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Fraud Rattles SBA Program

An investigation of HUBZone revealed millions in loans to ineligible and even fake businesses.
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16 Lies of Lawyers

Listen for these all-too-common phrases--and then take them for what they really mean.
Patenting Your Invention
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Patenting Your Invention

Patent attorney Patrick Roche of Fay Sharpe LLP talks about the history of the patent and when an entrepreneur who has an invention idea should apply and file for a patent.
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Do You Know Where Your Contracts Are?

Contract management software can prevent violations, improve accessibility and save both time and money.
Protecting Your Business in a Divorce
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Protecting Your Business in a Divorce

With the right preparation, your business can survive even if your marriage doesn't.
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Surviving the Interview Minefield

What you need to know to protect yourself from illegal interview traps
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Forming an LLC in Nevada

Is there really an advantage to basing your LLC in Nevada? Or is that just a myth? One business attorney spells out the pros and cons.
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Common Cases in Small Claims Court

For entrepreneurs, contract disputes and landlord-tenant disagreements are the two most frequent reasons you'll pay a visit to small claims court. Find out how to prepare a winning case.
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Operating Your Corporation

Once you've incorporated your business, you've got to maintain your corporate responsibilities. This easy to-do list will keep you organized.
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Business Expenses to Deduct Now

A quick primer on the business expenses that are deductible on your next tax return.
The 7 Most Common Estate-Planning Myths
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The 7 Most Common Estate-Planning Myths

Worries about probate or high estate taxes keeping you up at night? Put your worries to bed with this primer on the most common myths you can afford to ignore.
Alternatives to Declaring Business Bankruptcy
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Alternatives to Declaring Business Bankruptcy

Trying to avoid declaring chapter 11? Here are two other choices that'll help you stay out of bankruptcy court.
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The End of a Business Partnership

Whether you're in the honeymoon phase or on the verge of divorce, these strategies will help your company survive the storms of business partnerships.
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Bulletproof Terms for Every Contract

These 23 must-include terms will help prevent an attack on any contract you establish.
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Negotiating Your Way Out of a Bad Situation

Ever find yourself on the losing end of a negotiation? Try these tips for coming out of top every time.
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Sharing the Cost of Business

Labor laws vary from state to state when it comes to passing along certain business expenses to your employees. Be sure to know when and where it's legal to do so.
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Taking Out a Reverse Mortgage

For senior citizen entrepreneurs that own a home, a reverse mortgage could provide the financing you need during difficult times. But beware.
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The Law of Contracting Electronically

Is your agreement through e-mail legally binding? Find out what kind of online communication constitutes a legal contract.
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A Fight or Flight Reaction

Frivolous litigation is a fear that strikes the heart of every business owner. Here's what you can do about it.
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Pay Discrimination Developments

Find out how a recent Supreme Court decision affects your company now and what to expect in the future.
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Control in a General Partnership

When you're in business with partners, make sure your agreement covers how much control each person has.
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Religion and the Workplace

Know what accommodations you're legally required to make when employees need time off work for religious observances.
Finding the Right Lawyer
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Finding the Right Lawyer

Can one attorney handle all your needs? Here's what our expert has to say.
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New Discrimination Guidelines

Make sure you're current on the new EEOC guidelines prohibiting discrimination against workers with caregiver responsibilities.
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Estate Planning for an Owner-Dependent Business

It's never too early to start planning for what will happen to your business when you're gone.
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Are Noncompete Agreements Valid?

If you want to prevent employees from leaving to work for a competitor, a noncompete agreement may not be your best bet.
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