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The Oyster Podcast: Why Your Business Needs Contracts

The Oyster Podcast:  Why Your Business Needs Contracts

Let's bypass the legal lingo and get right to the point. What do contracts actually do in the everyday running of a business? What happens in typical business situations when a contract isn't in place? Are they really worth the money? Find out all of this and more by tuning in to Jessica Kinny’s guest appearance on The Oyster.

"We trust each other... why do we need a Shareholder Agreement?"

"We trust each other... why do we need a Shareholder Agreement?"

Shareholder Agreements are essential when setting up a company with someone else. If that “someone else” is a friend, family member or someone you trust… in some ways, it can be even more important to have a Shareholder Agreement. Click here to find out why a Shareholder Agreement is the best investment you can make in your business venture.

Website dangers & why we are giving your small business a freebie

Website dangers & why we are giving your small business a freebie

A robust cease and desist letter can be a powerful tool to protect your rights without incurring the cost and inconvenience of litigation.  But, you should not send a cease and desist letter without proper legal foundation and it is important to get the content right as the letter may be used as evidence in future legal proceedings (for or against you!).

Can I send a cease and desist letter?

Can I send a cease and desist letter?

A robust cease and desist letter can be a powerful tool to protect your rights without incurring the cost and inconvenience of litigation.  But, you should not send a cease and desist letter without proper legal foundation and it is important to get the content right as the letter may be used as evidence in future legal proceedings (for or against you!).

Is Your Contractor Actually An Employee?

Is Your Contractor Actually An Employee?

Contracting (and freelancing) have recently emerged as a growing alternative to the traditional employment relationship. It makes perfect sense to hire a contractor to get a particular job done, and there are plenty of reasons why a business may do so. However, there are risks in engaging a contractor - especially if that 'contractor' is in fact your employee at law. Click here to find out if your contractors are really employees and what it means for your business.

5 Reasons Your Business Needs Website Terms And Conditions

5 Reasons Your Business Needs Website Terms And Conditions

These days, many businesses rely on their website to generate leads, engage with current clients (eg by publishing blogs and free resources) and develop a recognisable brand.  Now, more than ever, businesses need comprehensive, top-quality website terms and conditions to ensure that they receive all the benefits from their website presence while managing their risk exposure. 

Inquiry Into Small Business Loans Released

Inquiry Into Small Business Loans Released

This month, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman released the long-awaited Inquiry Into Small Business Loans (the "Carnell Report").  The report makes 15 recommendations, which collectively seek to make it easier for small businesses to secure funding on reasonable terms.

Preparing your business for the year ahead

Preparing your business for the year ahead

For many, the first month of the New Year is a time to reflect.  “What successes and challenges did the company encounter in 2016?”  “What can we do to protect and grow the business in 2017?”   

It is important that business owners know the right questions to ask, and seek answers from appropriately qualified experts.  Find out how we can help.