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How To Add an Advisor to Your Startup

How To Add an Advisor to Your Startup

| October 9, 2012 | 4 Comments

Advisors can be a crucial additional to any company. The right advisor can provide necessary guidance to accelerate your company in critical areas. An advisor, however, is like any other employee or contractor.  Their role, compensation and legal relationship should be clearly spelled out. Due to the amicable circumstances surrounding many advisors, companies often fail […]

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A Startup’s Legal Guide To Summer Interns

A Startup’s Legal Guide To Summer Interns

| June 28, 2012 | 1 Comment

Summer is upon us. For many young companies this means the potential or arrival of interns. Hiring interns is a great milestone for a young company and the use of interns is on the rise. There are common legal pitfalls you should avoid this summer when hiring interns. Generally, we find that companies avoid problems […]

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Do You Have a Small Business Legal Horror Story?

Do You Have a Small Business Legal Horror Story?

| June 5, 2012 | 1 Comment

One of the biggest challenges entrepreneurs face is the legal side of starting a business. It can be expensive, complicated and crushing to the business if not done properly. eMinutes and Under30CEO have decided that we should all be learning the lessons from others who have made mistakes and lived to tell about them. We […]

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Opportunity: eMinutes is Forming 500 Free Corporations for First-time Entrepreneurs

Opportunity: eMinutes is Forming 500 Free Corporations for First-time Entrepreneurs

| May 2, 2012 | 1 Comment

Every business needs to be incorporated to start but that process can also be costly and time consuming. So, when eMinutes reached out and said that they were doing 500 incorporation’s for free we just had to let our readers in on it. Below is more information on eMinutes, it’s founder Jeff Unger and this […]

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Growing Up and Moving Your Business out of Your Parents Basement

Growing Up and Moving Your Business out of Your Parents Basement

| March 20, 2012 | 3 Comments

You think of yourself as a young, successful entrepreneur. You’ve been adding infrastructure to your startup and religiously adding clients to your company’s roster. You’re considering hiring an intern or two to help with the workload. You’ve been happily chugging along on your project, all from the comfort of…your parents’ basement? Your startup may not have […]

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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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Top 5 Trademark Disputes of 2011

Top 5 Trademark Disputes of 2011

| December 16, 2011 | 3 Comments

The year 2011 saw several interesting brand disputes come and go. From Twitter protecting its “Tweet”  trademark to Christian Louboutin potentially losing its bid to prevent other designers from creating red-soled shoes, these cases provided several important bits of insight for business owners and entrepreneurs. 1. Twitter vs. Twittad In October 2011, Twitter made headlines for […]

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Brand Matters: Trademarks 101 – The Legal Side of Branding

Brand Matters: Trademarks 101 – The Legal Side of Branding

| December 5, 2011 | 2 Comments

In my last post I discussed some of the key considerations for preparing to submit a trademark registration application to the USPTO. In this article we take a step back, and clarify what exactly can (and cannot) be protected as a trademark. What is a Trademark? In broad terms, a “trademark” is the market identify […]

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Brand Matters: Guide to Efficient Trademark Registration Applications

Brand Matters: Guide to Efficient Trademark Registration Applications

| November 28, 2011 | 6 Comments

Most entrepreneurs and business owners generally understand the concept that applying for trademark registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is an important step toward building the business and protecting its image and goodwill. However, at least in my experience, these same people also tend to have certain common questions and misconceptions […]

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Infographic: Choosing a Business Structure

Infographic: Choosing a Business Structure

| October 27, 2011 | 1 Comment

Are you like most of us where tackling the legal side of your business is the absolute last thing you want to deal with? Well even though it can be confusing and annoying it is extremely important in building a solid foundation for your company to grow on. Luckily we came across this great infographic […]

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