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3 tips for negotiating a commercial lease

You've come up with your business plan, and now you need a place for your business to blossom. Before making a commercial lease there are a number of things to keep in mind, and it is a good idea to get sound legal advice before finalizing a deal. Here are some tips to consider as you get started. 

Business and commercial law decisions: Contracts with NDAs

Small business owners in Oregon are smart to take steps to protect their legal and financial interests as much as possible. One way to do this is by drafting strong contracts with employees. For some types of companies, it can be beneficial to include nondisclosure terms or have separate NDAs for workers. Business owners may want to speak with an attorney experienced in business and commercial law regarding these important matters.

Business formation when working with another person

Starting a new business is an extensive, sometimes stressful process. New Oregon business owners have to make many important choices that will affect the future operations of their company, and this can be difficult when working with a co-founder. While launching a company with another person can be beneficial in many ways, it is smart for a person to proceed carefully through the business formation process and work to avoid complications down the road. 

Business formation with the end in mind

When an Oregon entrepreneur starts a business, he or she is usually only focused on immediate or short-term success. It takes a lot of effort to start and maintain a business, and true success is even harder to accomplish. For this reason, most people going through this process are not thinking about how they will eventually leave or sell their company. However, it can be prudent to go through the business formation process with the end in mind.

The details in employment contracts are important

Oregon business owners can do certain things to protect the interests of their business. One of these things includes carefully outlining employee responsibilities and rights, as well as the role of the employer, in carefully drafted employment contracts. These agreements can not only make the employee-employer relationship better, they can help avoid future disputes. However, it's crucial to be intentional about the details of these agreements. 

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