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February 2019 Archives

Baton Rouge development struggling to lease space

Business owners have more to think about than selling goods and services to customers. They have to consider supply chains, human resources, and even the physical location of their business. Only by appropriately analyzing and addressing these matters can a business focus on what's most important: its business philosophy and profits. Yet, business owners are often faced with significant challenges that must be overcome if they want to be successful. Sometimes these challenges deal with commercial real estate.

HBO accused of breach of contract by Michael Jackson's estate

Contracts shape the way that business is carried out. It can set purchase prices and supply amounts, and it can dictate compensation and business duties. These agreements can affect any industry, too. Business, construction, and the entertainment industries can be defined by the terms contained in contracts. This is why those subjecting themselves to these provisions need to be careful that they are protecting themselves and their interests not only in the short-term, but also in the long-term.

The basics of zoning laws

Baton Rouge businesses that are looking to lease or purchase commercial real estate have a lot to consider. As they embark on this journey and consider sale or lease prices, management agreements, and construction, they may neglect to consider zoning laws and the important limitations they can place on the use of commercial real estate.

Thinking of starting a business? Consider working with a lawyer

Many Baton Rouge residents dream of one day being their own boss. Still, starting a business can be a daunting process. Raising capital to purchase or lease commercial real estate, buy supplies, and hire employees can be challenging enough, but other considerations, such as a business structure and the creation of a business plan, must also be taken into account.

Understanding business formation and business structure

Choosing a business structure may seem as basic as it gets when it comes to entrepreneurship. Yet, it is a decision that can have resounding consequences. This is why Louisianans need to be thoughtful in their decision-making process when it comes to this issue. Hopefully, this post will give them some things to consider before moving forward with creating a business.

Merger could create country's sixth largest bank

Recently on this blog we discussed the forecast of bank mergers and acquisitions right here in Baton Rouge. Experts suspect that smaller banks will continue to combine their forces to reduce costs and expand client bases. To see just how powerful a merger or acquisition can be, one need only look at the plan two regional banks have in mind that, if enacted, could make it one of the biggest banks in the country.

Corporate bylaws and the board of directors

As we have mentioned on this blog many times before, there are a considerable number of issues that must be considered before starting a business. A business structure must be chosen, critical positions must be filled, a business plan should be developed, and financing must be acquired. Yet, even once the doors of a business open, the ongoing management and direction of the business can be crucial, setting the stage for success or failure. This is why a business's board of directors are so important.

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