Tag Archives: Business Finance

Common Export Documents for Letters of Credit

Are you confused about all of the documents required for exporting goods under a letter of credit? While letters of credit are the backbone of international trade finance, many importers and exporters don’t fully understand the plethora of documentation involved … Continue reading

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Beware Finder’s Fees & Unlicensed Business Brokers

If you’re an entrepreneur or startup business seeking investor financing, the sense of urgency and desire to secure angel investor funding can sometimes lead to mistakes with serious consequences. Paying a “finder’s fee” or other type of benefit to an … Continue reading

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Austin Entrepreneur Lecture: Bootstrapping vs Sabotaging a Small Business

The Blake Law Firm is proud to present a lecture for the Struggling Entrepreneur Group on Thursday, April 7th in Austin, Texas. “Bootstrapping vs Sabotaging a Small Business” will discuss the challenges, mistakes, and growing pains that startup companies and … Continue reading

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Tax-Advantaged Exit Strategies: Employee Stock Ownership Plans

Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) can be a fantastic tax-advantaged tool for selling your business or for transferring a family company to younger generations while avoiding gift and inheritance taxes. ESOPs are a kind of tax-qualified retirement savings plan whereby … Continue reading

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Letters of Credit vs Documentary Collection in International Business Transactions

What’s the best way to ensure the quality of products and timely payment for business transactions across international borders? Letters of credit are an established mechanism for ensuring that sellers will receive payment for goods that have been properly shipped, … Continue reading

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