Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) September 20, 2007
Just as businesses are getting back in the groove after a relaxing summer, Kari VanNoy and Juli Walsh, owners of Just A Minute, LLC, (http://www.justaminutellc.com) are warning business executives and owners to be certain you don't let your business fall through the cracks. Fall is the perfect time to get your legal affairs in order.
"Every business owner or entrepreneur needs to make an annual review of the company's legal documentation," says Walsh. "Your entire business is at risk without proper legal documentation." The paralegals at Just A Minute, LLC recommend a fall document review for every business of any size.
"We recommend a careful and thorough review of three critical areas of business legal documentation. The fall is a good time to remember to make sure nothing has fallen through the cracks," says VanNoy.
The three areas of documentation VanNoy and Walsh recommend you review are:
1. Company Documentation. There are seven essential parts of company documentation every business must have. Many entrepreneurs and small businesses don't know they need more than a business license. Many other businesses have allowed something to slip through the cracks. These documents include an operating or partnership agreement, articles of incorporation or partnership, initial minutes and stock certificates.
2. Minute Books. Every business should have a set of Annual Minutes for each year you have been in business. You should also check your schedules of percentage interests or stock holdings. Finally, you need to know if your state requires you to file an annual report. If this is required, you need to be sure there is a report for each year you have been in business.
3. Monthly Documentation. Every business should document business actions and decisions each month. These should be recorded as Monthly Resolutions, or, at least, as a running list of decisions. Maintaining monthly records will save you hours of research when you prepare for your Annual Meeting and ensure the completeness and accuracy of your Minutes.
Just A Minute, LLC provides paralegal services to businesses of all sizes to review and prepare company documentation, and a Monthly Resolutions and Annual Minutes service that actually prepares the documentation throughout the year and compiles it into your Minutes. They even send reminders so nothing falls through the cracks.
About Just A Minute, LLC
For over ten years, owners Kari VanNoy and Juli Walsh, both paralegals, have been building their mission to educate and protect small business owners. They created Just A Minute, LLC to assist busy small business owners and executives with their company minutes and resolutions to keep their company assets safe, secure and protected. To learn more about how they help busy executives stop playing catch-up and start getting ahead with their company paperwork, visit http://www.justaminutellc.com.
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