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Protect Your Most Valuable Business Assets
Patents

Protect Your Most Valuable Business Assets

In the early stages of creating an enterprise, your most vital property is the big idea, invention or innovation. Here's how to safeguard it.
Phil Hartstein
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Looks Like Big Tech Is Winning the Battle With Patent Trolls
Patent trolls

Looks Like Big Tech Is Winning the Battle With Patent Trolls

The trolls are in retreat in the wake of several changes in U.S. law.
The 'George Costanza Defense' to Stealing Trade Secrets
Trade Secrets

The 'George Costanza Defense' to Stealing Trade Secrets

When an employee is caught red-handed taking proprietary secrets, some feign ignorance to noncompete agreements. Here's how to handle it.
Eric Ostroff
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The Changes to Tax Laws You Need to Know
Taxes

The Changes to Tax Laws You Need to Know

Find out about Internal Revenue Code updates affecting small businesses that take effect this year and the next.
John Hewitt
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NYC Papa John's Pizza Franchisee Sued for $2 Million
Legal Issues

NYC Papa John's Pizza Franchisee Sued for $2 Million

This is what happens when you allegedly underpay 400 delivery workers and shave hours from their paychecks.
What Employers Need to Know About Ebola for Now
Personal Health

What Employers Need to Know About Ebola for Now

Understand how transmission takes place and educate your workforce. Consider extra steps as needed.
Jonathan Segal
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Irish Tax Changes May Cost U.S. Companies Like Apple and Google Billions of Dollars
Taxes

Irish Tax Changes May Cost U.S. Companies Like Apple and Google Billions of Dollars

Although, a new break and pressure to tackle tax avoidance elsewhere means they are unlikely to decamp.
From a Legal Standpoint, Should You Go With Google Docs or Office Online?
Legal

From a Legal Standpoint, Should You Go With Google Docs or Office Online?

Forget the features list and ease of use. There are some serious implications to consider with the companies privacy policies.
Sarah Austin
The Dirty Little Secrets Lurking in Your Franchise Contract
Franchise

The Dirty Little Secrets Lurking in Your Franchise Contract

A real estate professional with multiple offices discovers critical terms of her business arrangement the hard way.
Stacey Alcorn
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Infighting Jeopardizing Your Family Business? Financial Advisors Can Help.
Family Businesses

Infighting Jeopardizing Your Family Business? Financial Advisors Can Help.

Douglas Box wishes he'd done some things differently. His three brothers probably do, too.
What to Do If an Employee Quits in an Epic Fashion
Human Resources

What to Do If an Employee Quits in an Epic Fashion

Should a worker unexpectedly leave the company with a dramatic and outrageous stunt, take these five steps.
Heather R. Huhman
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This App Wants to Help Get Rid of Your Parking Tickets
Legal Tools

This App Wants to Help Get Rid of Your Parking Tickets

Got a parking ticket? This new app disputes your tickets so you don't have to.
Emily Price
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