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FTC bans non-competes Business Law

FTC Bans Non-Compete Agreements

Are Non-Compete Agreements Banned? On April 24, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a rule banning non-compete agreements for employees. It will become effective ...
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The 4 types of franchise agreements

Franchise agreements can be divided into two main categories, single-unit and multi-unit franchise agreements. However, there are different variations of multi-unit franchise agreements in which ...
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How to sell your franchise business as a franchisee

As a franchisee, you may want to sell your franchise for a variety of reasons. Retirement, the franchise not being what you expected, or chasing ...
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asset sale vs stock sale Buying and Selling Businesses

Asset Sale vs Stock Sale

During a business transaction, you need to define early in the process how to structure the deal. Preferably defined in the letter of intent, deciding ...
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Legal Requirements to Start a Franchise

Put simply, franchising is a business model where you take what has worked for you, your business name, brand, know-how, and system, and teach someone ...
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Legal Due Diligence in M&A: How to Do it + Checklist

One of the key aspects to enable a successful business acquisition is conducting legal due diligence, which is the process of examining the target business’s ...
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Franchise vs Chain: What are the differences between the two business models?

In a chain, all store locations are owned by a parent company, while in a franchise, units are owned and operated by separate individuals who ...
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Who are the beneficial owners of a company?

According to the Corporate Transparency Act, which will be effective starting January 1st, 2024, certain companies should file specific information about their beneficial owners. Who ...
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what is a close corporation?

A close corporation, also known as a closely held corporation,  is a type of business entity where the majority of the ownership is held by ...
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How to buy a FedEx route?

FedEx, short for Federal Express, is a globally recognized courier delivery service that specializes in small package information, transportation, pickup, and delivery domestically or internationally ...
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How to start a trucking company in illinois

The trucking business in Illinois is a lucrative industry that offers great growth opportunities and a valuable service for the community. However, logistics and transportation ...
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what-is-an-asset-purchase-agreement? Buying and Selling Businesses

What is an asset purchase agreement?

When buying a business, an asset purchase agreement (APA) is the contract under which a seller transfers some or all the company’s assets to a ...
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