1. A New Business

    A new business is an exciting venture. The risks are great, but the rewards are totally worth all of the headaches. The major challenge with a new business is that the pieces must all  be in place to work towards success. Putting those pieces in place can sometimes be a guessing game. To build a successful foundation give Lyons|Sullivan a call, we are the business law experts. We are a small busi…Read More

  2. How To Give Everything To Your Kids

    A while ago we talked about what would happen if you were to sell your business to your valued employee that loves the business as much as you did. That is all well and good but what if it is your daughter who loves your hard-fought small business? Let’s say you have left her all of your business related assets in your will and think that everything is just fine. Well, what about the point when …Read More

  3. Looking into a 501(c) 3

    Let's say you are interested in creating a foundation in the name of a dear friend who died in an unfortunate accident. Something that you would like to raise awareness about and prevent others from experiencing the pain that accompanied your friend's death. Organizations such as this are always doing special activities to raise money and get the word out about the cause. Cause-groups such as thes…Read More

  4. Small Business Mergers

    You are a small business owner that believes in healthy competition and assisting the small business community to succeed. You have always been an advocate for the business community to stick together. In the current climate, it is difficult to succeed with your dreams because of all of the “bigger fish” in the pond. The car wash down the street has brought a large amount of business to your a…Read More

  5. Chasing your Dream

    You are about to be retire and have finally figured out what you would like to do with your life. It seems like just yesterday that you first tried skydiving, but in reality it has been 45 years since you learned how to jump out of a perfectly good airplane. The final years of your career were basically floating through your days dreaming of retirement. It was difficult to focus on the day-to-day …Read More

  6. Succession Planning and Legacy

    The road to owning your own insurance firm has been filled with potholes, rollercoaster rides and the occasional moment of bliss. The difficulty of starting and maintaining a successful business venture is never an easy task. You know what it is like to sit up at night and worry about your business. You love it, it has become part of your soul and now you want what is best for your business. It is…Read More

  7. Do You Need to Hire a Lawyer to Assist with Your Small Business?

    So you’ve got a great idea for a small business. You’ve come up with a business plan, spoken with lenders, tested your product, and the ball is rolling in the right direction. It can be a complicated process to be certain that everything is in its right place when you’re juggling so many things at once and it feels like there are a myriad of things to think about before you can start. Hiring…Read More

  8. Washington Business Structures

    Businesses in the state of Washington have options when it comes to choosing a specific business structure. Each structure suits a different type of organization and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. If you are considering starting your own business or are an existing organization looking to alter your business structure, it would be beneficial to familiarize yourself with those struc…Read More