Business Start-Up and Purchasing a Business in Texas

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Purchasing a company or a franchise can be very overwhelming in Texas. An understanding of what franchising is and the possible legal ramifications is very important for a successful venture. Learn how to successfully purchase a business while following necessary legal considerations in Texas.

  • ContentWhy Is Texas an Attractive State to Set Up a Business?

    The attraction to Texas is often due to the size of the state, the variation of businesses and the possibility of numerous venues. There are tourists in Texas year round, groups that hold conventions and various other sizable meetings with thousands that spend millions each year, and this attracts the business owner to the state.

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  • ContentNon-Disclosure Agreements for Startups

    Protecting intellectual property is important for a startup business, but private business information should also remain within the business. Non-disclosure agreements are one way a new startup can protect itself.

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  • ContentEquity Shares as Bonus or Compensation for Private Startup Companies

    A new trend in the gig economy is to offer unusual forms of compensation for work. Private companies, as well as publically traded companies, can offer equity shares as part of a compensation package for employees and independent contractors. There are legal, tax, and accounting issues when private companies offer limited equity shares.

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  • ContentSmall Business Considerations for Crowdfunding Startups

    There are several important legal considerations for small business startups planning to use crowdfunding as a way to raise capital. The JOBS Act has produced a wealth of opportunity for business startups from creative micro-businesses to real estate crowdfunding to equity funding new research and development.

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  • ContentBusiness Innovation in Texas: Incubators, Accelerators, and Makerspaces

    The regulatory environment is complex for new tech and life science startups, and business knowledge and skill, access to capital, and a support and mentoring system are critical for innovative designers and inventors to bring their new products to market. The new model of business incubators has brought together all the necessary skill sets under one umbrella organization.

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  • ContentStartup Regulatory Compliance: Industry Specific Challenges for Breweries, Wineries, and Distillerie

    Startup businesses are particularly challenging in industries with significant regulatory compliance burdens. With standards and regulations impacting international, national and state manufacturing, design, and distribution, many startups falter among the maze of regulatory compliance issues.

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  • ContentProtect Your Business With Succession Planning

    Starting a new business is exciting and most of us hope that our business will thrive even if we are not at the helm. Too often however, we neglect an important part of forming a business - succession planning. We often do not want to think about succession planning simply because we want to believe we can stay in control of our business.

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  • ContentIs Your Startup Ready to Talk to Angel Investors?

    Startup businesses need to have their financial, regulatory, organizational, and intellectual property ducks in a row before planning for any capital fund-raising. Angel investors are offering capital funding in exchange for equity ownership. Competition for startup funding is fierce, and risk is high for investors. Below are some of the questions you can expect from investors.

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