Startups

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|

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|

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 | October 10th, 2016|Employees/Contractors, Small Business, Startups|