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When your bankrupt customer transfers assets

Times are hard, but then times are always hard for someone. Your business may be going along fine, but one of your customers or clients may be struggling. The first signs of this struggle are typically late payments for goods or services your company provided. While you certainly understand what it's like to have financial difficulties, the fact is that your business depends on the timely payments of your customers.

What can I do if I'm dealing with a breach of contract issue?

Owning a business in California or elsewhere can be very rewarding, but it can also be extremely stressful. When faced with a problem, knowing how to handle it is not always that easy or straightforward. For example, you make a certain agreement with a supplier and draw up a contract. Things go really well for a while, but then the supplier stops holding up its end of the deal.

How do I get paid when my customer files for bankruptcy?

One of the most frustrating things you may deal with in your business is waiting for clients or customers to pay their bills. If you have a tight budget, overdue payments may create some tense moments as you figure out how to meet your own obligations. You likely have a system in place for requesting payment, including sending out invoices, followed by reminders and, finally, warnings.

4 types of employment contracts your business may need

Whether you have just started your own business or hope to expand on your growing enterprise, you likely understand that in order to achieve your goals, you may need to create business relationships. These relationships may come in the simple form of hiring employees to help carry out duties or to more complex connections through partnerships. No matter what steps you may take to form new ties, having agreements in place can prove beneficial.

Keeping your trademark safe

Imagine that you have worked for several years to build up capital and open your own consulting business. You worked closely with a design specialist to create a trademark so that your current and future clients could easily recognize your brand.

3 things that simply aren't true about bankruptcy

There are many things you may have heard about bankruptcy in the past, and most things you probably assume are factual. The truth is that there are many pieces of misinformation about bankruptcy that circulate, and those falsehoods could prevent people from filing when bankruptcy really is the best choice.

A perfect partnership deserves a plan

Many people flinch when someone suggests having a prenuptial agreement. To some, settling marital disputes before they happen douses the spontaneity and romance and makes a wedding seem like a business arrangement. However, those going into business may have the same reservations when someone recommends a partnership agreement. Nevertheless, such an agreement may make a difference in the success and longevity of your business.