As a business grows, so does its potential for profits and controversy. Business growth often means there is a need to enlist additional employees, and if the Ohio business is a corporation, it may mean there is a need to expand the company's board of directors. With this increase in both profits and people, there is also the increased possibility for shareholder disputes.
An intentional oversight, not sharing the truth or misleading information -- these are all statements that can be used to describe the interactions among some business professionals. In many cases, the damage done is minimal or nonexistent and the matter is never taken into further consideration. However, in other cases, potential damage exists, shareholder disputes become apparent and the business may suffer. Ohio business professionals typically try to avoid the later scenario.
In order to operate, companies need funding. This funding can come from a variety of sources, including traditional bank loans and stock sales. The manner in which an Ohio company is funded often depends upon the type of company, the market in which it operates and the public's interest in the company. Many companies find it advantageous to open their company up to shareholders; however, such action also opens the door for possible shareholder disputes.
Ohio businesses often have information that they do not want made available to the general public or a competitor. Yet, this information must typically be shared to some extent in order for business to be conducted. Depending on how this information is shared and with whom, contract disputes may arise.
Contracts are often a part of doing business in Ohio. Employers and employees sign employment contracts; businesses and vendors also sign contracts. These documents are typically effective in ensuring that each party understands and adheres to the terms of their agreement. However, there are times when disagreements arise and contract disputes occur.
Shareholders invest in companies throughout Ohio as well as the rest of the United States with the intention of seeing a return on their investment. While this return is not guaranteed, shareholders do expect the company to do its part in the manner in which it conducts business. Depending upon the type of shareholders involved and the company, some shareholders also have a say in the election of company officers, payroll issues and bonuses. Thus, when information is not accurately disseminated to these shareholders and the general public, shareholder disputes become a possibility.
Customer service is an important part of most Ohio businesses. Regardless of who is to blame for service problems, the customer will ultimately look to the company with whom he or she interacts. The fact that contract disputes may cause problems between the service provider and its product source doesn't change the fact the customer is the one who ultimately loses out.
After investing both time and money into a new enterprise, a business entrepreneur expects to reap the rewards of such a venture. Perhaps these rewards are in the form of income, or perhaps prestige is the ultimate goal. As the Ohio business continues to grow, it is possible that it will look for investors and shareholders to assist with further growth and development. While this scenario does provide the financial opportunity the company is looking for, it also opens the door to the possibility of shareholder disputes down the road.
Contracts are an important part of most Ohio businesses. As a business expands or acquires other businesses, contracts are used to establish the specific terms and conditions under which the acquisition will take place. Each party then expects the other to honor the terms of the contract; when this does not happen, contract disputes are likely to occur.
The couple made a splash on HGTV with their down-to-earth style and stunning home remodels. Fans in Ohio and beyond saw Chip and Joanna Gaines quickly rise to stardom following the success of their TV show, "Fixer Upper," in which Gaines's company, Magnolia Realty, convinces couples to purchase inexpensive homes that he and Joanna then renovate and redecorate. The TV show spawned a line of products for the home as well as books and other merchandise. However, it also spawned business litigation as former partners of Chip Gaines claim they were defrauded.