4 Steps You Can Take Right Now to Protect Your Business

4 Steps You Can Take Right Now to Protect Your Business      We get lots of questions on some simple steps to help protect a client’s business. Taking a few simple steps to shore up your protections can go a long way in reducing your business risks. Here are the most common steps I’ve recommended recently[…]

How to Craft a Franchise Compliance Program

How to Craft a Franchise Compliance Program      Franchise compliance should be the top concern of any existing or potential franchisor. Many experienced business people jump into the franchise model without fully understanding the rules, regulations, and penalties for a poorly implemented franchise system. The franchise industry is very regulated compared to the typical business environment[…]

What is a Liquidated Damages Clause?

What is a Liquidated Damages Clause?      When reviewing or drafting contracts the little known liquidated damages clause comes up often in negotiations and internal discussions. Many times even experienced business persons are not completely familiar with the purpose and function of a proper liquidated damages clause. To better understand what a liquidated damages clause function[…]

Need to Know: International Business Hubs

Need to Know: International Business Hubs      Running a successful business in the 21st century increasingly means having access to and utilizing global markets. Despite many efforts towards nationalist economic policies throughout the years, businesses in today’s globalized economy must stay efficient and competitive on a global scale. As the world economy has grown increasingly interconnected,[…]

Doing Business in Texas: Real Estate Laws

Doing Business in Texas: Real Estate Laws      Texas real estate laws embody the same principles that the US was founded upon: strong protections for private property, local taxation, and efficient conveyances. These principles have kept Texas at the forefront of low cost and protected property ownership for both citizens and non-citizens alike.      The US has[…]

How to Get a Liquor License in Texas

How to Get a Liquor License in Texas      Serving alcohol at your restaurant can add much needed revenue and margin for your business. In Texas, there is a myriad of local (county and municipal) and state laws that are applicable to any business seeking to serve alcohol to patrons. To obtain a license to serve[…]