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The Four Types of Contracts Every Small Business Owner Should Have

There are many responsibilities that new and established small business owners have to juggle, but often times, seeking legal advice doesn’t end up high on the priority list. Every small business owner, at any stage of business, should understand the importance of having good contracts in place. There are four types of legal contracts that are essential for almost every business owner, including service contracts, subcontractor contracts, employee contracts, and vendor contracts. Without them, the

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Franchising & Licensing Demystified: Ser & Associates Hosts Entrepreneurship Workshop For Small Businesses in Doral

On March 11, Ser & Associates continued their monthly Entrepreneurship Workshop series for small business owners, offering free access to legal professionals and information that will help local businesses grow. “It was a workshop geared for assisting business owners interested in becoming franchisors. We wanted to help them understand the legal landscape of franchising and start thinking about how they want to structure their franchises,” said Zach Evangelista, Ser & Associates attorney. He explained to

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A Guide to 3 Basic Types of Commercial Leases

If you’ve decided to go into business for yourself and need a space from which to run your new enterprise, it’s important to understand what types of commercial leases you will be offered. These agreements are a long-term commitment and can cost you a significant amount of money, but selecting the right one for your business operation can save you money in the long run. There are three primary categories of leases when it comes

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3 Common Zoning Problems

Purchasing real estate for your business is an exciting process. It is also a way to increase the value of your business. However, before signing on the dotted line or as part of your due diligence, make sure that the property you are buying or leasing allows for the use you are intending.  Also, check for things such as sufficient parking for the intended use, and that there won’t be expensive impact fees charged in

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