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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Joining a board

Dear Mary, I have been asked to join the board of directors of a company. I have no idea what that entails. What questions should I ask before becoming a director? Should I be worried about personal liability? The most important thing to consider when thinking about becoming a director is the company itself. Is the […]

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Commercial leasing

Dear Mary, I’m starting a new business and need to rent retail space. What do I need to know? Renting a commercial space is much different than renting a residential space. The most important part of renting a commercial space is, of course, the lease. The lease is a contract between the landlord and the tenant, […]

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Debt Collection

Dear Mary, I have a small business, and a year or so ago I loaned a friend some money. Things are tight and I really need to get paid back. We’re no longer friends and I’ve sent him letters demanding the money back, which have been ignored. Is my next step hiring an attorney? There are […]

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