View Our Practice Areas

Spartanburg Business Law Blog

Should you get a copyright to protect your business interests?

There are several different types of legal protections available to small businesses. The specific protections you need depend largely upon the nature of your business and what property could be at stake. One of these protections is a copyright, which could offer your intellectual property a measure of protection against theft and illegal use.

As a small business owner in South Carolina, you may be unsure of which protections you need to have in place. A copyright may not be the best choice for you, but it could allow you to secure certain aspects of your business interests. At the very least, it could be beneficial to explore if a copyright or another step is necessary for your future success.

A succession plan can't wait until later

The most successful way to run a race is to keep the goal in mind. This may be true of running a business as well. Knowing you have an end plan in place and working toward it may make your efforts more rewarding, especially if your goal is to pass on a thriving business to a well-prepared successor.

The person who will take over the reins of your company will understand your business philosophy and appreciate the legacy which you place into his or her hands. However, you certainly don't expect that person to walk through your office doors out of nowhere, keys in hand, ready to take over. In fact, the only way to have a successor in line when you step down is to groom someone for the job.

test1

111

test

test

Incentives available to South Carolina businesses

As a business owner, you know how important and beneficial it is to get a financial boost from time to time. In order to support local businesses and attract new businesses to the area, some parts of South Carolina offer various types of financial incentives.

You could have a rightful claim to some type of incentive or government program, but it can be difficult to figure out what is available and how to go about claiming it. You may find it beneficial to reach out for help regarding the requirements, applications and eligibility for certain programs. You would be wise not to leave money on the table that could help your business.

Do you need contracts when hiring new employees?

There is no law that states you must enter into a formal relationship with every employee by having that individual sign a contract, but it could be a smart step toward protecting your business interests. By doing this, both you and your employee agree to fulfill the obligations outlined in the contract. 

Employee contracts should be thoughtful and carefully worded in order to avoid conflicts and problems in the future. With the help of a South Carolina attorney experienced in business law, you can be certain that your employee contracts protect your business both now and as long as that employee works for you. 

Protecting property interests at every level of your business

Protecting your property is about more than just setting up a security system and installing motion detectors. Protecting your interests should also extend to the property that you cannot see -- your intellectual property. When someone steals that invaluable type of asset, they could be taking your ideas, your competitive advantage and your livelihood.

Intellectual property includes anything from book ideas to secret recipes, and protecting it is not an easy process. You can take steps to secure whatever is in your IP portfolio by working with a South Carolina lawyer who can identify where you are vulnerable and walk you through the appropriate legal processes.

Is an LLC right for your new business?

Choosing an entity type for your new business demands careful consideration. Undoubtedly, your fellow entrepreneurs and others might share with you that a limited liability company gives you the best options. Well, it's true that LLCs offer many benefits, but they also come with limitations that could cause you to make a different choice.

The only way you can know for sure requires you to understand the pros and cons of forming a limited liability company. Knowing how the choice of an LLC will help shape your business will help you make an informed decision.

Tips for turning business dreams into business success

Are you one of many budding entrepreneurs in South Carolina who hope to impact the state's business economy by bringing fresh new ideas to your community's landscape? Do you hope to help it thrive and secure your own financial stability well into the future? If so, then you might also be one of many who are trying to figure out why some people never seem to be able to bring their dreams to fruition. What is it that makes one business idea stall in its dreaming phase while another skyrockets to success?

Some say part of the answer lies in the timing of a prospective business plan. It seems that waiting too long to launch your idea may prevent it from happening altogether. Most successful businesses go from an idea to a reality in as short a time as possible.

Choosing a business entity: Which one is best for you?

When starting a business, you make so many choices that determine its course. The type of entity you choose should reflect the type of business you want now and in the future. In order to choose a business structure that serves it best, you need to understand the major advantages and disadvantages of each.

Representing Clients In Spartanburg And Throughout the Carolinas

Learn How We Can Help

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

A Business Law Firm, LLC
1989 South Pine St.
Spartanburg, South Carolina 29302-3378

Phone: 864-308-2486
Phone: (864)-699-9801
Fax: (864) 699-9803
Spartanburg Law Office Map

office

Review Us

Back To Top