The Legal Side of Your Website

Understanding what information your website needs to legally provide for visitors is important for website administrators and business owners. Failing to offer the necessary information to customers and site visitors can put your organization in a legal bind.

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...

Why People Don’t Seek Legal Counsel

Many people who are in a situation where they could really use legal counsel choose not to get it. There are a number of reasons for this, including personality, intimidation, and cost concerns. Managing these issues will help you determine whether you need to seek outside help.

Is This Partner Arrangement Fair?

I get these emails, summarizing one side of an argument, asking me to guess or comment on fairness. For example, in an email I just received, the one asking me has worked for 18 months "with significant intellectual contribution."

Get Your Business Legal Ready for 2014

We've entered the home stretch of 2013 and the holidays are in full swing. The next few weeks will be hectic for everyone, but particularly for small business owners as it is easy to get overwhelmed this time of year. It's time to take a moment to stop and make sure your business is "legally fit" for 2014.

How to Successfully Hire the Right Attorney for Your Small Biz

Previously, I've written about how professional advisors are an ace in the hole for small businesses. Many of you have responded by inquiring how to choose and work with the right attorney for your small business.

Protect The Financial Health of Your Small Business with These Vital Documents

As an entrepreneur, you have a wide range of responsibilities and tasks to look after on a daily basis, from product or service development...

How to Know When You Need a Contract

Do you sometimes lie awake at night wondering what will happen if your biggest customer doesn't pay you? How about if the vendor handling your website upgrade takes off with your thousand-dollar down payment? These scenarios would be a nightmare for any bootstrapping entrepreneur—and they happen all the time.

Preventing Workplace Harassment in Small Business Settings

Workplace harassment is far more than annoying; it can be illegal and costly. An environment with aggressive behavior, repeated humiliation, or offensive remarks will result in low employee morale, decreased productivity, and high employee turnover.

What You Need to Know About Business Law

When you start a business, you will need to figure out the legal requirements that apply to your business and the laws that you need to adhere to.

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