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No Brown M&M's: What Van Halen's Insane Contract Clause Teaches Entrepreneurs
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What was thought of a case of rock star excess actually provides a powerful business lesson.
March 24, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Up Your Odds of Snatching Freelancing Projects From Experienced Competitors

Up Your Odds of Snatching Freelancing Projects From Experienced Competitors

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When you're first starting out, you need to build your reputation. Here's how to increase your chances in landing your first few gigs.
February 21, 2014 in Finding Customers
7 Tips for Becoming an Expert Barterer

7 Tips for Becoming an Expert Barterer

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The exchange of goods and services rather than money is alive and thriving in today's startup economy. Here's how to get in on the action.
February 21, 2014 in Networking
How to Choose the Best Printer for Your Direct Mail Campaign

How to Choose the Best Printer for Your Direct Mail Campaign

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These tips can help you choose the printer whose product and service will meet your needs.
February 11, 2014 in Starting a Business
Keeping Your Intellectual Property Safe and Sound

Keeping Your Intellectual Property Safe and Sound

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Whether they know it or not, almost all startups possess some sort of intellectual property. Here are a few ways to protect these IP secrets.
February 7, 2014 in Security
Are You Putting Your Company's Good Standing At Risk?

Are You Putting Your Company's Good Standing At Risk?

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It can take hours, and hundreds of dollars in added fees, to try to figure out why your company has been placed in bad standing by the state. Here's how to avoid that.
December 12, 2013 in Legal Center
3 Agreement Types Every Entrepreneur Needs

3 Agreement Types Every Entrepreneur Needs

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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.
December 6, 2013 in Legal Center
How to Know When It's Time to Break Up With a Client

How to Know When It's Time to Break Up With a Client

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"Follow the passion; don't follow the dollar," says CEO Harry Herington.
December 2, 2013 in Management & Operations
How Housing Franchises Got Back on Their Feet

How Housing Franchises Got Back on Their Feet

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The subprime mortgage crisis wreaked havoc on the U.S. housing market, but several franchises that operate in the sector managed to weather the storm.
October 23, 2013 in Franchises
Do Angry McDonald's Franchisees Have a Leg to Stand On?

Do Angry McDonald's Franchisees Have a Leg to Stand On?

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If you're thinking of becoming the owner of any franchise someday, there's an important lesson contained in what's currently going on with this fast-food giant.
August 23, 2013 in Franchises
How a Handshake Can Destroy Your Business

How a Handshake Can Destroy Your Business

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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.
August 16, 2013 in Legal Center
3 Tips for Doing Deals With Big Companies

3 Tips for Doing Deals With Big Companies

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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.
May 21, 2013 in Legal Center
Video: Why Written Agreements Are Critical for Doing BusinessPlay Video

Why Written Agreements Are Critical for Doing Business (Video)

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Attorney Nina Kaufman on why the days of 'doing business on a handshake' are over.
September 27, 2012 in Legal Basics For Startups
The American Pickers Guide to Negotiating

The American Pickers Guide to Negotiating

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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.
May 10, 2012 in Legal Center
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
D.C. Debt Debacle: What Not to Do in High-Stakes Negotiations

D.C. Debt Debacle: What Not to Do in High-Stakes Negotiations

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How to negotiate past an impasse when the stakes are high.
July 29, 2011 in Legal Center
The Most Overlooked Market for Small Business

The Most Overlooked Market for Small Business

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Small businesses don't often think of big businesses as possible clients. But for those that do, here's a new online tool that's designed to help entrepreneurs make big-biz sales.
May 23, 2011 in Marketing
E-Signatures Streamline the Contract Process

E-Signatures Streamline the Contract Process

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E-signatures streamline the contract process
February 22, 2011 in Technology
Save Money by Renegotiating Your Lease

Save Money by Renegotiating Your Lease

Carefully consider the economic benefits to reach a win-win agreement.
November 3, 2009 in Legal Center
The Art of Negotiating

The Art of Negotiating

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A practical guide to getting what you want, when you want it, at the price you want.
August 24, 2009 in Legal Center

6 Ways to Save Your Shirt

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Should you decide to skip an attorney, this excerpt will provide invaluable assistance to achieve successful business contracts.
April 13, 2009 in Legal Center

The Law of Contracting Electronically

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Is your agreement through e-mail legally binding? Find out what kind of online communication constitutes a legal contract.
January 29, 2008 in Legal Center

Secrets to a Successful Business Contract

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Learn how correctly using names in a contract can help financially protect you and your company.
March 5, 2007 in Legal Center

Getting Out of a Commercial Lease

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Before you sign on the dotted line, make sure you've covered your bases for legally exiting your lease early.
January 24, 2007 in Legal Center

Putting Your Oral Agreement in Writing

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A reliance letter can put teeth in an oral agreement.
June 1, 2006 in Legal Center

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