Entrepreneur: Latest from Jeffrey Steinberger http://www.entrepreneur.com The latest small business tips and advice from Entrepreneur.com. en-us Copyright 2014 Entrepreneur.com Inc., All rights reserved. Entrepreneur.com webmaster@entrepreneur.com (webmaster) 5 Business Wed, 18 Mar 2009 00:00:00 GMT Need to Register a Fictitious Business Name? Probably. The process is simple, the benefits tangible, so make sure you're covered. Wed, 18 Mar 2009 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/200842 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/200842 Probably. The process is simple, the benefits tangible, so make sure you're covered. Can I Operate my Business as a Non-Profit? Probably not, but it's important to understand exactly what one is. Tue, 04 Nov 2008 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/198326 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/198326 Probably not, but it's important to understand exactly what one is. How to Search for Existing Patents Before you spend a lot of time an energy creating the next big thing, use a patent search to make sure it hasn't already been done. Thu, 11 Sep 2008 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/196928 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/196928 Before you spend a lot of time an energy creating the next big thing, use a patent search to make sure it hasn't already been done. Recovering Business Losses From Criminal Activity It's not always easy, but you've got options. Wed, 16 Jul 2008 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/195714 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/195714 It's not always easy, but you've got options. Sharing the Cost of Business Labor laws vary from state to state when it comes to passing along certain business expenses to your employees. Be sure to know when and where it's legal to do so. Thu, 28 Feb 2008 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/191016 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/191016 Labor laws vary from state to state when it comes to passing along certain business expenses to your employees. Be sure to know when and where it's legal to do so. Taking Out a Reverse Mortgage For senior citizen entrepreneurs that own a home, a reverse mortgage could provide the financing you need during difficult times. But beware. Wed, 30 Jan 2008 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/189684 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/189684 For senior citizen entrepreneurs that own a home, a reverse mortgage could provide the financing you need during difficult times. But beware. Pay Discrimination Developments Find out how a recent Supreme Court decision affects your company now and what to expect in the future. Fri, 30 Nov 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/188010 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/188010 Find out how a recent Supreme Court decision affects your company now and what to expect in the future. Control in a General Partnership When you're in business with partners, make sure your agreement covers how much control each person has. Tue, 30 Oct 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/186122 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/186122 When you're in business with partners, make sure your agreement covers how much control each person has. Religion and the Workplace Know what accommodations you're legally required to make when employees need time off work for religious observances. Wed, 19 Sep 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/184334 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/184334 Know what accommodations you're legally required to make when employees need time off work for religious observances. Your Right to Employee E-Mail If you want to access employee e-mail and computer usage, make sure you're clear about your rights from the start. Tue, 04 Sep 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/183564 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/183564 If you want to access employee e-mail and computer usage, make sure you're clear about your rights from the start. Finding the Right Lawyer Can one attorney handle all your needs? Here's what our expert has to say. Wed, 25 Jul 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/182148 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/182148 Can one attorney handle all your needs? Here's what our expert has to say. New Discrimination Guidelines Make sure you're current on the new EEOC guidelines prohibiting discrimination against workers with caregiver responsibilities. Fri, 29 Jun 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/181136 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/181136 Make sure you're current on the new EEOC guidelines prohibiting discrimination against workers with caregiver responsibilities. Are Noncompete Agreements Valid? If you want to prevent employees from leaving to work for a competitor, a noncompete agreement may not be your best bet. Thu, 31 May 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/179190 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/179190 If you want to prevent employees from leaving to work for a competitor, a noncompete agreement may not be your best bet. Employee or Independent Contractor? Here's how to determine which type of worker you have and whether you're liable for their actions. Mon, 07 May 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/177992 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/177992 Here's how to determine which type of worker you have and whether you're liable for their actions. The Insurance Your Business Needs Confused about which types of insurance you need? Here are some that you shouldn't overlook. Thu, 05 Apr 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/176720 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/176720 Confused about which types of insurance you need? Here are some that you shouldn't overlook. Is This Contract Valid? Learn the nitty gritty about what makes an agreement legally binding. Wed, 28 Feb 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/175238 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/175238 Learn the nitty gritty about what makes an agreement legally binding. Getting Out of a Commercial Lease Before you sign on the dotted line, make sure you've covered your bases for legally exiting your lease early. Wed, 24 Jan 2007 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/173568 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/173568 Before you sign on the dotted line, make sure you've covered your bases for legally exiting your lease early. Protecting Your Business's Name Don't want some other business to steal your company name? Here's how to guard against that. Thu, 14 Dec 2006 00:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/171642 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/171642 Don't want some other business to steal your company name? Here's how to guard against that.