Your friend is wrong on both counts. One of the benefits of working for yourself is the independence you gain to work as you please. But because you are not an employee, no one owes you anything.... (more)
U.S. law is very strict about what you can and cannot do while in the U.S. on any particular type of visa. Generally, on an F-1 visa you cannot work at an outside job, so the legal hurdles you... (more)
Like any other business getting started you have a couple of threshold questions to ask.
First, what are your long-range ownership plans? Will you have investors or other owners?
Also, you'll... (more)
In creating any business for any purpose, you have both tax as well as legal factors. Deciding on the form of entity for your holding company depends on a number of issues.
For example, what's... (more)
You're right. Just because you are a minority shareholder doesn't mean you don't have rights to have a say in what goes on in the company.
First, look carefully at your shareholders agreement... (more)
Business partners can be hands-on or passive investors, so the first thing you need to determine is which kind of partner you want.
Do you want someone local in Mexico? Do you want someone who... (more)
There is nothing in this realm even remotely as simple as standard practice. There are no simple formulas. This will be a matter of what you and your partner can negotiate.
Your question is a... (more)
Whether you need an occupational license depends on the nature of the work you'll be doing from home. If you're providing general office services, such as bookkeeping, graphic design or virtual... (more)
Depending on the rules of your local county clerk, UPS stores can suffice as a place to receive mail, provided they'll accept service of process on your behalf (that includes official notices from... (more)
Whether your franchise agreement can be voided depends on what it says. First, you will want to look for language that indicates whether or not the franchise agreement (or certain provisions)... (more)
Generally, filing business certificates with your county clerk (or secretary of state) does not absolutely require a lawyer's help. If it did, all of the online business filing companies you see... (more)