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Buying a Business
This factsheet outlines important considerations when buying a business. Topics covered include getting expert advice, issues that lawyers can provide assistance on and questions to ask the seller of the business. For your convenience, we’ve included links to relevant business services and suppliers in our business directory who can help you get your business up and running....More
 
The Pros and Cons of Trusts
A discussion on the basic definition of the trust structure of business and its advantages and disadvantages. For your convenience, we’ve included links to relevant business services and suppliers in our business directory who can help you along the way....More
 
The Basics of Due Diligence
Why due diligence is crucial when purchasing a business....More
 
What are Trusts?
An explanation of the trust structure of company....More
 
Conducting a Hybrid Trust
A Trust is not a separate legal entity in the same way as an individual or a company, rather it is a relationship which exists whereby a Trustee is compelled to hold property for the benefit of Beneficiaries or Unitholders. Here we discuss the Hybrid Trust structure of business with topics including duties of Trustees, distribution of income and capital and Capital Gains Tax considerations....More
 
Conducting a Discretionary Trust
A Discretionary Trust is not a separate legal entity in the same way as an individual or a company, rather it is a relationship which exists whereby a Trustee is compelled to hold property for the benefit of Beneficiaries. Here we outline the duties of the Trustee, how income and capital is distributed and other issues to consider when entering into the Discretionary Trust structure of business....More
 
Conducting a Unit Trust
A Unit Trust is not a separate legal entity in the same way as an individual or a company, rather it is a relationship which exists whereby a Trustee is compelled to hold property for the benefit of Beneficiaries or Unitholders. Here we outline the Unit Trust structure of business with topics including the duties of Trustees, how income is distributed, Capital Gains Tax and how to wind up a Unit Trust....More
 
Important Business Obligations
This factsheet outlines important obligations new businesses must take into account. Topics covered include duties of company directors, implied conditions and warranties in relation to goods and services, unfair trading, negligence, health and safety and discrimination. For your convenience, we’ve included links to relevant business services and suppliers in our business directory who can help you....More
 
Protecting Ideas and Products
If you go to all the effort of developing a product, you want to be sure that no one comes along to steal your work. This factsheet outlines the basics of intellectual property - copyright, designs, trademarks, patents and why they are important. For your convenience, we’ve also included links to our small business directory to put you in touch with intellectual property experts....More
 
Companies - The Pros and Cons
In many ways a company is similar to a sole trader or partnership, except that it exists as a separate legal entity from the owners. Here we discuss various company structures of business and their advantages and disadvantages....More
 

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