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Paula Deen Abruptly Shuts Down Restaurant Without Informing Employees
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The former Food Network star shuttered Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House, which she co-owned with her brother for over 10 years.
April 4, 2014 in Business News
Does Your Business Put You at Risk of Lawsuits?

Does Your Business Put You at Risk of Lawsuits?

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Things don’t always go as planned. The more you know ahead of time, the better you can prepare in order to minimize your risk.
March 28, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Learning From March Madness: Why Filing an Extension Could Be Your Sleeper Tax Strategy

Learning From March Madness: Why Filing an Extension Could Be Your Sleeper Tax Strategy

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Business owners should take a cue from 'bracketologists' and embrace unconventional wisdom when it comes to filing an extension this season.
March 27, 2014 in Money
Thank You Very Much, Now Stop: Putting an End to Excessive Lawyering

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

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Excessive lawyering is the client’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.
March 26, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Counteracting Copyright and Trademark Infringement Online

Counteracting Copyright and Trademark Infringement Online

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Take protective measures and find out how enforcement actions can provide your businesss relief.
March 24, 2014 in Grow Your Business
When Entrepreneurs Should Be Concerned About Copyrighting and Trademarking

When Entrepreneurs Should Be Concerned About Copyrighting and Trademarking

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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.
March 19, 2014 in Starting a Business
Put Your Kids to Work and Other Tax-saving Tips for Freelancers

Put Your Kids to Work and Other Tax-saving Tips for Freelancers

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What freelancers don't know can hurt them. Our experts outline the most common tax mistakes.
March 7, 2014 in Money
How to Find the Right Lawyer for You

How to Find the Right Lawyer for You

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It's important that you actually like your attorney, and that you understand the fee structure.
March 6, 2014 in Grow Your Business
How to Take Advantage of the “First-to-File” Patent System

How to Take Advantage of the “First-to-File” Patent System

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There were big changes last year to who acquires protection. Here are answers to four common questions.
March 4, 2014 in Grow Your Business
A Lesson in Oversharing: Dad Loses $80,000 Because Daughter Blabbed on Facebook

A Lesson in Oversharing: Dad Loses $80,000 Because Daughter Blabbed on Facebook

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Social media is a tool that can be easily abused. Make sure your employees don't overshare like this teen did.
March 3, 2014 in Social Media

Growing Your Business When You Can't Trademark Your Name

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Lack of a trademark your name doesn't have to stop your company's growth.
February 6, 2014 in Ask Entrepreneur
Time to Send Out 1099s: What to Know

Time to Send Out 1099s: What to Know

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This is the month get your 1099s out to your vendors. We break down what you need to know and do.
January 17, 2014 in Tax Center
More Bad News for Patent Trolls

More Bad News for Patent Trolls

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On Monday, both the Supreme Court and New York State took a crack at trolling.
January 14, 2014 in Legal Center
Aereo Just Raised $34 Million to Expand 50 Percent in Next 3 Months

Aereo Just Raised $34 Million to Expand 50 Percent in Next 3 Months

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Broadcasters want the U.S. Supreme Court to shut down Aereo, but investors are placing a big bet on its future survival.
January 8, 2014 in Venture Capital
Facebook Sued for Allegedly Using Your Private Messages to Trigger Ads

Facebook Sued for Allegedly Using Your Private Messages to Trigger Ads

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How much access is Facebook giving advertisers to your 'private' messages?
January 4, 2014 in Social Media
How to Keep Your Startup's Secrets Private

How to Keep Your Startup's Secrets Private

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Our expert attorney Peter Buckland discusses how startups should go about divulging startup secrets to investors, business partners and others.
December 26, 2013 in Legal Center
Figuring Out How to Divvy Up Startup Equity

Figuring Out How to Divvy Up Startup Equity

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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.
December 18, 2013 in Legal Center
Are You Putting Your Company's Good Standing At Risk?

Are You Putting Your Company's Good Standing At Risk?

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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.
December 12, 2013 in Legal Center
In New Lawsuit, Beastie Boys Say GoldieBlox Acted 'Despicably With Oppression, Fraud and Malice'

In New Lawsuit, Beastie Boys Say GoldieBlox Acted 'Despicably With Oppression, Fraud and Malice'

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The legal battle continues over the toy maker's use of 'Girls' in a video that went viral.
December 11, 2013 in Growth Strategies
How to Negotiate a Lease -- A Beginner's Guide for Retailers

How to Negotiate a Lease -- A Beginner's Guide for Retailers

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Negotiating a lease can be as simple as buying a toothbrush or as complicated as buying a new car. These tips can help simplify the process.
December 11, 2013 in Location
5 Year-End Tax Tips to Get You Ready for 2014

5 Year-End Tax Tips to Get You Ready for 2014

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Taking some time now to get your finances and taxes in order can bring substantial savings come tax season.
December 11, 2013 in Tax Center
Jon Lech Johansen (a.k.a. 'DVD-Jon') on Starting Up as a Self-Taught Engineer

Jon Lech Johansen (a.k.a. 'DVD-Jon') on Starting Up as a Self-Taught Engineer

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A self-taught engineer turned entrepreneur who helped unlock protected DVDs in the '90s shares his thoughts on programming, startup VISAs and whom he admires in tech.
December 5, 2013 in Starting a Business
Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Peter Buckland

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

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Lawyer Peter Buckland wants to answer your big startup questions about allocating equity, setting up a board of directors, raising capital and intellectual property.
December 4, 2013 in Legal Center
GoldieBlox Removes Popular Video After Legal Fight With the Beastie Boys

GoldieBlox Removes Popular Video After Legal Fight With the Beastie Boys

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In a message posted to its site, the girls game-maker says 'we don’t want to fight.'
November 27, 2013 in Legal Center

GoldieBlox and Beastie Boys In Copyright Infringement Fight Over Viral Video

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The girls game-maker takes some heat after a video it produced has received more than 7 million views on YouTube.
November 23, 2013 in Legal Center
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