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Tax Trouble? Avoid These 9 Common -- and Costly -- Mistakes.
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Tax Trouble? Avoid These 9 Common -- and Costly -- Mistakes.

Sound tax and accounting procedures are essential to growing a financially secure company. But multiple hiccups threaten the accuracy of these processes, elevating the risk of compliance penalties and reputational harm.
Anand Daga
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What You Need to Know to Protect Your Big Idea
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What You Need to Know to Protect Your Big Idea

Trademarks, patents and copyrights are esoteric legal matters of huge importance to entrepreneurs.
Charley Moore
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How to Protect Your Company From Your Business Partner's Divorce
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How to Protect Your Company From Your Business Partner's Divorce

Make sure problems in one partner's personal life don't wreak professional havoc.
Steph Wagner
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The Legal Advice Mark Cuban Didn't Take
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The Legal Advice Mark Cuban Didn't Take

But that doesn't mean you -- and your business -- should follow suit.
Steve Cook
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Protect Your Brand, Oprah Style: 5 Legal Strategies She Uses (And You Should, Too)
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Protect Your Brand, Oprah Style: 5 Legal Strategies She Uses (And You Should, Too)

Besides investing in trademarking strategies, a chief component and underlying thread to Oprah's mega-success is keeping her brand strong by preventing dilution.
Jo-Ná A. Williams
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How to Conduct a Patent Search to Make Sure Your Brilliant Invention Doesn't Already Exist (Infographic)
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How to Conduct a Patent Search to Make Sure Your Brilliant Invention Doesn't Already Exist (Infographic)

A step-by-step guide on how to find out if your invention has already been patented. We're crossing our fingers it hasn't.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
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Before You Use DIY Legal Sites, Consider These Risks
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Before You Use DIY Legal Sites, Consider These Risks

Before you add 'amateur attorney' to your job description, it's important to take a step back and consider if a DIY legal approach is really best for your business.
Autumn Gentry and Keith Dennen
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What Advisors Have Taught Me
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What Advisors Have Taught Me

Our online panel shares how great advisors have shaped their businesses.
Linda Lacina
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3 Key Agreements Every Family Business Needs in Writing
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3 Key Agreements Every Family Business Needs in Writing

Sadly, family businesses are not immune to the disputes that afflict every business. Putting agreements in writing can save the family, as well as the business.
Daphne Mallory
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Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Lori Hoberman.
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Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Lori Hoberman.

Our expert this month is a lawyer, and she is looking to take your questions on entity formation, employee compensation, funding and more.
Andrea Huspeni
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What to Do If Someone Uses Your Trademark
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What to Do If Someone Uses Your Trademark

The saying, 'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery' just doesn't fly when dealing with trademarks.
Nellie Akalp
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What Obama's Order Banning Gay Discrimination Means for Businesses
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What Obama's Order Banning Gay Discrimination Means for Businesses

Many entrepreneurs may be surprised to learn that federal laws have not addressed sexual-orientation or gender-identity bias inside private companies.
Jonathan Segal
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Even A Business in Cyberspace Needs Legal Protection

That feeling of being unfettered on the Internet is an illusion but some basic legal documents will make it virtually real.
Genavieve Shingle
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The New Legal Economy and What It Means for Small Companies

So far, most of the Internet resources for hiring lawyers have targeted price not quality. But now innovative options are emerging that might shake up the marketplace.
Basha Rubin
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