Over the years I’ve noticed that very few businesses actually plan for selling or passing on their business to employees or family. It’s one of the most important things any business owner can do.

I’ve teamed up with business coach Monte Wyatt to provide a free seminar to business owners on business succession planning. The

 The Business Innovation Zone (BIZ) is holding its annual Raising Capital seminar at StartupCity Des Moines on March 27 starting at 9:00 a.m. Raising capital for your business is complex and often time consuming. This is a great seminar to get you started.

There are several lawyers, accountants and business people presenting including Ben Milne

In the past many new business owners funded their ventures through home equity lines of credit. But with the decrease in home values over the past few years, it’s been tougher for the start-up business owner to rely on home equity for funding. So what’s a new business owner to do?

An article from the Wall

Jason Shinn of the Michigan Employment Law Advisor had a great post entitled "Is your company making this mistake when it comes to employees and intellectual property?" The post centers on a lawsuit filed by an employee of Marvel Entertainment who claimed he created the Ghost Rider character back in the 1970s. With the recent success

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A common thing I see from franchisees is that they include only the name of their franchise in an agreement as opposed to including their corporate or limited liability company name. Most of the time the names are different. For example, if my franchise is "Tops Franchise" but my corporate name is "Rush