October 15, 2018

Business Structures: Company

Business Structures: Company When commencing a business venture, it is necessary to consider the most appropriate type of business structure to put in place. Different business structures have different benefits and disadvantages. This article looks at companies – how to set one up and the pros and cons of a […]
August 24, 2018

What is an Agreement to Lease?

What is an Agreement to Lease? When renting business related property it is important for both landlords and tenants to understand the relationship they are entering into and the rights and obligations that they each have, the document that governs this relationship is usually a Commercial Lease. A Commercial Lease […]
July 23, 2018

Does your employment contract measure up?

Does your employment contract measure up? If you are entering into an employment contract do you know what should be included? If you are an employer and using an old contract, should it be reviewed first? It is clear contracts should be individually structured to meet the needs of those […]
June 1, 2018

Trade Marks in Australia

Trade Marks in Australia The advantage of registering a trade mark is that it confers far more benefits than registering a business name, company name or domain name. Marketing is an important business tool, and a registered trade mark is crucial in allowing you to protect any value or credibility […]
April 29, 2018

Starting a business – an overview of common business structures

Starting a business – an overview of common business structures There are 4 main types of business structures for doing business in Australia, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. A person can carry on business as a sole trader, partnership, trust and company. The choice of business structure is […]
November 28, 2017

Legal issues with images on social media

Legal issues with images on social media We now live in an age dominated by social media. Posting images on social media platforms is an effective and increasingly popular way to share, connect and do business. It’s tempting to be lulled into a false sense of security when posting images […]
November 13, 2017

Debt collection basics for business

Debt collection basics for business If you are owed money for goods or services, the first step in attempting to recover it is generally to send a letter of demand to the other party setting out the amount of money outstanding and giving them a defined period of time within […]
November 13, 2017

Does your privacy policy comply with the privacy laws?

Does your privacy policy comply with the privacy laws? Privacy laws in Australia were updated in 2014 with the introduction of the Australian Privacy Principles, a new set of privacy principles affecting the handling of personal information. If you have a website privacy policy you should review it for compliance […]
October 17, 2017

Selecting a trademark class

How to select a trademark class So, you’re ready to register your trademark? You’ve made the right decision. The decision to protect your brand and all the hard work you’ve put into your business – now and in the future. One of the most crucial steps in the registration process […]
October 17, 2017

Trademarks and Registering

What is a trademark and why should I register mine? Everyday, wherever we go or whatever we’re doing, we are surrounded by trademarks. We’re so used to seeing them and decoding them that we’re often not aware we’re doing it. Human beings have evolved to read important information from imagery […]
September 4, 2017

Shareholders’ agreement

Shareholders’ agreement Why do I need a shareholders’ agreement? When you’re starting up a new company, the sheer number of things to do and to consider can be overwhelming, and may push the need for a shareholders’ agreement to the back of your mind. Although it is not legally required, […]
September 4, 2017

What do I put in a shareholders’ agreement?

What do I put in a shareholders’ agreement? A shareholder’s agreement is a valuable contract to set up when a new company is formed as it provides stability, transparency and ensures the company runs smoothly. Most people find the process of creating a shareholders’ agreement a rewarding and valuable one, […]