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New SEC financing rules: All roses for a tweaked fundraising tool?

It's almost a truism to note that money seeks opportunity.

And that is certainly the case regarding start-up business enterprises across Southern California that are grounded in sound ideas and a smart plan for future success. Investors are understandably -- and always -- on the lookout for such vehicles, knowing that money sunk into solid businesses is, well, just good business.

Trade secrets: these company jewels need to be protected

Imagine that you're a top-flight executive with a profitable and growing company that is making huge inroads in your industry due to the astute and well-applied efforts of tech-smart people developing cutting-edge processes and formulas.

Do you think you might want to protect that intellectual capital? In fact, are you routinely focused on absolutely shielding it from robust business rivals that would do just about anything to acquire and seek to profit from it?

Of key importance to any business: the buy-versus-lease option

The principals of any new business enterprise in Southern California or elsewhere are obviously running at full speed as they seek to deal with a wide universe of pressing considerations.

Here's a threshold question that every fledgling business must immediately deal with, as noted on a relevant page of our website at the San Diego business law firm of Gallagher/Krich, APC: What legal form should a start-up enterprise assume? There are a number of very important points to consider in any debate centered on the respective pros and cons of a corporation, partnership, limited liability company, family-owned enterprise or other business form.

Business intellectual property: a key asset meriting protection

We noted in a recent blog post three specific concerns that confront many business principals as they work hard to establish a creative and profitable enterprise.

One obvious and fundamental concern for many entrepreneurs that we stressed in our September 10 entry is the need to raise capital required to fuel business success. Yet another consideration focuses centrally on the optimal form that a business should take. Some business partners envision a partnership as being the ideal vehicle for their enterprise. Alternatively, a limited-liability company, family-owned business or corporation might be deemed as the perfect model for success.

Some important things to think about for start-up principals

Our business-related legal blog has been providing information to readers across Southern California on a wide spectrum of business topics for some time now.

The goal of our blog entries is consistently the same, namely, to present our audience with timely and relevant information and advice that is helpful to them. That aim remains the same regardless of whether our readers are current business owners, budding entrepreneurs, principals of a start-up enterprise or just generally interested in business topics.

Protecting my business trademark: How do I do that?

If you're a California business owner, even of a comparatively small enterprise, chances are that you spent a fair amount of time brainstorming, developing and taking all the steps necessary to ultimately create a defining mark or other symbol that readily identifies your business.

A trademark can be virtually anything that serves to link the goods or services you sell with your business in the minds of consumers. It sets you off from competitors and points to the origin of the products to which it is affixed. In a very real sense, a distinctive and effective trademark operates as a virtual shortcut to public recognition of your company.

Collection cases: myriad types, special considerations

As we note on our website at the San Diego-based law firm of Gallagher / Krich, APC, "Collections cases can arise from a number of scenarios."

In the business world, that is essentially nothing more than a truism. Perhaps a company or business principal has a signed promissory note from a debtor and is having difficulty collecting the promised amount owed. Perhaps money was loaned to a third party and simply never paid back. Perhaps an investment turned out be misrepresented or even illusory, and efforts to get back funds that were committed in good faith have been unavailing.

Does less vertical integration impact business organizations?

Is a company’s size relevant to the choice of business organization? A recent article underscores the importance of planning for growth and adaptability.

Unlike previous models, the article suggests that business competitiveness is increasingly focused on leanness and maneuverability, rather than vertical integration. Instead of owning a vast network, today’s companies might not feel compelled to control every stage of production and/or distribution. In fact, they might grow without acquiring real estate or infrastructure.

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