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Enforcing non-disclosure agreements

Hiring a new employee is a sure sign of a business' progression. At the same time, it also may come with a certain degree of trepidation given the amount of trust that must be placed on a new hire. It is understandable that business owners in Westminster may be hesitant to divulge their companies' important details with new people; at the same time, a new employee may not be able to perform the functions of their job correctly without such information. A confidentiality (or non-disclosure) agreement might solve this dilemma. 

What should I know as a new business owner?

If you’re a first-time business owner in California, chances are you need all the help you can get. While the details are bound to vary from business to business, there are certain steps you can take to increase your chance of success, no matter what good or service you’re offering to the public. Forbes offers the following tips so that new business owners can make the biggest impact and encounter the fewest snags.

When can partners end a contract?

A contractual agreement establishes a professional bond between you and a business partner in Westminster. If your partner breaks that bond, you may recover damages for breach of contract depends on the reason your partner cites for ending your agreement. This prompts the question of what are some to the reasons why a party walks away from a contract. 

Organizing cash transactions

There is no doubt that Orange County, California, is one of the centers of the overseas Vietnamese community in the USA. Doing business here gives our clients access to a healthy local market and offers undeniable access to international business opportunities. However, this unique cultural mix also presents our clients at Lan Quoc Nguyen & Associates with certain challenges.

What is unfair competition?

You have established a successful small business in Westminster and built up a strong customer base. Yet recently you notice that you have been losing business to a new rival company that just opened up a few months ago. You start hearing that it offers services very similar to yours, and then you drive past one day and are shocked to see that its logo and name are nearly identical to yours! Can it do this? 

What is intellectual property?

Most people in California’s Little Saigon area know what it feels like when somebody takes credit for their idea or work. Whether it is a childhood incident done to gain favor or an adult incident done to gain money, it hurts. And it makes you angry. Whether you are an artist, techie or entrepreneur, your work, or intellectual property, is your own. Unless, of course, you work for someone else. If that is the case, the company is the one who owns the IP. But the hurt and anger are still the same, and it is still wrong to use another’s ideas or work.

Faulty records cost a fortune

Faulty records have been the downfall for many a business owner. Fallout from recordkeeping mistakes is no respecter of business size either. Large corporations, small establishments, mid-size companies - all California organizations and their leadership must prioritize stringent documenting of business transactions. 

What is intellectual property?

As a small business owner in Westminster, you need to take full advantage of every resource at your disposal in order to stay competitive. That includes the unique ideas, processes, symbols or brands that are used in your business. So what happens when one of your competitors copies one or more of those unique elements and starts incorporating them into its operations? Can it do so without your permission or having to compensate you for their use? 

What are the advantages of forming an S corporation?

For Vietnamese business owners in California’s Little Saigon/Westminster area and beyond, setting up or restructuring your company as an S corporation has some advantages to consider. This business form limits the number of shareholders and offers some appealing tax benefits as well. Here is a brief look at some of the pros and cons of forming an S corporation.

What should you look for before partnering with an investor?

Whether you are looking to grow your start-up or are looking for fresh talent to add to your booming California business, utilizing investors is an excellent way to gain access to industry knowledge, strategy and financial support. While it is critical that you find investors, who share your passion for your product or service, it is equally as important to look at other details that will greatly support your mission and success. 


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