5 essential contracts every business should have

The 5 Essential Contracts Every Business Must Have (And What Happens If They Don’t)

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When a client comes to see me about starting a business, we always talk about the essential contracts their business needs.

Initially, they can be reluctance to spend money on them and often ask “Can’t I just download them from the net?

I fully understand that money is tight and clients are keen to keep costs to a minimum wherever possible, but this is an area where cutting corners usually proves to be a false economy. Legally binding contracts are the foundations of your business and as I’ll explain, having solid foundations in place is one of the best investments you can make for the future. Read More

Can I use an image I found on the internet

Can I use an image I found on the internet?

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We’ve all been there. We’re writing a blog or preparing a presentation and we need a picture to really get our message across. After all, a picture paints a thousand words.

So where do we look?

The first place most of us turn to is Google and after a quick search you find exactly what you’re looking for. But, can you use this image? Read on to find out. Read More

Legal issues to consider when starting an online business

Legal issues to consider when starting an online business

By | eCommerce, Small Business, Start Up | No Comments
More and more people are becoming self-employed these days and running their own businesses.

Many of these are online businesses, but even if you set up a retail business or something that operates predominantly offline, the chances are, it’s going to have an online presence.

In this blog we’re going to look at are the specific legal issues you need to consider when setting up an online business. Read More