If possible, am seeking information on what licenses a privately owned, small physics laboratory would need to be able to operate in appropriate coordination with the law in Michigan? It will include particle accelerator technology which from my research may require a special license of the sort.... View More
I have got into a problem I’m 15 and I had a sweet 15 and hired a choreographer that went to my school who is like a year older then me and we both agreed to pay him 250 but I had to cancel the whole dance because I sprained my foot and couldn’t dance and we barely had like five practices and I... View More
Lots of risk...the cost to mitigate the risks may make it hard to turn a profit.
Let's start with business licensing / regulation. Going from house-to-house may mean you need to check multiple jurisdictions to ensure you are operating legitimately. If you have two clients on either...View More
Your question should be analyzed as whether property rights, or rights with respect to competition law, have arisen. Is there a copyright, whether or not registered? A potential claim for unfair competition? An outright theft of information? I cannot tell.
Business never got into full swing. Problems on top of problems and no more money to continue forward. It never got off the ground, am I required to give the money back ? I never signed anything and only talked about hoping it would be successful. It never made it to an official business and it was... View More
Hi, keep in mind that in addition to written agreements, there are also verbal agreements that may be legally enforceable, provided there is an offer, an acceptance, and consideration. Whether you are required to return the funds depends on what were the terms of the agreement.
I have a question that may appear ridiculous, but I feel compelled to ask. I'm a new entrepreneur who wants to bring the relaxing Parisian experience to Michigan. I'm in the midst of starting a luxury floral boutique
In other words, I would be supplied with fresh pastries from an... View More
I was asked by a former employer to create a website store for his small business. I worked on it, hours everyday for months and spent 500$ to perfect it, which I was told would be covered. After finishing the website I was suddenly let go from the business. I've been an employee of the... View More
If we started a buisness with 5 people and one of the partners volunteer to leave and just wanted what they put in and we oked that in the contract and signed it to be paid evenly between the last 4 partners and the after 5 months 3 of the partners paid there portion already but the last partners... View More
It will depend upon the language in the contract you signed to buy out the first partner. If the contract says each remaining partner is reliable for his/her own share, then you're ok. If it says the business is responsible as a whole, you may have to pay and go after the non-paying partner...View More
None of my products will have any of the trademark names of the games on them or the packages. My question is what laws do I need to consider for these kinds of complementary products if they have direct ties to a base product that may have trademarks or patent protection?
You may want to ask this question in the Trademark and Copyright sections - that's probably why it remained open for five weeks. It's more an intellectual property matter than a business formation matter. It looks like you recognized some of the relevant issues here as well, since you...View More
Let’s say some dealership is trying to be slick and use Facebook marketplace. They post a product for ridiculously cheap knowing that product is way more then the posted price. Could a consumer sue the dealer to get the product for the posted price?
As they say, "the devil is in the details". You would really need to ascertain what, if any, strings are attached to the offer, and whether you met all those conditions. Let's just say, for example, a store advertised new refrigerators for $100, but the conditions were that you had...View More
Go to USPTO search trademarks. See if anyone us using this in your classification. Also do a common law search (especially in the state you are planning to do business), and others. A lot of similar marks are allowed to co-exist, but do a little leg work and see what you find. Good legal. This...View More
I would very much like to get official paperwork for an Assumed Name, but everything that I read online says that Assumed Names and / or DBA’s are for the names of a business rather than for just an individual. I've asked two lawyers, two businesses, and a city clerk, and so far, no one has... View More
If you are using the assumed name as an individual, that means you are operating as a sole proprietor. You can register the name of your sole proprietor business at the county level. Here is a link with some info:...View More
Manager-Managed LLC in Michigan. I am the Manager (80%), my daughters are silent partners (5% and 5%). We are presently using a UPS Store Mailbox as the business address, but the bank will not allow it. The bank suggests using my personal address.
Business savvy and real estate management experience would be a good start. If you have those, you will be exposed to the various ownership entities real estate investors use to acquire and operate rental properties. You would have agreements and requirements for various independent contractors and...View More
I would give the "hire" a schedule and work tasks that each senior client requests. I would be running this business in Michigan. The hire would keep track each client visit and turn in to me a completed "task sheet" at the end of each week. I think that is about the extent of... View More
The Michigan LLC Act requires that the company's books and records be maintained at the registered office or its principal place of business. MCL 450.4213. You could use the Troy address as the registered office even if it is not the principal place of business. Whether you should do so is...View More
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