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How to Set the Right Tone for Contract Negotiations

How to Set the Right Tone for Contract Negotiations

Reading the fine-print is important, but big picture items -- and a little humor -- go a long way.
5 Reasons Why Zero-Hour Contracts Are the Future of Work

5 Reasons Why Zero-Hour Contracts Are the Future of Work

Zero hour contracts, already common in UK and Europe, are likely to catch on in the US.
Be Calm, Flexible and Speak Up in a Negotiation, and Everyone Can Win

Be Calm, Flexible and Speak Up in a Negotiation, and Everyone Can Win

Follow these nine steps to get a fair deal that both parties are comfortable with.
3 Legal Precautions in Hiring Freelancers

3 Legal Precautions in Hiring Freelancers

While those who work project by project are integral part of the U.S. workforce, a startup needs to take measures of protection.
Why Your New Business Needs a Lawyer Yesterday

Why Your New Business Needs a Lawyer Yesterday

Even a young company can run into legal problems. An attorney is trained to identify potential problems -- before they happen.
No Brown M&M's: What Van Halen's Insane Contract Clause Teaches Entrepreneurs

No Brown M&M's: What Van Halen's Insane Contract Clause Teaches Entrepreneurs

What was thought of a case of rock star excess actually provides a powerful business lesson.
Up Your Odds of Snatching Freelancing Projects From Experienced Competitors

Up Your Odds of Snatching Freelancing Projects From Experienced Competitors

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.
7 Tips for Becoming an Expert Barterer

7 Tips for Becoming an Expert Barterer

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.
How to Choose the Best Printer for Your Direct Mail Campaign

How to Choose the Best Printer for Your Direct Mail Campaign

These tips can help you choose the printer whose product and service will meet your needs.
Keeping Your Intellectual Property Safe and Sound

Keeping Your Intellectual Property Safe and Sound

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

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

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.
3 Agreement Types Every Entrepreneur Needs

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.
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

"Follow the passion; don't follow the dollar," says CEO Harry Herington.
How Housing Franchises Got Back on Their Feet

How Housing Franchises Got Back on Their Feet

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

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

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.
How a Handshake Can Destroy Your Business

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.
3 Tips for Doing Deals With Big Companies

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.
Why Written Agreements Are Critical for Doing Business

Why Written Agreements Are Critical for Doing Business

Attorney Nina Kaufman on why the days of 'doing business on a handshake' are over.
The American Pickers Guide to Negotiating

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.
Five Overlooked Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

Five Overlooked Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

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

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

How to negotiate past an impasse when the stakes are high.
The Most Overlooked Market for Small Business

The Most Overlooked Market for Small Business

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.
E-Signatures Streamline the Contract Process

E-Signatures Streamline the Contract Process

E-signatures streamline the contract process
Save Money by Renegotiating Your Lease

Save Money by Renegotiating Your Lease

Carefully consider the economic benefits to reach a win-win agreement.
The Art of Negotiating

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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