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Legal Basics For Startups

When to Take Legal Action Over Late-Paying CustomersPlay Video

When to Take Legal Action Over Late-Paying Customers (Video)

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Consider these three issues before suing a client over unpaid fees.
July 24, 2012 in Legal Basics For Startups
The Biggest Legal Mistake to Avoid in PartnershipsPlay Video

The Biggest Legal Mistake to Avoid in Partnerships (Video)

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About to strike a business partnership? Attorney Nina Kaufman shares advice on how to do it right.
July 12, 2012 in Legal Basics For Startups
Privacy of Location-Based Services on FCC's Radar

Privacy of Location-Based Services on FCC's Radar

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The Federal Communications Commission is turning its attention to privacy issues surrounding the growing use by businesses of location-based services.
July 5, 2012 in Legal Basics For Startups
How to Stop a Competitor from Using a Similar Business NamePlay Video

How to Stop a Competitor from Using a Similar Business Name (Video)

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Attorney Nina Kaufman explains the steps you can take to protect your name.
July 5, 2012 in Naming Your Business
Bringing on a Business Partner? Avoid This Common Mistake

Bringing on a Business Partner? Avoid This Common Mistake

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Having a business partner can be invaluable. Having the wrong--or no--partnership agreements can be disastrous.
June 20, 2012 in Legal Basics For Startups
Why  Eco-Conscious Entrepreneurs Like Method View B Corp as a Badge of Honor

Why Eco-Conscious Entrepreneurs Like Method View B Corp as a Badge of Honor

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Three entrepreneurs, among the first to certify their businesses as B Corps, share how it has affected their companies and offer advice on the process.
June 18, 2012 in Legal Basics For Startups
How to Brainstorm a Great Business Name

How to Brainstorm a Great Business Name

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The right name for your company is out there. Here's how to find it.
June 4, 2012 in Naming Your Business
How to Know Which State to Incorporate Your BusinessPlay Video

How to Know Which State to Incorporate Your Business (Video)

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You might not want to incorporate in a state other than the one where your company is doing business, attorney Mark Kohler says.
May 30, 2012 in Legal Basics For Startups
How to Legally Protect Your Home If Your Business Is SuedPlay Video

How to Legally Protect Your Home If Your Business Is Sued (Video)

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Before starting up, it's important to set up protections for your personal assets, including your home. Here, attorney Mark Kohler explains.
Could You Charge 70% More With a Better Business Name?

Could You Charge 70% More With a Better Business Name?

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Is your small business stuck charging low prices for your products or services? The problem might not be what you're selling. Here's how one business raised prices by changing its name.
April 26, 2012 in Naming Your Business
7 Tips for Naming Your Business

7 Tips for Naming Your Business

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Choosing the right name for your business can have a lasting impact when it comes to propelling a business to success. Here are tips in choosing the right one.
April 23, 2012 in Naming Your Business
A Quick Guide to Naming Your Business

A Quick Guide to Naming Your Business

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How to decide what your business name should say about you and your company.
January 2, 2012 in Naming Your Business
For Net Neutrality Advocates, the Fight Continues

For Net Neutrality Advocates, the Fight Continues

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Some tech entrepreneurs say more regulation is needed to keep the Internet open -- especially when it comes to wireless providers.
November 22, 2011 in Legal Basics For Startups
Why Some Small Businesses Are Occupying Wall Street

Why Some Small Businesses Are Occupying Wall Street

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Small business owners have long panned practices like bailing out giant companies and paying inordinate sums to Wall Street bankers. But now, they're doing something about it.
October 19, 2011 in Legal Basics For Startups
Why Tech 'Treps are Up in Arms over the PROTECT IP Act

Why Tech 'Treps are Up in Arms over the PROTECT IP Act

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Tech entrepreneurs have lambasted a new bill that they say could stifle startups and innovation. Here's what you need to know about the PROTECT IP Act.
September 13, 2011 in Legal Basics For Startups
Five Overlooked Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

Five Overlooked Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

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When starting a business, details can get lost in the excitement of a new venture. Here are the top legal mistakes unwittingly made by new business owners -- and how to avoid them.
August 31, 2011 in Legal Basics For Startups
How Can I Find a Good Name for My Business?Play Video

How Can I Find a Good Name for My Business? (Video)

Mike Michalowicz, author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, with three tips to help you decide on a business name.
August 10, 2011 in Naming Your Business
How to Divorce-Proof Your Company

How to Divorce-Proof Your Company

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If your marriage is headed toward a breakup, these seven strategies can help protect your business if you end up in divorce court.
August 9, 2011 in Legal Basics For Startups
Paving the Way for More Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Paving the Way for More Immigrant Entrepreneurs

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The U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services has a new plan to speed the arrival of entrepreneurial immigrants.
August 8, 2011 in Legal Basics For Startups
FTC Takes Aim at 'Fake News' Websites

FTC Takes Aim at 'Fake News' Websites

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Advertisements framed as newsy websites are starting to draw the ire of the Federal Trade Commission, and with good reason.
July 5, 2011 in Legal Basics For Startups
Two Weeks to Startup: Day 6. Name Your Business

Two Weeks to Startup: Day 6. Name Your Business

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How to decide what you call your company. Plus, choosing a business structure.
February 14, 2011 in Naming Your Business
Register, Protect and Defend

Register, Protect and Defend

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How to stake and protect your claim when it comes to intellectual property.
January 3, 2011 in Legal Basics For Startups
How to Name Your Business

How to Name Your Business

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What's in a business name? Plenty. Follow this guide to choose a memorable name that will best represent your brand.
December 17, 2010 in Naming Your Business
How to Name -- or Re-Name -- Your Business

How to Name -- or Re-Name -- Your Business

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A seven-point primer for creating compelling business names and avoiding major mistakes
November 19, 2010 in Naming Your Business
10 Good Reasons Franchise Buyers Need A Lawyer

10 Good Reasons Franchise Buyers Need A Lawyer

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Before you sign for that franchise, have a pro read the fine print.
October 11, 2010 in Legal Basics For Startups
Business Structure Basics

Business Structure Basics

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With this basic guide, you'll be able to select the structure that suits your business best.
September 23, 2010 in Choosing a Business Structure
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