Intellectual Property Awareness

What happens if you’re trying to do business on a national or global level?  One thing is certain. You’re going to have intellectual property issues to deal with. And you may not even realize that these issues exist. Here are a few things to think about in determining whether you need outside help.

Buying a Franchise: How to Legally Protect Yourself

Purchasing a franchise is not only a large investment, but there are also several aspects of running a business that open you up to...

After LLC Formation, What’s the Next Step?

After you form a limited liability company, the first thing you should do is draft an operating agreement. And if you've already formed a limited liability company or you've already formed any kind of entity, you want to draft the equivalent of an operating agreement, as an internal document among co-owners.

How to Protect Your Business from a Legal Fallout

In today’s day and age, it seems like there’s nothing easier than suing any business that’s committed even the mildest of gaffes. Business owners...

5 Year Anniversary of Healthcare Reform: 5 Things You Should Know About the ACA

It has been five years since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the ACA) was signed into law. Here are 5 things you should know about some of the key ACA requirements for businesses in 2015:

7 Legal Issues Your Small Business Should Have Covered

No small business owner likes thinking about their legal needs. But like it or not, the law can have a major impact on your small business. From protecting your creations against copycats to negotiating the best deals with vendors, getting the legal side right is crucial for your business's success.

EEOC Reports Updated Sexual Harassment Prevention Strategies for the Workplace

In June of this year, the EEOC published a report which concluded that sexual harassment prevention efforts in the workplace are failing and need...

Employment Laws Made Easy for Small Business Owners

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), entrepreneurs must deal with employment laws covering everything from preventing discrimination to posting the correct workplace posters.

7 Tips for Handling Your First Lawsuit

It was January 26, 2012 and I was having a great morning—until I was abruptly confronted by a joint lawsuit filed by Facebook and the Washington Attorney General for several serious claims against our company.

Top 8 Tips for Preventing Employee Theft

Employee theft is not unheard of. In fact, it is one of the most serious threats that loom over small businesses. Slack recruitment, careless supervision, misdirected trust, and a lack of financial controls can ultimately result in internal theft or employee theft.

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