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People Who Use Chrome or Firefox Are More Productive Than Their Peers

Research shows that people who use Chrome or Firefox are more productive - but it's not the browser that causes that effect; it's how they live their life. Adam Grant's book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, contains a fascinating example of what makes some people more successful than others. While researching why some customer service agents stayed [...]

By | January 16th, 2017|Good Reads (Books/Blogs/Articles), Opinion|

What Entrepreneurs Should Know About Boilerplate Contract Provisions (Part Two)

This is the second post in a series about the innocent looking boilerplate provisions at the end of your contract that are more important than you might think. In the first post, we explained seven boilerplate provisions related to the interpretation of your contract and in this post we'll explore five common legal provisions that impact your rights if a [...]

By | January 13th, 2017|Contracts, Freelancers, Small Business, Startups|

What Entrepreneurs Should Know About Boilerplate Contract Provisions (Part One)

Don't be fooled by the innocent looking boilerplate provisions at the end of your contract - they are more important than you might think. Nearly every contract concludes with a set of standard boilerplate provisions (sometimes called the miscellaneous section). These provisions deal with the interpretation of the contract's terms and enforcement of the contract. [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|Contracts, Freelancers, Small Business, Startups|

Missouri Closed Tesla… You Should Help Bring it Back!

Update:The Court of Appeals issued a ruling allowing Tesla to obtain a new license for 2017 while the company appeals the lower court's ruling. This is a positive step forward but due to the language in the current law I think there is a good chance Tesla will lose on appeal. Consequently, updating our dealer laws is still [...]

By | January 4th, 2017|Opinion, Regulations|

What Entrepreneurs Should Know About Trademark Law

Too many entrepreneurs contact me *after* discovering they may not own their company name. Don't let that happen to you! In this post we'll explore the core aspects of trademark law that every entrepreneur should know. Trademarks protect your name/logo A trademark is any name, logo, slogan, etc., that is used to identify and distinguish your [...]

By | December 30th, 2016|Freelancers, Intellectual Property, Small Business, Startups|

Fellow Lawyers, Please Stop Writing Numbers Twice!

Writing numbers twice is unnecessary. It's legalese, hard to read, and worse, more likely to cause a mistake. Let's stop doing it! Let me explain why it should end... Many lawyers love to write numbers twice For example: "Louise agrees to work at Bob's restaurant for ten (10) hours on Saturday." Some lawyers say it provides clarity. [...]

By | December 21st, 2016|Contracts, Opinion|

How to Split Equity in Your Startup

When founding a new startup it is common to have disagreements over how much equity each founder should receive. In this post we will look at six things you should consider when splitting up your startup's equity to help you keep moving forward. Be fair In my opinion, this is the most important consideration. Research shows [...]

By | December 16th, 2016|Small Business, Startups|

7 Tech Companies Helping Kansas City – KC IPP Demo Day

I attended the Kansas City Innovation Partnership Demo Day tonight at the Sprint Accelerator to learn about seven tech startups in the city's Innovation Partnership program that are using technology to help the city operate more efficiently and better serve its citizens. You can learn more about the program and the partners on the IPP website. Like [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|News & Events, Startups|