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How to Ask Your Partner for a Prenup
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How to Ask Your Partner for a Prenup

Starting a new marriage is exciting, but bringing up the subject of protecting your business can be awkward. Here are five tips to start the conversation.
Why Rupert Murdoch's Divorce Is a Wakeup Call for Business Owners
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Why Rupert Murdoch's Divorce Is a Wakeup Call for Business Owners

Here's a look at three common scenarios an entrepreneur may face and possible solutions for divorce-proofing your company.
Patent Trolls Hit With a One-Two Punch
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Patent Trolls Hit With a One-Two Punch

Several lawmakers took action and proposed anti-trolling bills in the months leading up to Tuesday's White House crackdown.
How to Know If You Need to Patent Your Product
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How to Know If You Need to Patent Your Product

You are ready to introduce your invention to the world, but first you should consider whether your new product requires a patent to help make it commercially viable.
3 Tips for Doing Deals With Big Companies
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3 Tips for Doing Deals With Big Companies

A role-playing event at a New York City incubator shows what early-stage startups should look out for when trying to land their first big client.
Obama Takes Aim at 'Patent Trolls'
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Obama Takes Aim at 'Patent Trolls'

Combating patent-law abuse was among the subjects the President talked about in a Google Hangout following up his State of the Union address.
3 Critical Elements of Client Agreements
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3 Critical Elements of Client Agreements

Attorney Nina Kaufman outlines what's needed before you begin working with a client.
3 Steps to Avoiding Late Payments
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3 Steps to Avoiding Late Payments

Attorney Nina Kaufman offers advice on collecting payments from customers in a timely and efficient way.
3 Reasons to Consider a Legal Exit Strategy
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3 Reasons to Consider a Legal Exit Strategy

Attorney Nina Kaufman explains how an exit strategy can be useful if unexpected situations arise.
These Entrepreneurs Fought the Law. . . And Won.
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These Entrepreneurs Fought the Law. . . And Won.

From zoning ordinances to quirky local statutes, legal issues can slow down a launch or expansion. Some entrepreneurs take matters into their own hands.
The American Pickers Guide to Negotiating
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The American Pickers Guide to Negotiating

Hate to negotiate? Fans of the History Channel's hit reality show about a pair of likable antique dealers might learn to love it -- and get better at it.
How to Choose the Best Legal Entity for Your Business
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How to Choose the Best Legal Entity for Your Business

Choosing a legal entity can be complicated, but it can help protect your business's assets. Attorney Mark Kohler explains.
Main Street Merchants Aren't Deterred by Red Tape
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Main Street Merchants Aren't Deterred by Red Tape

As politicians vilify regulations on the campaign trail, consider the results from a recent survey of small-business owners. It seems regulations aren't as onerous as some think.
Protecting Your Knowledge -- and Your Business
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Protecting Your Knowledge -- and Your Business

If you're in the business of selling information -- from books and podcasts to seminars and consulting -- protect your information and your business with these legal steps.
D.C. Debt Debacle: What Not to Do in High-Stakes Negotiations
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D.C. Debt Debacle: What Not to Do in High-Stakes Negotiations

How to negotiate past an impasse when the stakes are high.
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How to Protect Your Intellectual Property Rights

Created as a pressure release for patent office overload, the controversial America Invents Act may give big business the edge in securing patents. Here's a guide to protecting your intellectual property rights in the post-act age.
When a Win for Wal-Mart Is a Win for Small Business
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When a Win for Wal-Mart Is a Win for Small Business

The U.S. Supreme Court prevented a class action discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart from going forward. But that decision could also embolden small businesses.
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What You Need to Know About Online Use Law

When it comes to your company's online presence, what you don't know about copyright law can hurt you.
What to Do When Your Partnership Sours
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What to Do When Your Partnership Sours

When there's no more middle ground, a strong partnership agreement can save you the hassles of an expensive legal battle.
Don't Let Sweat Equity Create 'Phantom Income'
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Don't Let Sweat Equity Create 'Phantom Income'

How to set up an LLC without creating taxable income for your sweat-equity partner
Save Money by Renegotiating Your Lease
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Save Money by Renegotiating Your Lease

Carefully consider the economic benefits to reach a win-win agreement.
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Protect Yourself From Overtime Violations

8 tips to ward off wage and hour claims with a culture of compliance.
The Art of Negotiating
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The Art of Negotiating

A practical guide to getting what you want, when you want it, at the price you want.
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Why Getting a "C" Might Be Smart Business

Incorporating could be the perfect suit of armor for protecting your wealth.
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6 Ways to Save Your Shirt

Should you decide to skip an attorney, this excerpt will provide invaluable assistance to achieve successful business contracts.
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Avoid Legal Time Bombs

Learn whether your business is vulnerable to getting sued. Find the holes in your business, and stop lawsuits before they start.
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