Contracts

How to Negotiate a Contract

"Everything is negotiable." Ok, well not everything, but many things are. Here are nine tips to help you negotiate your next contract. To begin, you should note that if a contract contains errors, or simply doesn’t meet your expectations, you should raise your concerns and negotiate new or modified terms that are mutually acceptable. [...]

By | 2017-08-28T20:49:35+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Contracts, Freelancers, Small Business, Startups|

How to Review a Contract

Many entrepreneurs struggle when it comes to reviewing contracts. Here's a two step process to make it a little easier for you. At the outset, you should look at things from a high level. Then, dive deep into the nitty gritty. [Learn More: How to Negotiate a Contract] High Level Review At a high [...]

By | 2017-08-28T20:50:24+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Contracts, Freelancers, Small Business, Startups|

Three Critical Issues in Intellectual Property Contract Terms

Ownership of intellectual property is a critical issue in many contract negotiations. Learn the basics about what entrepreneurs should know in this post. Intellectual property is often the most valuable asset of many companies, especially startups. That's why it is important to clearly address ownership of intellectual property in your contracts with third parties. [...]

By | 2017-03-25T13:07:00+00:00 March 25th, 2017|Contracts, Freelancers, Intellectual Property, Small Business, Startups|

Why Your Website Needs a DMCA/Copyright Policy

If you operate a website, you should consider enacting a DMCA policy to limit your exposure to copyright infringement claims. In this post, we'll explain your risk and how you can protect your startup or small business. (You might also want to check out our two part series on terms of use and privacy policies - here [...]

By | 2017-03-25T13:07:53+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Contracts, Freelancers, Intellectual Property, Small Business, Startups|

Terms of Use & Privacy Policies – What Entrepreneurs Should Know (Part Two)

The legal policies that accompany your startup's website or mobile app are important. Last week we explained why you might need them, this week we'll explain what goes in them. Terms of Use As we explained last week, your Terms of Use are legal terms that your users accept and agree to when they [...]

By | 2017-03-09T13:43:52+00:00 February 11th, 2017|Contracts, Freelancers, Intellectual Property, Small Business, Startups|

Terms of Use & Privacy Policies – What Entrepreneurs Should Know (Part One)

When you launch a website or app you are probably not thinking about legal issues, but you should. Depending on what your website or app does, you may need legal terms to protect you. In this post you'll learn the basics of Terms of Use and Privacy Policies and why you might need them. In [...]

By | 2017-03-09T13:43:54+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Contracts, Freelancers, Intellectual Property, Small Business, Startups|

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 | 2017-03-09T13:43:55+00:00 January 13th, 2017|Contracts, Freelancers, Small Business, Startups|