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7 Qualities to Look For in a Lawyer

7 Qualities to Look For in a Lawyer

Once you have a list of attorneys to consider, be sure to watch what they say and do before you sign them on.
Obama Takes Aim at 'Patent Trolls'

Obama Takes Aim at 'Patent Trolls'

Combating patent-law abuse was among the subjects the President talked about in a Google Hangout following up his State of the Union address.
10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Small-Business Attorney

10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Small-Business Attorney

A quick guide to finding a legal professional that is the right fit for your business.
Incorporating Your Business

Incorporating Your Business

When starting your business, it's worth taking the time to think through which legal structure will be best for you and your business. Here is some guidance on the basics.
Use Photos in Advertisements? Take These Steps to Avoid a Lawsuit

Use Photos in Advertisements? Take These Steps to Avoid a Lawsuit

Three things you need to know about 'right of publicity' when selecting photos for your website or advertising.
When Bad Online Reviews Cost Business

When Bad Online Reviews Cost Business

A Washington, D.C., contractor sues a dissatisfied customer for $750,000 over a negative Yelp review.
Why Business and Personal Funds Should Be Separate

Why Business and Personal Funds Should Be Separate

Attorney Nina Kaufman explains why mixing your money can lead to legal issues.
What You Don't Know About Sweepstakes and Contests May Hurt You

What You Don't Know About Sweepstakes and Contests May Hurt You

Five tips to conduct a successful promotion.
How Not to Get Burned When a Partnership Goes Bad

How Not to Get Burned When a Partnership Goes Bad

Attorney Nina Kaufman on why a written agreement can be a critical asset for keeping partners accountable.
How to Choose the Best Legal Structure for Your Startup

How to Choose the Best Legal Structure for Your Startup

A look at the pros and cons you should consider before deciding on a business structure.
What You Need to Know Before Taking on Investors

What You Need to Know Before Taking on Investors

Attorney Nina Kaufman explains the legal precautions business owners need to take.
3 Critical Elements of Client Agreements

3 Critical Elements of Client Agreements

Attorney Nina Kaufman outlines what's needed before you begin working with a client.
3 Steps to Avoiding Late Payments

3 Steps to Avoiding Late Payments

Attorney Nina Kaufman offers advice on collecting payments from customers in a timely and efficient way.
Why Written Agreements Are Critical for Doing Business

Why Written Agreements Are Critical for Doing Business

Attorney Nina Kaufman on why the days of 'doing business on a handshake' are over.
3 Reasons to Consider a Legal Exit Strategy

3 Reasons to Consider a Legal Exit Strategy

Attorney Nina Kaufman explains how an exit strategy can be useful if unexpected situations arise.
3 Reasons to Incorporate Your Business

3 Reasons to Incorporate Your Business

Attorney Nina Kaufman on when it makes sense to incorporate your startup company.
When to Take Legal Action Over Late-Paying Customers

When to Take Legal Action Over Late-Paying Customers

Consider these three issues before suing a client over unpaid fees.
The Biggest Legal Mistake to Avoid in Partnerships

The Biggest Legal Mistake to Avoid in Partnerships

About to strike a business partnership? Attorney Nina Kaufman shares advice on how to do it right.
Bringing on a Business Partner? Avoid This Common Mistake

Bringing on a Business Partner? Avoid This Common Mistake

Having a business partner can be invaluable. Having the wrong--or no--partnership agreements can be disastrous.
Why  Eco-Conscious Entrepreneurs Like Method View B Corp as a Badge of Honor

Why Eco-Conscious Entrepreneurs Like Method View B Corp as a Badge of Honor

Three entrepreneurs, among the first to certify their businesses as B Corps, share how it has affected their companies and offer advice on the process.
B Corps: The Next Generation of Company?

B Corps: The Next Generation of Company?

A Pennsylvania nonprofit, B Lab, is working to make businesses agents of social and environmental change.
These Entrepreneurs Fought the Law. . . And Won.

These Entrepreneurs Fought the Law. . . And Won.

From zoning ordinances to quirky local statutes, legal issues can slow down a launch or expansion. Some entrepreneurs take matters into their own hands.
How to Legally Protect Your Home If Your Business Is Sued

How to Legally Protect Your Home If Your Business Is Sued

Before starting up, it's important to set up protections for your personal assets, including your home. Here, attorney Mark Kohler explains.
Seven Tech Tools for Fighting Retail Crime

Seven Tech Tools for Fighting Retail Crime

Store owners can choose from a greater variety of tools to try to prevent theft by both shoplifters and employees.
How to Choose the Best Legal Entity for Your Business

How to Choose the Best Legal Entity for Your Business

Choosing a legal entity can be complicated, but it can help protect your business's assets. Attorney Mark Kohler explains.

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