buy a franchise. Deciding to buy into a franchised business can have advantages, but also some disadvantages as well. A San Jose business law attorney … [Read more...]

Is It a Good Idea to Have a Buy-Sell Agreement?

When starting a new business, it is essential that you plan for the future. When your business is a partnership or there are multiple owners, a part of planning for the future is to consider what will happen if any of the co-owners want to leave the organization or sell their interest. A buy-sell agreement can protect you in case of the death, divorce, disability or departure of a co-owner of your company.  The agreement can also ensure you are able to depart the business with your investment … [Read more...]

What is a Sole Proprietorship?

A sole proprietorship is a type of business entity in which there is one owner who operates the business. The sole proprietor, or owner, is not a distinct legal entity from the company. He is considered legally one-and-the-same as his business enterprise. A sole proprietorship is the simplest business form, but there are many potential pitfalls with operating as a sole proprietor. An experienced attorney can help you to determine if this is the right business structure for you and can also … [Read more...]

Business Startups in San Jose: Should I Start a Small Business

Starting a small business can allow you the freedom to work for yourself and to do something you love. Unfortunately, starting a small business can also have significant financial and legal risks. Before you decide to start operating your own business venture, you need to ensure you are making an informed choice and that you do everything possible to protect your investment and make your business a success. The Law Offices of Mike Ross is dedicated to helping business startups in San Jose and … [Read more...]