Starting a new company is an exciting, yet challenging, undertaking. Most owners do not have enough hours in the day during the startup phase, and often do not have much time to worry about the nuances surrounding the creation and rollout of their organizations. Red Oak Law can perform the groundwork to ensure that you and your new venture start off on the right foot.
POLICY REVIEW & IMPLEMENTATION
As companies grow, many owners or managers find themselves facing operational scenarios that they never could have envisioned. Applying a consistent and fair way to handle those scenarios can be the difference between success and resolution or failure and litigation. Red Oak Law can help craft a comprehensive set of written guidelines for your organization, allowing your business to grow while reinforcing your business principles. This includes policies such as:
Workflow and Quality Control Policy;
IT Security Policy;
Change Management Policy;
Check Signing and Retention Policy;
Customer Complaint Policy;
And much more.
The startup and small business marketplace is a dynamic arena that requires you, as owners and/or managers, to often wear multiple hats. Red Oak Law provides strategic input across multiple areas of the business, including a focus on human resources, compliance, efficiency, and KPIs, to allow you to concentrate on what you need to do to keep the business headed in the right direction.
HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANCE
Smaller businesses do not normally employ an on-site HR manager, and as those companies grow, it is common for them to sometimes move a trusted employee (without a formal HR background) into that role. Handling personnel matters effectively and in compliance with local, state, and federal law will keep the organization’s employees happy and engaged, its workplace productive, and keep the company out of court. Red Oak Law can:
Guide the owners or HR staff of an organization through specific Human Resources issues or events;
Help develop an employee Code of Conduct and supplemental personnel policies;
Serve as a backup HR resource in an on-call basis;
Assist owners in determining whether HR functions can be outsourced;
And much more.
business compliance / risk management
As small businesses grow, they frequently run into challenges maximizing efficiency, adhering to customer requirements, or mitigating risk. Red Oak Law offers consulting in regard to human resources, compliance, and risk management, and can assist your business in identifying, analyzing, and correcting potential weaknesses before they become problems.
sale or winding down
At some point, a business owner may decide that it is time to sell the company and retire or otherwise move on to bigger and better things. Red Oak Law will partner with you in your efforts to devise a marketing strategy, assess your organization’s value, settle outstanding contractual items due, and maximize the terms of sale or transfer.
contract review and revision
Business owners routinely find themselves in the position of having to offer or accept contractual agreements that are confusing or overly-complex. Red Oak Law can streamline things for companies by reviewing contracts received by the organization and providing clarity and suggested revisions, by reviewing the existing contract set in use by the organization, or by developing new contract templates for use within and by the business.
Business owners are rightfully focused on projecting their business plans over the next year to five years, but what if something happens to the owner? Red Oak Law can work with you and your organization to put a plan in place to allow your company to thrive, even in your absence.
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