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What a Shareholders Agreement can do for you

Shareholders Agreements can be vital for your business. In this article we discuss what they are and what they can do for you. Our topical case study William, Kate, Harry and Meghan have a very successful company that makes and distributes royal crockery called Young... Read More

Introduction to Franchising

What is a Franchise? Think McDonald’s, Marriot Hotels or Anytime Fitness. A common business structure, a franchise is a relationship under which one party (the ‘franchisor’) provides the right to use its business name, and to sell or distribute its business’s goods or... Read More

Introduction to Intellectual Property for Business

Intellectual property (IP) is the property of your mind or proprietary knowledge and can be an invention, a trade mark, a design or the practical application of your idea. It is important that you understand how to protect IP as it is a valuable business asset and it... Read More

Choosing a Business Structure

There are 4 main types of business structures for running a business in Australia, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. A person can carry on business as a sole trader, partnership, trust and/or company. The choice of business structure is an important... Read More

Important Things to Consider When Buying a Business

If you are considering buying a business there are many things you need to do from a legal, financial and general business perspective.  Getting the right advice from the start is important. The structure of and issues involved in the sale are quite different if you... Read More

Preparing your Business for Sale – Vendor Due Diligence

When creating and establishing a business, the last thing any business owner wants to think about is developing an exit strategy. And yet, doing so early – even before your business is up and running – may save you a great deal of time, money and heartache down the... Read More