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Crowdfunding or Private Placement Memorandum?

Posted in Company Management, Money

Spurred by the frenzy of mid-century modern furniture of the 1950s and 1960s returning in popularity, a growing number of collectors are investing in and holding vintage furniture. Capitalizing on that craze, N. Stile Sune’s start-up Mothbalz Antiques cannot grow fast enough to meet demand. To buy more old warehouses and re-fit them into climate… Continue Reading

Your Business Plan Will Sell Your Business

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This is the last installment of a series discussing potential pitfalls relating to selling your business.  Recently Tilting the Scales highlighted Successfully Selling Your Business: Top 6 Potential Pitfalls; So You Might Sell Your Business Someday: Do You Need a Broker?; Successfully Selling Your Business: 4 Tips – No Matter the Buyer; Selling Your Business: Why Accurate Financials are… Continue Reading

Selling Your Business: Top 5 Critical Deal Points

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This is the fifth installment of a series discussing potential pitfalls affecting the intended sale by JR and Sue Ellen Pawlenty of their business Pawlenty Energy. Recently Tilting the Scales highlighted Successfully Selling Your Business: Top 6 Potential Pitfalls; So You Might Sell Your Business Someday: Do You Need a Broker?; Successfully Selling Your Business: 4 Tips –… Continue Reading

Mandatory Wage Exemption Changes

Posted in Company Management, Employment & Labor, Money

Gunner Gunter employs dealership manager Sayles and computer technician H. Packard (“Pack”) at Falconaire’s Fine Ford and pays these “white collar” employees $40,000 per year. In busy sales months, each averages 50-60 hours a week without paid overtime. Do the new FLSA regulations affect Gunner? Yes. Effective December 1st, Sayles and Pack must either be… Continue Reading

Selling Your Business: Why Accurate Financials are Important

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This is the fourth installment of a series discussing potential pitfalls that JR and Sue Ellen Pawlenty, who own Pawlenty Energy, should be wary of when they are trying to sell their business. Recently, Tilting the Scales highlighted Successfully Selling Your Business: Top 6 Potential Pitfalls; So You Might Sell Your Business Someday: Do You Need a Broker?;… Continue Reading

Successfully Selling Your Business: 4 Tips – No Matter the Buyer

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Among the growing number of business owners looking to sell their business, JR and Sue Ellen Pawlenty are in the market to sell their company Pawlenty Energy. Recently Tilting the Scales highlighted Successfully Selling Your Business: Top 6 Potential Pitfalls and So You Might Sell Your Business Someday: Do You Need a Broker?  For multiple reasons, such as… Continue Reading

So You Might Sell Your Business Someday. Do You Need a Broker?

Posted in Company Management, Money, Property Issues

This is the second installment of a series discussing potential pitfalls of which closely held business owners should be wary when they are trying to sell their business. Here’s a link to our first installment. After a lifetime of pouring time and energy into growing and expanding, Pawlenty Energy, JR and Sue Ellen Pawlenty are… Continue Reading

Successfully Selling Your Business: Top 6 Potential Pitfalls

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Among the growing number of business owners looking to sell their business, JR and Sue Ellen Pawlenty are in the market to sell their darling Pawlenty Energy. This month, Tilting the Scales highlights a variety of issues is its first installment of a series discussing the potential pitfalls that closely-held business owners should be wary of when selling their… Continue Reading

When the Company’s Joke Backfires

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Harvey Slapstick, CEO of Jokes-R-Us, decided an April Fool’s prank on his employees was just what the company needed to boost morale. So he hired two former soldiers to conduct a fake hostage situation at the company’s office. In an effort to ensure things wouldn’t get out of hand, Slapstick advised the police and 911… Continue Reading

Moving Your Company to Texas or Just Across the Street? Top 5 Considerations

Posted in Company Management, Legal Risk Management

Fleeing the California minimum wage increase, N. O. Smelz, owner of Smelz Carpet Cleaning calls his friend and fellow entrepreneur Billy Brazos to announce that he’s moving to Texas and to ask for any advice. Having just completed an end of year checkup on his own business, Brazos offers his top five tips for any… Continue Reading