Small Business

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 | 2017-03-09T13:43:56+00:00 December 30th, 2016|Freelancers, Intellectual Property, Small Business, Startups|

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 | 2017-03-09T13:43:56+00:00 December 16th, 2016|Small Business, Startups|

Piercing The Corporate Veil – When “Limited Liability” May Not Protect You

The limited liability associated with corporations and LLCs is among the best benefits to running a business as an entity rather than on your own behalf. But if you are not careful, you can lose that limited liability. We’ll explain how that happens in this post and provide tips on how to prevent it. [...]

By | 2017-03-09T13:43:59+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Freelancers, Small Business, Startups|

Starting a Business? Don’t Create an Accidental Partnership!

Starting a business is exciting. But in the whirlwind that surrounds getting started, it is easy to make a huge mistake that can lead to a host of legal problems. In this post we’ll explain how accidental partnerships are created, what that means, and how to avoid that mistake. “Partnership” Defined In most states, [...]

By | 2017-03-09T13:44:00+00:00 October 20th, 2016|Freelancers, Small Business, Startups|

Guest Article in Startland News: Alternatives to Non-Compete Agreements

Non-compete agreements have both positive and negative consequences. On the one hand, they protect employers from competition and help to prevent disclosure of confidential information. Additionally, they can promote work force training and innovation. But on the other hand, they can have very negative impacts to wages, labor mobility, and local economies. Our recent [...]

By | 2017-03-09T13:44:00+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Employees/Contractors, Small Business, Startups|