Coffee is not only tasty, but also profitable
The Endorfin team has remained stable all these four years: the three founders of the company continue to develop their business, chief barista Anna develops new tastes and trains staff.…

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Asset keeper - property basis of a business
Protecting the property complex of a business, along with ensuring tax security, is a fundamental task to be solved in the course of building a business model and structuring a…

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"Wallet of the main staff"
Where, nevertheless, is the critical boundary of wage costs, which is not recommended to be crossed over? If you do not have a ready answer, do not be discouraged, for…

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We include employees in co-owners – how not to harm yourself?

Sooner or later, any business is faced with the need to change its operational manager. The founding owners eventually move away from solving current issues, giving way to hired, young and daring managers. Often, to create additional motivation, this process is accompanied by the allocation of managers stakes in the company.

From the point of view of increasing the involvement and interest of a manager in a business, this is certainly the right step. However, trusting hired directors to resolve operational issues, it is necessary to retain the ability at any time to reverse the transfer of authority and ownership. After all, no one guarantees that having received a share in the business, the new co-owner will not decide to go to work somewhere else.

We show by a real example how the dependence of ownership of shares on the fulfillment of an employee’s labor function in one of our projects was ensured. Important: inclusion in co-owners was due to participation in management. Accordingly, when an employee is dismissed from the company, there must be grounds for depriving him of his share. Continue reading

We fix the agreement of the Founder of the business and a third-party investor

The risks posed by the lack of proper regulation of relations between business owners have been devoted to more than one issue of our newsletter. As well as the methods of legal consolidation of partners ’agreements, ranging from“ direct appointment ”instruments – shareholder agreements and agreements on the exercise of participants’ rights, to the features of certain legal forms (for example, business partnerships) and intricacies in relations between the parent and subsidiary companies. But the further the development of Russian medium-sized business and the legal literacy of its owners goes, the more questions there are.

At the same time, more and more tasks from the category of “how to regulate relations between partners at the start.” As we decided one of them – we show on an example from practice. Continue reading

Royalty payments in a group of companies – to whom and how much

Imagine a common situation: a trademark is registered in the ownership of one company or individual entrepreneur, and another uses it. In other words, it is necessary to formalize the use of a trademark in operating activities. The question arises – how to do this and what risks there are in solving this problem.

Who can pay for what, so that royalties are rightfully taken into account in expenses
Payment for the use of intellectual property (royalties) is a common phenomenon. Continue reading

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HOW TO CREATE A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS
Quite often, reflecting on the future field of activity, we do not think at all about those skills that are already given to us easily. Human psychology is such that…

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Features of bankruptcy of individuals
Initially, the law was supposed to enter into force on January 1, 2016, but the deputies decided to begin regulating the personal bankruptcy procedure on July 1, 2015. However, many…

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We consolidate the interests of investors and managers
Legal “packaging” of new projects always consists in selecting a balanced set of tools: choosing the right organizational form of the company, contracts, working out the fundamental conditions of constituent…

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NOT WAY: 6 WAYS TO RECOGNIZE THE BAD BUSINESS PARTNERS
The start of a startup is often a feeling of euphoria and pink glasses. In relation to the business partner, a kind of love arises, together you seem to yourself…

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