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How to prioritise your legal and accounting work for your startup

By Vivian Michael | Startup Contracts

Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on UnsplashYou aren’t alone. A feeling of overwhelm when you are first starting up your business is common.   Read on for some ideas to help you prioritise and launch smoothly. Accountant or lawyer first?Either an accountant or lawyer can help you with initial advice about your business structure. In fact, either an accountant or lawyer can help […]

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Genuine redundancy meaning & payments

By Vivian Michael | Employment

Photo credit: Alex Knight, UnsplashBelow is a simple guide to genuine redundancy. A redundancy is genuine if you no longer need a position because of business changes and there has been consultation with the employee per any award or enterprise agreement that applies. And, it won’t be a case of genuine redundancy if redeployment was an unexplored option […]

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How to use Awards for your Australian business

By Vivian Michael | Employment

Photo credit: Sridhar Gupta, UnsplashHow to use Awards for your Australian businessSo what is an Australian Award and how can you use one for your Australian business? Let’s start with the Award definition below.Award definitionAn Award states the minimum terms and conditions for employees in an industry. There are currently 122 Awards in Australia. And it’s good […]

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Deed of Accession Guide

By Vivian Michael | Shares

A startup’s guide to the deed of accessionSo what exactly is a deed of accession ? In short, it’s a legal document that binds someone to an existing agreement.  For this purpose of this post, we are referring to a deed of accession that binds a new shareholder to an existing shareholder agreement.  And why have […]

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The startup’s share sale agreement guide

By Vivian Michael | Shares

How to use a share sale agreementA share sale agreement outlines sale terms between a share seller and buyer. And, a share sale agreement is not to be mistaken for a shareholder agreement because they have 2 different roles.  This difference means it’s not ideal to replace a share sale agreement with a shareholder agreement. So what exactly […]

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Shareholder agreements: a simple guide for startups

By Vivian Michael | Shares

Answers to common questions about shareholder agreementsThis article tackles some of the common questions about shareholder agreements asked by startups launching in Australia. So what is a shareholder agreement ?Simply, a shareholder agreement set out the rights and responsibilities of shareholders.  Importantly, a shareholder agreement is not the same as a share sale agreement.  A share sale […]

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Top 5 deed of settlement tips: how you can protect your startup when you are asked to sign a deed of settlement

By Vivian Michael | Startup Contracts

Top 5 deed of settlement tipsThe end of a business relationship can be stressful but you can navigate a settlement better if you are armed with some useful information.  A deed of settlement sets out how a dispute will be resolved. Also, a deed can prevent others from taking legal action in certain situations, like when an […]

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The difference between a client agreement and terms and conditions and when you should use each at your startup

By Vivian Michael | Startup Contracts

What you need to know about client agreements and terms and conditions  Terms and conditions and client agreements both have an important place in your startup.  Knowing when to use each can help you can set clear expectations for your customers when they work with you.So, terms and conditions – what are they?Your terms and […]

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How to use a privacy policy at your startup

By Vivian Michael | Startup Contracts

A privacy policy outlines how your  will collect and use information about your customers.1. Does a small business need a privacy policy?The Privacy Act covers some small businesses with a turnover of $3 million or less and includes:private sector health service providers. Organisations providing a health service including traditional health service providers, naturopaths and chiropractor, […]

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