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 | 2017-03-09T13:43:55+00:00 January 11th, 2017|Contracts, Freelancers, Small Business, 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 | 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|

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 | 2017-03-09T13:43:56+00:00 December 14th, 2016|News & Events, 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|