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5 Year-End Tax Tips to Get You Ready for 2014
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5 Year-End Tax Tips to Get You Ready for 2014

Taking some time now to get your finances and taxes in order can bring substantial savings come tax season.
Law School Never Taught Me to Be an Entrepreneur
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Law School Never Taught Me to Be an Entrepreneur

You can't teach lawyers to be entrepreneurs. But you can give them experiences in law school to understand how entrepreneurs work and think.
3 Agreement Types Every Entrepreneur Needs
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3 Agreement Types Every Entrepreneur Needs

If you fail to implement a formal agreement, there can be costly consequences in the end. Be sure to put it in writing and save the hassle down the road.
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Peter Buckland
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Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Peter Buckland

Lawyer Peter Buckland wants to answer your big startup questions about allocating equity, setting up a board of directors, raising capital and intellectual property.
Spotify to Musicians: Don't Hate On Us
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Spotify to Musicians: Don't Hate On Us

The streaming music service is determined to convince artists, both big and small, that streaming can be a real money maker.
GoldieBlox Removes Popular Video After Legal Fight With the Beastie Boys
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GoldieBlox Removes Popular Video After Legal Fight With the Beastie Boys

In a message posted to its site, the girls game-maker says 'we don't want to fight.'
Tax Tips for Writing Off Your Holiday Party
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Tax Tips for Writing Off Your Holiday Party

As we head into the holiday season filled with business events and parties, it's important to keep in mind that the IRS is strict with its tax-write off standards.
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GoldieBlox and Beastie Boys In Copyright Infringement Fight Over Viral Video

The girls game-maker takes some heat after a video it produced has received more than 7 million views on YouTube.
The Big Benefits Behind These Three Little Letters: D.B.A.
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The Big Benefits Behind These Three Little Letters: D.B.A.

A "Doing Business As" filing can be used to both start or expand a current business on the quick. Here, accounting whiz Mark Kohler parses the innumerable ways he loves DBAs.
Legal Basics: What You Need to Know About the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
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Legal Basics: What You Need to Know About the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

If you plan on running a contest, make sure your promotion is DMCA-compliant first.
A Smarter Approach to Non-Disclosure Agreements
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A Smarter Approach to Non-Disclosure Agreements

While non-disclosure agreements can help protect you, be careful about how you use them.
Safeguarding Your Brand? Avoid Intellectual Property Landmines
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Safeguarding Your Brand? Avoid Intellectual Property Landmines

Your idea isn't the only thing that needs protection. Your name, your logo, your images and your sounds--are the intellectual property that makes your business your own.
Incorporating? Avoid these 5 Mistakes
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Incorporating? Avoid these 5 Mistakes

Deciding when to put an Inc. at the end of your company name can seem like a big step, but those three letters can offer some precious protections.
Hiring a Lawyer: 5 Mistakes to Avoid
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Hiring a Lawyer: 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Getting the best counsel for your buck is a big step for every startup. Our experts suggest 5 ways to do it right.
7 Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing Your Business Entity
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7 Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing Your Business Entity

There's a lot of wrong information out there when it comes to deciding how you ought to incorporate your business. Don't make these seven mistakes.
Why Friends And Family Are Your Worst Business Enemies
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Why Friends And Family Are Your Worst Business Enemies

Investing with friends and family is usually a recipe for disaster. If you're going to go for it, here are some essential legal steps to keep your finances and friendships from falling apart.
7 Biggest Myths Business Owners Believe About Using Copyrighted Material
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7 Biggest Myths Business Owners Believe About Using Copyrighted Material

When it comes to copyright, how savvy are you? Here are the biggest misconceptions business-owners have about using copyrighted material.
What Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Can Teach You About Stealing Ideas
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What Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Can Teach You About Stealing Ideas

No matter how much 'you know you want it,' chances are your business idea is not original. Here's what you can do to stay out of legal trouble.
How a Handshake Can Destroy Your Business
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How a Handshake Can Destroy Your Business

Handshakes, verbal agreements and even email documentation aren't enough to ensure you aren't in legal trouble should a business relationship go sour. Here's how to protect yourself.
Why Your Lawyer Might Be Wrong For Your Business
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Why Your Lawyer Might Be Wrong For Your Business

It's easy to hire the wrong lawyer and not realize it until you've lost lots of money. Here are four signs to watch out for.
Don't Launch Your Business Without Covering These Legal Bases
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Don't Launch Your Business Without Covering These Legal Bases

Too many entrepreneurs risk losing their business by not taking care of these six crucial legal aspects.
How Entrepreneurs Can Avoid Microsoft's SkyDrive Trademark Misstep
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How Entrepreneurs Can Avoid Microsoft's SkyDrive Trademark Misstep

Follow these expert tips for naming your startup and protecting your brand from trademark infringement.
Using Someone Else's Intellectual Property Comes At a Price
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Using Someone Else's Intellectual Property Comes At a Price

In the IP wars, you have to figure out if a potential violation is worth the penalties you might pay.
How Not to Get Sued When You Start Mobile Marketing
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How Not to Get Sued When You Start Mobile Marketing

Keep these four concepts in mind to avoid legal issues with your mobile marketing campaign.
Businesses Have Additional Year Before Facing Obamacare Penalty Fees
Human Resources

Businesses Have Additional Year Before Facing Obamacare Penalty Fees

The Obama Administration announces that it will delay the health-reform fines for businesses with 50 or more employees until 2015.
DOMA Is Dead: What That Means for Your Business
Human Resources

DOMA Is Dead: What That Means for Your Business

The Supreme Court voted to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act this week. Here's a look at some of the ways it could affect your business.
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