Starting a Business? Here Are Five Tips for Success

Starting your own business can be exhilarating. You have the opportunity to control your own destiny, determine who you work with, and have the chance to translate something you enjoy doing into financial rewards – all on your terms. But before starting a business in California, you need to have a solid business plan and consider the associated legal issues, which include: Selecting the right business Read More

Four Tips for Successful California Real Estate Investing

Are you a real estate investor, or perhaps considering getting into the market? In this blog entry we offer four tips that will improve your chances of success. Realistic goals and expectations: Rental real estate investing can provide you with a long-term and steady income, but you’ll have to work for it. The days of buying properties and flipping them for a quick and massive profit are gone. Be prepared to do Read More

Kristen Kuse Featured in NFIB

Attorney Kristen Kuse was recently featured in a National Federation of Independent Business article on how to handle breach of contract. Click here to read the full article! Read More

California Business Strategy: Advantages and Disadvantages of the “C” Corporation

It’s possible to operate a business without creating a legal entity for it - and many California business owners do exactly that. But if your business is anything  more than a hobby, it’s wise to incorporate. There are many options when it comes to your legal structure, and in this blog entry we look at the advantages and disadvantages of a corporate structure. Personal asset security: When you own a corporation, Read More

California Real Estate: Six Tips for New Investors

A lot of investors today want to include real estate in their portfolios, but don’t know where to begin. Real estate investing is not the same as investing in stocks and bonds, so it can be overwhelming to newcomers. It doesn’t have to be difficult or intimidating. When done properly, real estate investment is actually one of the safest and best wealth-building tools out there. Here are six tips that will help you Read More

Business Entity Formation: The Advantages of an LLC

The legal entity that you choose for your business affects your personal liability, how you pay taxes, and the regulations that apply. One of the most common business formations is the Limited Liability Company (LLC). LLCs have many similarities with C-Corporations, but in general they are more flexible in terms of taxation and require less paperwork. This article examines the overall advantages of LLCs to help Read More

Business Entity Formation: Four Questions to Consider

When deciding how to structure your business, there are different criteria that you need to take into account. Everyone’s situation is different, and the ideal solution for one aspiring business owner may not suit the circumstances or goals of someone else. Below are four questions that you need to consider, as the answers will determine which entity type is recommended for you. To what extent do you need Read More

Business Entity Formation: What Are Your Options?

When you start a business, one of the most important decisions is what legal structure to choose for the company. The route you take will have an impact on the following:      How much tax you pay      The amount of paperwork the business needs to do      Your personal liability      Your ability to raise funds Here’s an overview of the most common types of business entities and how they differ from one Read More

Five Ways to Boost The Value of Your Business If You’re Planning to Sell (Or Even If You’re Not)

When you sell your business, you probably know that you need to get a certain price in order to realize your exit goals and finance future ones. But when the time comes to place the business on the market, many business owners discover that its value is less than they had hoped for. To avoid this type of disappointment, follow these five steps to increase the value of your business to today’s buyers before you list Read More

Real Estate Investors: Four Questions to Consider Before Making an Investment

If you are thinking about investing in the California real estate market, there are a number of factors which need to be considered. Below are four of the most important. Do you want to be an active or passive investor? When you purchase real estate property and manage it yourself, you’re playing an active role, and one that involves significant time and effort. Talk to other landlord-investors to get an idea of Read More