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|

If You’re Not Using Electronic Signatures, You’re Doing It Wrong!

Electronic signatures are valid in almost all situations. And if you want to make your business (or law firm) run as efficiently as possible, you should use them. In this post we’ll talk about about whether electronic signatures are legal, the benefits to using them, and how you can get started using them today. The [...]

By | 2017-03-09T13:44:01+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|Contracts, Freelancers, Legal Tech, Small Business, Startups|

What Freelancers Need to Know About LLCs

Kansas City freelancers don’t have to create an LLC for their business, but there are many reasons they should consider doing so. We’ll look at five of those reasons in this post. Limited Liability As the name suggests, a “Limited Liability” Company creates limited liability for its owners – this means the owners are [...]

By | 2017-03-09T13:44:01+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Freelancers, Small Business, Startups|

How to Decide Whether to Hire an Employee or a Contractor

When hiring for your business you should carefully consider whether you need an employee or independent contractor because the differences are really important. If you hire an employee you will have more control over their work and performance, but you'll pay more to the government and have more administrative work. If you hire a contractor, you lose some [...]

By | 2017-03-09T13:44:01+00:00 September 26th, 2016|Contracts, Employees/Contractors, Freelancers, Small Business, Startups|

Non-Compete v. Non-Solicitations – Differences You Should Know

Non-compete and non-solicitation terms are often misunderstood. And regardless if you are running a small freelance business or a high-growth startup, you need to understand the differences between these restrictive covenants. Key Differences A non-compete agreement is a restrictive covenant that prevents an employee from terminating her employment and opening or working for a [...]

By | 2017-03-09T13:44:02+00:00 September 21st, 2016|Contracts, Employees/Contractors, Small Business, Startups|