Top Business AttorneyJuly 13, 2018
We’re proud to announce that Nathan Jones was named top business attorney in Columbia, Missouri, by the Columbia Business Times! Over the last seven years, Nathan has helped hundreds of Columbia business owners start, buy, sell, and plan for the future of their businesses. Columbia business lawyer Nathan Jones has an undergrad degree in finance,…read more
Pick website images that won’t get you suedJanuary 7, 2018
We all know that websites, blogs and social media posts look much better (and often receive better treatment by search engines) when you include images. We’ve all been there: you’ve just written a great Facebook post and now all you need is the perfect picture to go with it. Or you’re updating your website and…read more
Lessons from the Founder of Five GuysJune 22, 2017
I’m a big believer in podcasts. I listen to them pretty much whenever I’m in the car alone. Even on a quick errand, listening to a few minutes of a good podcast is a great use of the downtime. One of my favorites is called “How I Built This” by NPR. Recently the host interviewed Jerry…read more
What is Bootstrapping?January 30, 2017
What is bootstrapping? And should you do it? Bootstrapping is a term used by entrepreneurs that means they are starting and running their business with little money (called “capital” to those in the biz). Sometimes the bootstrapper means they are trying to use only personal funds and no outside funds. Other times, the business owner…read more
Do you need a buy/sell agreement?
If you are asking this question, the answer is almost certainly YES. So, let’s start with “what is a buy-sell agreement?” In short, a buy-sell is an agreement between you and the other owner(s) of your business that lays out what would happen if you or another owner no longer wants to or no longer…read more
When is the best time to start a business?
When is the best time to start a business? When should you take the plunge, so to speak? The short (and annoying answer) is of course, when you’re ready. But being “ready” is different for everyone. Here are a few things to consider: Replacing your income. Most budding entrepreneurs already have a job. Are you dependent on…read more
Do you want to play Inheritance Roulette?January 29, 2017
This is the first post in a series about family scenarios and situations that place someone in a “higher need” category to get their planning done. Nearly everyone needs to have some kind of estate planning (perhaps a simple will and powers of attorney, for example) in place, but some people absolutely MUST get good…read more