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Tesla says new law meant to keep them out of state

On June 6, the governor of Louisiana signed a bill into law that will keep auto manufacturers from selling their vehicles directly to buyers. Senate Bill 107, which was sponsored by Sen. Mack "Bodi" White, R-Baton Rouge, will strengthen other legislation meant to do the same thing. According to Tesla, though, the bill was nothing more than a move by special interests to keep the company from moving into Louisiana.

Federal regulations and small businesses

Among the things that can have major implications for small business owners are what sort of federal regulations are out there. For one, this can impact what kind of federal compliance issues are big ones within the industry their business operates in. It can also impact how much in time, energy and resources a business needs to put towards staying in compliance with federal rules.

This week is National Small Business Week

Among the special business-related occasions here in the U.S. is National Small Business Week. This occasion is aimed at acknowledging and celebrating the important role small businesses play in America. Such companies and their owners have big impacts in their communities and on the U.S. economy as a whole.

Regulatory changes can raise issues and concerns for businesses

When a person is starting a new business, there are many things it can be important for them to be aware of. This includes what regulations apply to their business, given the industry it is in. A business running afoul of such rules as it is getting off of the ground can impact its relationship with regulatory agencies, delay its ability to get into full operation and hurt its reputation.

Unpaid invoices impact businesses in many ways

Many things could pose significant roadblocks for a business when it comes to its plans for the future. Among these is a business not getting promptly paid for the goods or services it provides by the parties it contracts with. Not getting payments on invoices is a problem all different kinds of companies here in Louisiana can encounter. A recent survey underscores how wide-ranging the impacts of this type of contract-related problem can be.

Entrepreneurs differ greatly in circumstances, personality

Entrepreneurs are a very diverse group. They vary greatly in their circumstances when starting a company. This includes in the type of business they are starting, the scope of their business, how many other people are involved in their business endeavor, their financial situation, their customer situation and their overall business goals.

Manufacturing: Not just the realm of big businesses

Whatever type of business a person here in Louisiana is starting, legal matters can be a very big deal when it comes to the formation of their business. From employment law issues, to contract matters, to entity choice, to real estate matters regarding the business, there are all kinds of issues that can come up for a new company as it gets off the ground.

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