Join the 9 million people who found a smarter way to get Expert help

Recent Small Business questions

I am going to be putting up a website and was wondering t

I am going to be putting up a website and was wondering t how domain names work. If I buy a name for a year, do I have first right of renewal. Or can someone out bid me for my name? Is it worthwhile to secure a .net version of my name. Variant spellings???? Or is one basic name really enough? Should I get a service mark for my name and logo? ( I am small businessman and just starting it.) Godaddy seems to encourage a lor of different domain names and variants. Is it really advantageous?

Read more

Richard - Bizlaw

Juris Doctor

10,860 satisfied customers
Have a small business Franchise. The contract and property

Have a small business Franchise. The contract and property lease is up in May 17. We have put in over 100K of personnel funding over 5 years and not taken nothing out, not even wages. We owe somewhere in the neighborhood of 15K and I don't want to pay it off with personal funds Want out of this sink hole and want to dissolve the LLC, can I file bankruptcy and walk away. What would I still be obligated for. What would I do do with the physical business assets and equipment. Recommendation?

Read more

INFOLAWYER

Attorney

Juris Doctor.

40,204 satisfied customers
I have a website, which might one day generate money. At the

Hello,I have a website, which might one day generate money. At the moment I want to use it for showing it to interviewers ( I am a programmer ). I want to have liability protection, in case someone sees my website and thinks it is similar to their idea or what not, basically if someone trying suing me in regards ***** ***** web project. Now I want to start a single owner LLC to get the liability protection, but it seems that to get the protection I would need to get the LLC's finances separate and minutes etc. , so that a suing lawyer will not be able to breach the corporate veil.My issue is that I am not planning to make money from the web site/project anytime soon, and I don't see it making sense that I open a bank account for it now, and create minutes for meetings.What is my best bet to get liability protection on this project which is non-profit for now and the near future? thank you

Read more

Phillips Esq.

Attorney

Juris Doctor

20,692 satisfied customers
I have a small business where I have sub contractor. I want

I have a small business where I have sub contractor. I want to prevent her from doing the same business make sure she does not share any information about the business to friends or competitors. Can someone provide me with a non-compete agreement with a confidentiality clause?

Read more

Ely

Counselor at Law

Juris Doctor

67,996 satisfied customers
A friend needed money for her small business. I was told she

A friend needed money for her small business. I was told she would issue me 10 shares for $5100 by Jan 31. I gave her the money and she emailed me a promissory note, un signed for the 10 shares. On Jan 19 I recieved an email stating that she no longer wants me to be a part of her business and that she would return my money. I never got it or the shares. I got an email stating that the board voted to return my money, then one saying they wouldn't, then one saying they will, and finally another one saying they won't. My question is whether any laws have been broken and besides suing her, is their an legal action I can take against her?

Read more

Asad Rahman

Attorney

J.D.

4,382 satisfied customers
I need help writing a letter to the IRS wishing to cancel my

I need help writing a letter to the IRS wishing to cancel my EIN. I got it back in 2014 when I was trying to start up a small business and needed it to purchase wholesale. I have only done business once and it was no more that $300. I do not have employees and am no longer doing any business as I didn't have the time to launch it well.

Read more

Richard - Bizlaw

Juris Doctor

10,860 satisfied customers
I am small business owner of construction company. I am

I am small business owner of construction company.I am bidding on the project which require bond or 10% line of credit.I understand what is bond but don't know what is 10% line of credit ?Should I put aside 10% of the value of the contract until job is finished ?

Read more

John

Attorney

Doctoral Degree

8,626 satisfied customers
My s-corp was required to convert its tax status to a c-corp

My s-corp was required to convert its tax status to a c-corp (long story related to a legal battle with a partner). I want to return the status back to an s-corp. Is there a waiting period to convert it back, and if so, what is the time frame?

Read more

Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney At Law

Doctoral Degree

114,224 satisfied customers
Product Original Manufacturer Name Removed I am researching

Product Original Manufacturer Name Removed Hello, I am researching Virginia laws pertaining to a small business (SB) assembling a combination of name brand products (NBP) to resell as a complete system using the SB name and logo (e.g. "SB LLC Mobile Office System") instead of identifying the combination of the individual NBP names. For example: NBP 1_sim/data card NBP 2_cell phone/tablet NBP 3_speaker NBP 4_bluetooth connector among other products are assembled together as one complete system, not individual products. NBPs 1-4 all have different known manufacturer names. Some of these NBP products names/logos are covered or scratched off, and replaced with the SB info. The complete system is advertised and packaged with the SB name/logo as if the SB is the original manufacturer of all of the products assembled in the system. Is any of this legal? If so, which parts? Can you provide legal information pertaining to this scenario? I only found OEM laws pertaining to the no brand products. Thank you for your helpJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location. Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: VirginiaJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not

Read more

Richard - Bizlaw

Juris Doctor

10,860 satisfied customers
View more business law questions
In The News