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Legal considerations in a business merger

As a Fresno business grows, it may wish to explore opportunities to expand in to other markets. One means of expanding one's business is to consider merger with another business. A merger may involve buying another business in what is called an acquisition. In another type of merger, two businesses come together to form a new, and hopefully better, organization.

The basics of joint ventures

An entrepreneur in the Fresno area has a number of options when it comes to organizing and structuring his or her business. Although many Californians know a little about or have at least heard of things like partnerships and corporations, there are other, less common business organizations that might be advantageous to someone trying to start and develop a company.

What is a Sub-S corporation?

One of the big questions a beginner in the world of business is going to have to ask himself or herself is what type of business organization they are going to use for their operations. There are many options to choose from, and often the right fit depends on how one's business is set up. The right business organization gives a new enterprise flexibility while putting it in the most advantageous legal and tax situation possible.

What is regulatory compliance and why does it matter?

Regulatory compliance might strike some, even those Fresno County residents who have some knowledge of business law, as a relatively new legal phrase that may have limited meaning for them. Moreover, business owners may not totally understand why compliance is an important thing for them to think about as they go about growing and sustaining their businesses.

4 things to remember if you are ready to hire more employees

Adding workers to your payroll is not an insignificant decision for small business owners. It is generally only something people do after careful examination of finances, resources and need. Fortunately for the economy, adding jobs looks to be a priority for most small businesses in the country.

3 challenges that any new business owner can face

Starting a business is no easy task, but studies show that millennials are not discouraged by the challenges every entrepreneur faces. In fact, according to a recent report, people born between 1980 and 2000 have a greater desire to start a business than previous generations. Further, millennials are more likely than other generations to have already started a business.

Could agreement not to compete violate anti-trust laws?

Mergers and acquisitions are regulated by federal and state laws. These laws are in place to protect the market and prevent anticompetitive transactions, like those that would result in monopolies. Without these measures, one or a few companies could acquire all their competitors, drive up prices and lower the quality of their products and services.

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