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11 Ultimate Legal Tips for Small Business Owners

11 Ultimate Legal Tips for Small Business Owners

Operations 3 min read
In the startup world, it's usually full speed ahead. Momentum is everything. A lot of things
Thinking about Equity Split? Here's how to Structure It.

Thinking about Equity Split? Here's how to Structure It.

Expanding your Business 5 min read
Starting a business is exciting especially if you're doing it with a good friend, a former
Company Incorporation in Nigeria: A Step by Step Guide

Company Incorporation in Nigeria: A Step by Step Guide

How to Register a Business 4 min read
If you are reading this article, it means you are considering incorporating a
Top Legal Mistakes Startups Should Avoid

Top Legal Mistakes Startups Should Avoid

Legal 2 min read
Chioma and Raina are very good friends and have been working together in the banking sector for
How to Write an Affidavit: Free Sample Download

How to Write an Affidavit: Free Sample Download

How To 3 min read
1 in every 7 adult Nigerian has either deposed to an affidavit or has been asked to depose to one
Your Company Name VS Your Trademark, Do You Know the Difference?

Your Company Name VS Your Trademark, Do You Know the Difference?

For Startups 2 min read
Imagine the horrors of another company opening up a business with your company name?  All the
A Company Seal and Why You Might Need One

A Company Seal and Why You Might Need One

Legal 1 min read
Ever saw an episode of Merlin? You would have noticed the official seal being waxed onto a letter,
Company Incorporation - Advantages & Disadvantages

Company Incorporation - Advantages & Disadvantages

How to Start a Business 1 min read
Here's why you need a website privacy policy

Here's why you need a website privacy policy

Business Licenses & Permits 2 min read
Before giving out your information on any website, do you feel like you are giving strangers a peep
5 Steps For Choosing Your Company Name

5 Steps For Choosing Your Company Name

How to Register a Business 1 min read
Agadi Nwanyi wanted to register a company and what easily came to mind was Agadi Nwanyi Nig. Ltd,
Red Flags You Should Watch Out For in Contract Negotiations.

Red Flags You Should Watch Out For in Contract Negotiations.

Legal 2 min read
Brymo is a Nigerian artiste with a number of hit songs, remember Ara mbe? Or Good
Employment Issues All Startups Must Consider

Employment Issues All Startups Must Consider

Human Resources 3 min read
A married couple had just bought a house and they were expecting their first baby. The couple
List of Regulatory Bodies in Nigeria that Entrepreneurs Should Know

List of Regulatory Bodies in Nigeria that Entrepreneurs Should Know

Start-up Basics 4 min read
As a business owner, you probably know that your business is regulated by different laws. Some of
A Start-up Guide To Being Tax Compliant

A Start-up Guide To Being Tax Compliant

How to File and Pay Taxes 3 min read
Nkechi is the co-founder of a blooming start-up. She's a model business owner as she does
What to Look out for in a Tenancy Agreement

What to Look out for in a Tenancy Agreement

Legal 2 min read
Chinedu recently found a suitable apartment after about 3 months of searching. He called his friend
What Can a Business Lawyer Do For My Business?

What Can a Business Lawyer Do For My Business?

Legal 2 min read
To be honest, when small businesses decide they need the services of a lawyer, it's because there's
Highlights from the Employee Compensation Act Every Employer Should Know

Highlights from the Employee Compensation Act Every Employer Should Know

Human Resources 2 min read
Brite is the founder of a fast-growing fashion startup line. He was also one of the lucky stylists
Before You Sign That Land Document

Before You Sign That Land Document

Real Estate 2 min read
As a growing business owner, one of the key decisions you may have to make is the decision to
What you need to Know About a Parent and a Subsidiary Company

What you need to Know About a Parent and a Subsidiary Company

Legal 1 min read
Titi, Ada, Lanre and Emmanuel, four bosom friends from highschool decided to join their mind
What Startups Should Know About Hiring a lawyer

What Startups Should Know About Hiring a lawyer

Legal 2 min read
For startup owners, hiring and working with a lawyer is often confusing and almost a herculean
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