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Making Contracts Work For You

Making Contracts Work For You

| February 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

Don’t be intimidated by contracts. Conquer them instead. Handled correctly, your business’s contracts can be a great asset in protecting you in your dealings with vendors, customers and employees. Here are some of the basics. When You Should Have a Contract Certain transactions, such as the sale of real property or agreements with a term […]

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Is Your Startup Lawyered Up? The First Legal Steps for New Businesses

Is Your Startup Lawyered Up? The First Legal Steps for New Businesses

| January 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Starting a new business is not for the faint of heart.  Sure, thinking of a clever name and designing a logo is fun and exciting, but many of the other necessary steps are not such a barrel of laughs. Writing a mission statement and choosing cool desks will be a big waste of time […]

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New Year’s Resolutions for Developing a Strong Brand Presence in 2012

New Year’s Resolutions for Developing a Strong Brand Presence in 2012

| January 5, 2012 | 2 Comments

New Year’s resolutions typically involve committing to something you couldn’t will yourself to do in the past. But, most entrepreneurs that I’ve met enjoy working to build their brands—brainstorming the perfect, simple yet highly-effective name, and working the pavement and social media to spread awareness and gain a loyal following. Alas, this article focuses on […]

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Why You Need a Relationship with a Business Lawyer

Why You Need a Relationship with a Business Lawyer

| February 21, 2011 | 4 Comments

A recent article on Under30CEO.com provided a list of 5 essential independent contractors for small businesses and entrepreneurs to have at the ready to assist them in promoting and maximizing the value of their operations. While I agree completely with the catalog of service providers the author identified, when reading the article I couldn’t help […]

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Legal Round-up: The Laws Every Business Owner Must Know

Legal Round-up: The Laws Every Business Owner Must Know

| February 11, 2011 | 1 Comment

Legal filings and regulations may not be the most glamorous parts of your business, yet they’re critical to the success of your business and safety of your personal property. Here’s a quick rundown of the laws and regulations you need to consider for your business. Depending on your type of business, hiring a tax accountant […]

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Incorporation Tips: Understanding the C Corporation

Incorporation Tips: Understanding the C Corporation

| December 2, 2010 | 2 Comments

In my previous post, I reviewed the differences between the Limited Liability Company (LLC) and the S Corporation. There’s another popular business structure, the C Corporation (or C Corp). And understanding its components and the differences between a C and S Corporation is critical to making the right decision for your business structure. For a […]

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Legal Tips For Every Entrepreneur

Legal Tips For Every Entrepreneur

| November 5, 2010 | 4 Comments

As an entrepreneur, you’ve clearly got a ton of drive, passion, and determination. You’re committed to your business and your customers. You’re an expert in your products or services. But more than likely, you don’t know much about corporate regulations and company filings. And let’s face it: you didn’t exactly start a business to wade […]

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What You Need to Know About the Legal Side of Your Startup

What You Need to Know About the Legal Side of Your Startup

| August 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Between developing a business plan, formulating a budget, creating a brand and ordering the first round of promotional items, it is easy for entrepreneurs and start-up enterprises to overlook the legal implications of starting a new business. While perhaps perceived by many as something between a luxury and a necessary evil, undertaking the appropriate steps […]

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