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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

Attorney Nina Kaufman explains the legal precautions business owners need to take.

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

Attorney Nina Kaufman offers advice on collecting payments from customers in a timely and efficient way.

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

Attorney Nina Kaufman explains how an exit strategy can be useful if unexpected situations arise.

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

Consider these three issues before suing a client over unpaid fees.

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

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

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?

A Pennsylvania nonprofit, B Lab, is working to make businesses agents of social and environmental change.

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

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

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

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

How to Protect Your Business from a Rogue Employee

As movie studios go after those who've illegally uploaded their content to the Internet, business owners should determine their recourse should an employee cross the line on your dime.

What Your Business Can Learn From Apple's Battle with Samsung

If you think a competitor copied your patented products or services, here are some ways to stand in the way of their efforts.

Employees' Facebook Pages Are Private, Until They're Not

New York court ruling muddies the waters surrounding what employers can and cannot demand of their employees' social media activities.

Lessons Learned from Scary Business Mistakes

Young entrepreneurs often share common stumbles. Here are three tips to avoid making the same startup mistakes.

Why Tech 'Treps are Up in Arms over the PROTECT IP Act

Tech entrepreneurs have lambasted a new bill that they say could stifle startups and innovation. Here's what you need to know about the PROTECT IP Act.

Protecting Your Knowledge -- and Your Business

If you're in the business of selling information -- from books and podcasts to seminars and consulting -- protect your information and your business with these legal steps.

How to Protect Your Intellectual Property Rights

Created as a pressure release for patent office overload, the controversial America Invents Act may give big business the edge in securing patents. Here's a guide to protecting your intellectual property rights in the post-act age.

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