Legal Basics For Startups

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How to Build an Advisory Board
Choosing a Business Structure

How to Build an Advisory Board

Why you should consider building an advisory team alongside your business plan -- and how to get started.
3 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Naming Your Business
Naming Your Business

3 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Naming Your Business

Here's a look at three entrepreneurs who have changed company names and the lessons they learned.
7 Qualities to Look For in a Lawyer
Legal Basics For Startups

7 Qualities to Look For in a Lawyer

Once you have a list of attorneys to consider, be sure to watch what they say and do before you sign them on.
10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Small-Business Attorney
Legal Basics For Startups

10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Small-Business Attorney

A quick guide to finding a legal professional that is the right fit for your business.
Incorporating Your Business
Choosing a Business Structure

Incorporating Your Business

When starting your business, it's worth taking the time to think through which legal structure will be best for you and your business. Here is some guidance on the basics.
How to Decide Which Role Is Right for You (Flow Chart)
Choosing a Business Structure

How to Decide Which Role Is Right for You (Flow Chart)

Having a great business idea doesn't necessarily mean you'll make a good CEO. Take our quiz to see what role you are best suited for.
How Not to Get Burned When a Partnership Goes Bad
Legal Basics For Startups

How Not to Get Burned When a Partnership Goes Bad

Attorney Nina Kaufman on why a written agreement can be a critical asset for keeping partners accountable.
How to Choose the Best Legal Structure for Your Startup
Choosing a Business Structure

How to Choose the Best Legal Structure for Your Startup

A look at the pros and cons you should consider before deciding on a business structure.
The Top 3 Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make and How to Avoid Them
Legal Basics For Startups

The Top 3 Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make and How to Avoid Them

Messy legal issues can derail a new business. It's best to keep it clean from the start.
Why Patents Won't Protect You
Legal Basics For Startups

Why Patents Won't Protect You

Brian Cohen, an early investor in Pinterest, says entrepreneurs should get over their fears of being ripped off.
3 Reasons Sole Proprietorship Might Not Be Right for You
Choosing a Business Structure

3 Reasons Sole Proprietorship Might Not Be Right for You

Attorney Nina Kaufman on when entrepreneurs should steer clear of this business entity.
Legal Tips for Setting Up a 'DBA'
Naming Your Business

Legal Tips for Setting Up a 'DBA'

Attorney Nina Kaufman on establishing a new name under which your company can do business.
Why Written Agreements Are Critical for Doing Business
Legal Basics For Startups

Why Written Agreements Are Critical for Doing Business

Attorney Nina Kaufman on why the days of 'doing business on a handshake' are over.
5 Business Naming Trends Startups Should Consider
Naming Your Business

5 Business Naming Trends Startups Should Consider

When coming up with a name for your startup, don't consider it lightly. But do consider these business-name trends.
3 Reasons to Incorporate Your Business
Legal Basics For Startups

3 Reasons to Incorporate Your Business

Attorney Nina Kaufman on when it makes sense to incorporate your startup company.
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