Partnership agreements are a valuable tool for every company. Partnership agreements, like any contract, give the parties involved commitments that can be relied upon. The agreements also require partners to reconsider important issues early in the company`s life. One of the first tasks you and your partners check in your to-do list is to decide the name of your business. The company name may reflect the names of the partners or have a fictitious name. In both cases, your company`s name must be registered with your state. Assuming you have done a complete search of the name you have chosen, the registration will confirm that no other company of the same name exists and will prevent others from using your name. Is your company a partnership? If so, what other elements have you included in your partnership agreement that have contributed to a sustainable and healthy business relationship? Tell us in the comments below. Each partnership should have a partnership agreement to ensure that any situation that may affect the partner and the company is covered. The partnership agreement should also be reviewed regularly to ensure that the wishes of the partners have not changed. What happens if something changes with respect to the ownership of the company? If you sell it, which partners will have what? What is your partnership to welcome new partners? If a partner wants to retire from your business, what happens? What are the possibilities of buying another partner? Your agreement should carefully describe how property interests are treated in different scenarios such as this and others, for example. B in the event of the death of a partner, retirement or bankruptcy.
And to protect your business from partner departure, starting a new business and stealing from your customers, you should also consider adding a non-compete clause. Better to be safe than sad! Each partner has its own interest in the success of the company. Given this personal interest, it is generally accepted that each partner has the authority to make decisions and enter into agreements on behalf of the company. If this is not the case for your company, the partnership agreement should define the rules specific to the authority given to each partner and how business decisions are made. To avoid confusion and protect everyone`s interest, you need to discuss, determine and document how business decisions are made. The partnership agreement defines all the conditions agreed by the partners. This document contains all possible contingencies. Below is a list of things to consider when preparing your agreement. It is essential that a commercial partnership contract foreshadows the future of a company and the current state of the partnership. Before opening, you should have each partner`s contribution to the partnership.
(People have short memories.) As a general rule, these contributions are used as a basis for the percentage of ownership, but it is not a cutting and drying formula.