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Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Lori Hoberman.
Ask the Expert

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
What to Do If Someone Uses Your Trademark
Trademarks

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
What Obama's Order Banning Gay Discrimination Means for Businesses
Legal Issues

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
Even A Business in Cyberspace Needs Legal Protection
Legal Advice

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

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

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.
Winning Strategies

Raising Money for Your Business? Consider These Tips.

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

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.
David G. Ebert and Warren E. Friss
Find an Attorney Who Will Be in Your Corner With These 3 Tips
Legal

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.
Adam Callinan
6 Common Mistakes People Make When Starting a Business
Mistakes

6 Common Mistakes People Make When Starting a Business

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

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.
Basha Frost Rubin and Mirra Levitt
Law Enforcement

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.
Arkady Bukh