Documenting Loans: A Best Practice

Many people have or will lend money to other people in their lifetimes.  Often parents lend money to children.  Sometimes friends lend money to friends.  Businesspeople lend money to other businesspeople.  There are many contexts in which one person loans money to another person.  Shareholders of the corporation borrow money from their corporations, or the…

Planning for Survival

We all know intuitively that there is risk to business enterprise. We have watched restaurants come and go. We have heard the statistics: 50% of all businesses fail in the first year, and 95% do not survive the five year mark. Fortunately, those statistics are just urban legend (or a little exaggeration to make a…