Tag: small business

We started She Stands Tall in 2017 because I thought that learning what, how, and why female entrepreneurs do their thing would be inspiring, educational, and fun. Fortunately, over 50 women who own Milwaukee-area businesses of all sizes agreed to tell their stories to rooms full of strangers. What a ride it has been! We’ve…

Trademarks Essentials: What’s in a Name? Picking a name for your business is often the first thing small business owners tackle. But despite their efforts to be different, clever, and expressive, we’ve seen some avoidable missteps. Follow our advice so you’ll (1) pick and use trademarks that are original and registerable and (2) avoid a…

An LLC is a popular tool for small businesses for lots of good reasons. Read more about those reasons here. But DIYing an operating agreement from various online sources is risky since it’ll be maybe enforceable, maybe what you actually want and need, and maybe complete. A customized operating agreement is the best way to…

Five reasons LLCs with two or more members need an operating agreement Decide how you want to operate your business. Determine whether members can be required to chip in cash. Identify a process in case a member wants out. Define how the LLC could force a member out. Address the three Ds in advance—what if…