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Imperfect Fit

What to do when your nonstandard business meets your standard insurance
International Growth

Protecting Your Trademark Overseas

If you want a global empire, you'll have to tackle international trademark protection.

Make Promises You Can Keep

If people can't take you at your word, you've got serious problems. Here are 4 simple ways to straighten up and fly right.
Legal Center

Managing Your Lawyer: Some Finer Points

Answers to some common questions that may arise when dealing with a lawyer
Business Travel

Good Ill Hunting

Getting the best deal from the ailing travel industry
Motivation and Retention

Need a Lift?

How to retain employees when pay raises and job security are but a memory
Family Business

Should You Hire Your Spouse?

Looking for qualified hires? Your significant other may be just what you're after.
Legal Center

Instant Mess

Grab the spackle. Instant messaging is the latest crack in your security.

An Ounce of Prevention . . .

May be worth its weight in gold when it comes to cutting insurance costs.

It's a Gamble

The cost of being underinsured might just defeat the purpose of insurance.
Legal Center

Asking for a Fight

You have to get tough with transgressors if you want to protect your intellectual property.
Legal Center

Seeking Counsel

Closing on a big deal and need an attorney? Here's how to find a deal-maker, not a deal-breaker.

It's Goal Time

You didn't think you'd make it through January without us nagging you to set goals, did you? Of course not.
Employment Law

Do Salaried Employees Legally Require Breaks?

There is no federal law, but watch out for state laws and union rules.
Employment Law

Outsource Your HR

Payroll, benefits, hiring, firing, tax compliance--erase those tasks from your to-do list by hiring an HR outsourcing firm.
Managing Employees

Encourage Employees to Think Like Owners

Incentives and bonuses can inspire employees to invest their energy in your business.

Partnering With an Older Partner

How to deal with the unique challenges involved with bridging the generation gap
Legal Center

LLC 101

Everything you ever wanted to know about forming your company as an LLC--and then some
Management & Operations

Finding Distributors for Your Product

Before you find and approach retailers, make sure you understand what they're looking for.
Growth Strategies

Want to Get Big? Try This

If your hot new product or service is a sure path to big-company success, these strategies will help you get there.
Management & Operations

Vegas, Baby!

Care to let your entrepreneurial fortunes ride out in the Nevada desert?
Management & Operations

Retailiatory Strike

Don't let the big boxes win without a fight. There's plenty of room for start-ups to make their mark in retail.
Business Travel

That'll Be Extra

Fees, fees and more fees--don't pay what you don't have to.
Compensation and Benefits

Aid Package

Is a little decision-making help needed to complete your employees' retirement plans?

Group Dynamics

Joining a trade association could set your business's agenda in motion.
Hiring Center

Not Hiring

Pretending you didn't get their resumes is no way to deal with rejection. Applicants need to know when it's over.
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