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A Guide on How to Check Company Name Availability
Before establishing and developing your business, it is wise to check if your company name is available. Being forced to change your company name after you’ve already established a customer base can cause confusion, plus you could face a lawsuit if your name is too similar to a business in the same industry.
Luckily, checking the availability of a company name is a simple process.
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To form an LLC in Colorado, you must first choose a name for your company. The name must contain one of the following abbreviations or terms: "LLC", "L.L.C., "Limited", "Ltd.", "Limited Liability Company," "Ltd. Liability Company," "Limited Liability Co.", or “Ltd. Liability Co.”. The point is, your company name needs to reflect that you are a limited liability company by containing abbreviations or words that identify it as a limited liability company.
Finding a Name for Your LLC in Colorado
All registered businesses already in existence in the State of Colorado are on file with the Colorado Secretary of State. You cannot have the same name as another LLC already in existence or otherwise registered in Colorado. So, to see if your chosen name is available, you can check with the Colorado Secretary of State business name database. Some names that include special words like &ldquo
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What Is Right of First Offer?
Right of first offer is an agreement that when an owner is ready to sell or lease an asset, the holder of the right of first offer gets the first chance to buy or lease the property within a given time frame. Once the holder has made the offer, the seller is able to accept or refuse the offer. If the seller refuses it, he or she can move on to a third party offer.
Right of First Offer: In Depth
Most commonly, right of first offer is used in contracts within the real estate market and in the selling and buying of businesses. Typically, the stipulation is included in a tenant-landlord contract and in businesses with business partners and investors.
The most practical reason to have right of first offer is for a commercial tenant. If the owner decides to sell, it would give the tenant a chance to make an offer. If accepted, this prevents the need for the tenant to move his or her business to a new location.
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Senior Debt: What Is It?
Senior debt is the debt that is paid back first if the borrower runs into trouble paying back debt. It's the lowest cost and most common funding available, often from a bank. Banks can lend money for a small percent, such as 2 to 5 percent, and in return, they get prioritized as senior debt.
Senior gets first priority and must be repaid first before any other creditors receive payments. These less important debts are called junior debts. Senior debt is typically from a bank and banks can provide you with lower interest rates (after all, they have all that "free" money that people put into their savings account that they can lend out).
This saves you big time when it comes to how much you'll pay in interest. Bank loans typically come with 2 to 5 percent in interest, whereas junior debt lenders come in at about 5 to 12 percent. As long as you make the required payments to banks on top
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What is a DMCA Notice?
A DMCA notice informs a company, web host, search engine, or internet service provider that they are hosting or linking to material that infringes on a copyright. The party that receives the notice should take down the material in question as soon as possible. If the site owner doesn't comply, the ISP can forcibly remove the content.
You can send out a DMCA notice, not just for infringing material, but also for any indices, references, or pointers that lead to infringing material.
DMCA stands for Digital Millennium Copyright Act. A DMCA notice is also known as a DMCA takedown notice or a DMCA request. The DMCA covers any copyrighted material that could be infringed on the internet, including:
- Written words, such as articles