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4 Tips for Pursuing Government Contracts
Government Contracts

4 Tips for Pursuing Government Contracts

Searching for new, paying clients? Here's what you need to know to score opportunities for small businesses and women- or minority-owned firms.
Drew Hendricks
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The Dirty Little Secrets Lurking in Your Franchise Contract
Franchise

The Dirty Little Secrets Lurking in Your Franchise Contract

A real estate professional with multiple offices discovers critical terms of her business arrangement the hard way.
Stacey Alcorn
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How to Set the Right Tone for Contract Negotiations
Negotiating

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.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
5 Reasons Why Zero-Hour Contracts Are the Future of Work
Entrepreneurs

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.
Maite Baron
Be Calm, Flexible and Speak Up in a Negotiation, and Everyone Can Win
Negotiating

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.
Stephen Key
3 Legal Precautions in Hiring Freelancers
Legal Issues

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.
Jaia Thomas
Why Your New Business Needs a Lawyer Yesterday
Legal Center

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.
Michael Acosta
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No Brown M&M's: What Van Halen's Insane Contract Clause Teaches Entrepreneurs
Lessons

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.
Steve Jones
Up Your Odds of Snatching Freelancing Projects From Experienced Competitors
Starting a Business

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.
Anand Srinivasan
7 Tips for Becoming an Expert Barterer
Marketing

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
Starting a Business

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.
Craig Simpson
Keeping Your Intellectual Property Safe and Sound
Technology

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.
Mary Juetten
Are You Putting Your Company's Good Standing At Risk?
Growth Strategies

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.
Nellie Akalp
3 Agreement Types Every Entrepreneur Needs
Legal Center

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.
Chas Rampenthal
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