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If you are a business owner registered as an Limited Liability Company and you have a partner(s), your business should have an Operating Agreement prepared by an experienced attorney. Starting a business with partners is an exciting and often intimidating and scary time. Far too often a friends or colleagues start a business without the proper legal safeguards in place. It is important to draft an Operating Agreement when things are going well and everyone is getting along in case something happens that causes the relationship to go sour.
When does it make sense to stop trying to do the little repairs around your business and hire a contractor?
You might just need a faucet repair because it's leaking or some of the florescent lights aren't working; does it make sense to hire a plumber, electrician, or a contractor/handyman? Do you want to do a small remodel project in the office kitchenette, or breaking a conference room into new offices?
Here's help for making that decision.
Has the internet been looking different lately? That's because of a recent push for websites to secure SSL Certificates from Google, which announced in January of 2017 that they would label any website that collects sensitive information, such as passwords and payment information, as non-secure unless they apply an SSL Certificate to their website. Website security will also affect your ranking in Google. Since Google Chrome is THE most popular web browser, this is important for you and your business.
The Federal Trade Commission provides guidance resources for your business so you can understand your responsibilities, do business securely, and comply with the law. The Chamber has obtained free booklets on these topics from the FTC, so stop by and pick up yours today!
You know what it takes to run your business, but your customers know what it's like to do business with you and your employees. If you want to know how to satisfy your customer, increase word of mouth recommendations, and continue to grow your business, why not ask clients and shoppers how to do business better?