Jane Muir was included in an article by Yitzi Weiner for Authority Magazine, entitled "400 Tips To Master Your Email and Have a Stress-Free Inbox." Jane's tips were: 1. It is impossible to advance your own goals if you allow yourself to be distracted by requests for attention from others constantly arriving in your inbox. Start with the decision that you set your own agenda, and that agenda takes priority over the Read More

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What You Need to Know About Sole Proprietorships in Florida

Trying to select the perfect way to organize your business is challenging. With so many choices, you can feel too overwhelmed with information to make a good decision. One of the most popular ways for a small business to organize is as a sole proprietorship. Although there are many advantages to forming under this structure, there are also some disadvantages. Here is what you need to know about sole proprietorships Read More

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Organizing as an LLC

Before you begin your new business, one of the first things you need to do is decide how you want to organize it. Although there are several different ways to organize, one of the most common is as a limited liability company (LLC). As with any other type of business entity, LLCs have advantages and disadvantages. Here are some of the issues to consider when deciding if you want to organize your business as an Read More

Getting Served with your First Lawsuit

Entrepreneurs tend to be optimistic; if they were fearful, they would never have started a business. Because of their optimism, they tend to believe that every partner, employee, and customer is going to work out well. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Even though it is usually unexpected, getting sued is almost a rite of passage. It is a growth experience for an entrepreneur to learn how to weigh the costs Read More

The 3 Important Elements of Construction Contracts

Whether you are building on a property for personal or business reasons, it is important to understand the important elements of a construction contract. By doing so, you can avoid potential misunderstandings or any confusion that may lead to a lawsuit. Before you sign on the dotted line, make sure your contract contains these three elements: 1. The Correct Names, Addresses, and Signatures of Both Parties Simply Read More

4 Mistakes to Avoid in the Corporate Formation Process

Forming a new company is an exciting time. Unfortunately, it can be easy to get caught up in the enthusiasm about a new venture and forget some crucial steps to build a solid foundation for the new business. To make sure you do not accidentally overlook any critical details while creating your new business, we have listed four common mistakes you should avoid in the corporate formation process and their Read More

Shady Partners: 5 Red Flags that a Business Partner May Be Engaging in Fraud

Many entrepreneurs consider partnership to acquire capital, share responsibilities, and gain freedom. A prospective partner may have earned trust and built a relationship over time. Working with a business partner is often a rewarding experience. It is an entrepreneur's worst nightmare to discover that a partner has engaged in fraud. Fraudulent activities by a partner could put the other participants in a Read More

3 Unique Elements of SAAS Contracts

If you have ever clicked “Accept” for terms and conditions associated with a software application, then you have seen a SAAS (Software as a Service) contract. This type of contract is a contract between a software developer and its user. While a SAAS contract includes many of the same provisions and stipulations as a regular contract, it also has many criteria unique to technology-driven applications. So what Read More

Employee Handbooks, Part 2: What to Include in Your Employee Handbook

Last month, we discussed the role that Employee Handbooks play in an organization, the direct influence they have on company culture, and why every company should have one. Unfortunately, it’s not enough to just HAVE a handbook, you also have to make sure that it contains all of the right information and outlines your policies effectively as it could be used in unemployment hearings, or even court. While Read More

Employee Handbooks, Part 1: 6 Reasons Why Your Company Needs an Employee Handbook

An employee handbook is a valuable resource. Every company is subject to local, state and national employment laws, but these regulations typically set minimum expectations. A handbook assists with informing employees about what is necessary for their success. For the employer, a handbook enables the employer to set expectations, decreases the frequency of misunderstandings, and defines standards for professional Read More