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What Obama's Order Banning Gay Discrimination Means for Businesses

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.
Even A Business in Cyberspace Needs Legal Protection

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.
The New Legal Economy and What It Means for Small Companies

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.
How the U.S. Government Can Help with Your Export Business

How the U.S. Government Can Help with Your Export Business

Because exports give the U.S. economy a big charge, government agencies are happy to help you sell just about anything to foreign markets. Here are the government resources available to you.
Raising Money for Your Business? Consider These Tips.

Raising Money for Your Business? Consider These Tips.

Being savvy about your time and money can maximize your resources as you bootstrap your business.
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.
Save Time and Money, Tell Your Attorney Everything

Save Time and Money, Tell Your Attorney Everything

Communication drives attorney-client relationships, but clients, perhaps fearful or simply embarrassed, are often reluctant to tell all.
Find an Attorney Who Will Be in Your Corner With These 3 Tips

Find an Attorney Who Will Be in Your Corner With These 3 Tips

Startups should seek good legal counsel for a multitude of questions and issues. It's obviously important to trust your lawyer.
6 Common Mistakes People Make When Starting a Business

6 Common Mistakes People Make When Starting a Business

Do yourself a favor and avoid these costly pitfalls.
The Biggest Legal Mistake Entrepreneurs Make

The Biggest Legal Mistake Entrepreneurs Make

Often entrepreneurs try to cut corners to save costs. But doing so with your legal documents, may end up costing you more down the road.
Your Company as the Accidental Lawbreaker

Your Company as the Accidental Lawbreaker

Startups should be careful to follow state and federal statutes otherwise the penalties could be great and the unwanted publicity significant.
Thank You Very Much, Now Stop: Putting an End to Excessive Lawyering

Thank You Very Much, Now Stop: Putting an End to Excessive Lawyering

Excessive lawyering is the clientÂ’s natural enemy. Here are a few pieces of advice on how to make sure you are on the same page as your lawyer and your expectations are met.
Want a Celebrity Endorsement on Twitter? 3 Legal Precautions to Know.

Want a Celebrity Endorsement on Twitter? 3 Legal Precautions to Know.

Before you shell out cash for a new e-spokesperson, make sure you're in the clear so no issues pop up later.
When Entrepreneurs Should Be Concerned About Copyrighting and Trademarking

When Entrepreneurs Should Be Concerned About Copyrighting and Trademarking

Dealing with legalities like copyright and trademarks can be a confusing (and costly) matter for entrepreneurs. Our expert attorney Doug Wolf provides some insight into this gray area.
7 Persistent Myths About Intellectual Property

7 Persistent Myths About Intellectual Property

Misunderstandings about patents and copyrights can cost your business. Avoid these traps.
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Doug Wolf.

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Doug Wolf.

Attorney Doug Wolf wants to answer your big startup questions about trademarks, copyright, due diligence and working with venture groups.
How to Keep Your Startup's Secrets Private

How to Keep Your Startup's Secrets Private

Our expert attorney Peter Buckland discusses how startups should go about divulging startup secrets to investors, business partners and others.
Figuring Out How to Divvy Up Startup Equity

Figuring Out How to Divvy Up Startup Equity

When launching a startup, often founders need to offer up equity to employees in lieu of big salaries. Our legal expert Peter Buckland offers up advice on how to approach equity option pools.
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.
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Peter Buckland

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Peter Buckland

Lawyer Peter Buckland wants to answer your big startup questions about allocating equity, setting up a board of directors, raising capital and intellectual property.
Legal Basics: What You Need to Know About the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Legal Basics: What You Need to Know About the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

If you plan on running a contest, make sure your promotion is DMCA-compliant first.

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