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Commercial leases: What you should know

Making sure your commercial lease agreement is a good arrangement is important to the health of your relationship with your landlord or the property owner. A commercial lease is your contract dictating how much you pay, what kinds of additional expenses there are in the building and other rules and regulations.

The importance of a buy-sell agreement shouldn't be overlooked

Your business is important to you, and against all suggestions, you opened it with friends. You want to make sure you can buy them out if they don't get along with you later and need to know that there's a way to obtain full ownership if the need arises.

Don't rely on a do-it-yourself contract, be prepared

Business partnerships are great in a lot of ways; they split the liability of being in business and help you avoid having to manage everything on your own. There is some potential for trouble with these relationships, though, especially if there is a dispute between the partners.

Hiring an independent contractor: Considerations

Your business may benefit from working with an independent contractor. If so, you need to know what to do to hire this person and keep the correct documentation. It's much easier to work with an independent contractor than to hire an employee. There are only a few documents that you need to collect, but getting them is very important.

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