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W9s & 1099s – What Freelancers & Entrepreneurs Should Know

It's easy to confuse W9s and 1099s so here's a primer on what entrepreneurs and freelancers should know. A Little Background In the ever growing freelance economy in Kansas City, more and more people are being paid as independent contractors rather than as traditional employees. When you are paid as an employee, your employer reports [...]

By | 2017-06-29T17:30:13+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Trade Secrets 101 – What Entrepreneurs Should Know

Protecting your trade secrets is becoming more and more important for startups and small businesses. Here's what you should know. Unlike the other forms of IP, which are primarily protected through federal laws, trade secrets are primarily protected through state laws. That means every state maintains their own trade secret statutes. However, most of them [...]

By | 2017-05-25T13:57:33+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Intellectual Property, Small Business, Startups|

Patents 101 – What Entrepreneurs Should Know

If you've invented something new and useful, you should consider seeking patent protection for your new invention. Startups and small businesses are always inventing things. And in certain situations, it makes sense to seek a patent on your invention to prevent others from using it. (Learn more about Intellectual Property: Copyrights 101  |  Trademarks 101  [...]

By | 2017-05-24T13:58:51+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Freelancers, Intellectual Property, Small Business, Startups|

Trademarks 101 – What Entrepreneurs Should Know

Startups and small businesses should take trademark law seriously! You must protect what's yours and avoid infringing the trademarks of others. Whether in Kansas City or on the coasts, it is critical that startups and small businesses understand and comply with trademark law. In this post we'll walk you through the basics of what you [...]

By | 2017-05-24T14:05:42+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Freelancers, Intellectual Property, Small Business, Startups|

Let’s Work Together to Create Modern Regulations in Kansas City

For Kansas City to thrive in the future, we must be smart about regulating new technology platforms today. Among the many things I've learned serving on the Policy Committee of the KC Tech Council is that there are thousands of technology job openings in the region, yet not enough highly-skilled technology professionals to fill those jobs. [...]

By | 2017-05-12T20:03:38+00:00 May 12th, 2017|News & Events, Opinion, Regulations, Startups|

Copyrights 101 – What Entrepreneurs Should Know

Copyright law is confusing, even for many business attorneys. But you can't ignore it. It's too important. Regardless if you are a high-growth startup, a freelancer, or a small business in Kansas City, you need to take copyright law seriously. More specifically, you need to make sure you own the copyright in your works and that [...]

By | 2017-05-24T14:05:19+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Freelancers, Intellectual Property, Small Business, Startups|