Contracts

Why Your New Business Needs a Lawyer Yesterday
Legal Advice

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
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
Growth Strategies

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

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.
Christopher Hann
How Housing Franchises Got Back on Their Feet
Franchises

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?
Franchise

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.
Joel Libava
How a Handshake Can Destroy Your Business
Ready To Launch

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.
Mark J. Kohler
3 Tips for Doing Deals With Big Companies
Ready To Launch

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.
Brian Patrick Eha
Why Written Agreements Are Critical for Doing Business
Starting a Business

Why Written Agreements Are Critical for Doing Business

Attorney Nina Kaufman on why the days of 'doing business on a handshake' are over.
Nina Kaufman