RSVP is Open: The State of the M&A Market

The Center for Free Enterprise is back to in-person events! Friday, January 20, 2023 · 7:30 – 9am EST Our first two events of the season were well-attended, safe, and successful. Our third event will be moderated by CFE Co-founder Ben Calkins of the Calkins Law Firm, Ltd. Our panel includes: Mathew Hanson Al Melchiorre…

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of an LLC?

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When it comes to creating a business entity, most business owners opt to go with an LLC. However, every business has different needs, circumstances, and goals. An LLC may not necessarily be the best entity to go with for all business owners. Before deciding to form an LLC, it’s important to learn what the advantages…

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Get It In Writing!

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I can tell you from experience – both my own experience and the experience of others with whom I have spoken over the years – get it in writing. Get it in writing – or wish you had. I was reminded recently of what too often happens when plans and arrangements and understandings are NOT…

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When is the Best Time to Sell My Business?

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Perhaps Kenny Rogers said it best, in his epic song “The Gambler.” “You got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away, know when to run.” Every business owner wrestles with the age old question: When Is the best Time to Sell My Business? Obviously the answer to…

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How to Handle Debt As A Small Business

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12 Ways to Cope with Debt and Keep Your Business Alive Be Honest Get in touch with creditors, customers, and vendors and let them know that you’re in financial distress. This one move could buy you time, or at least make all parties aware as the first step to a sustainable payoff plan. Customers who…

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The Different Types of Breach of Contract

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What is the definition of breach of contract? At its core, breach of contract means breaking the terms of a written or verbal agreement. Breach of contract sounds pretty straightforward. Either you do it or you don’t. What Is a Fundamental Breach of Contract? The most obvious type of breach of contract is a fundamental…

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7 Common Legal Mistakes You Should Avoid in Your Business

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Starting and running a business can be challenging. Business owners have to manage employees, ensure excellent customer service, work on marketing, and more. Among all the chaos, business owners tend to neglect the legal aspects of their business, which ends up hurting them in the long run. Here are seven common business legal mistakes you…

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Creating A Customer Service Revolution by John DiJulius

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In our season kickoff – back in person – we’ll hear from John Dijulius. Ticket includes breakfast, networking opportunities, and a Q&A. About this event About John DiJulius John DiJulius is redefining customer service in corporate America today. He didn’t read the books on customer service, he wrote them. One of the most captivating and…

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5 Things to Look For In a Damages Expert

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In connection with commercial litigation, it will often become necessary to hire a “damages expert.” The damages expert will familiarize him or herself with the facts of the case and the underlying claim, and then develop an estimate of the value of the claim, also referred to as “damages.” A damages expert can be essential,…

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The Pros and Cons of Alternative Dispute Resolution

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One of the worst things that business owners and professionals can face is litigation. The problem with litigation is that it can be very costly and time-consuming. It is also mentally and emotionally taxing, which is why most people prefer to avoid it. This is where alternative dispute resolution (ADR) comes in. An increasing number…

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