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5 Hiring Practices to Keep You Out of Hot Water With the IRS

5 Hiring Practices to Keep You Out of Hot Water With the IRS

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Distinguishing between independent contractors and employees properly means covering all your bases. Here are five important steps to take.
November 13, 2013 in Tax Center
Alleged Third, Ousted Snapchat Founder Suing Investors

Alleged Third, Ousted Snapchat Founder Suing Investors

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As the fast-growing photo sharing app gains momentum, a self-proclaimed third founder argues he rightfully owns one-third of the company.
November 7, 2013 in Starting a Business
The Ethics Coach on Verbal Agreements, Ghostwriting and More

The Ethics Coach on Verbal Agreements, Ghostwriting and More

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Digging into the nuances of verbal agreements, the scary side of ghosting and working for the competition.
November 4, 2013 in Business Management
Can This Tech Entrepreneur Fix Obamacare?

Can This Tech Entrepreneur Fix Obamacare?

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The White House is bringing in some big guns in the world of health-care tech to help fix the broken federal insurance exchange.
October 29, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Mark Cuban Found Not Guilty of Insider Trading

Mark Cuban Found Not Guilty of Insider Trading

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Billionaire cleared on insider trading charges brought against him by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
October 17, 2013 in News and Trends
7 Ways to Save Big Bucks On a Patent Attorney

7 Ways to Save Big Bucks On a Patent Attorney

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It's easy to run up the bills when hiring a patent attorney. Here are some steps to keep you from blowing your whole budget.
October 14, 2013 in Business Management
How Legal Is Your Employee Wellness Program?

How Legal Is Your Employee Wellness Program?

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When Pennsylvania State University's employees refused to fill out a wellness questionnaire and penalties set in, the uproar got national attention. Here's how to avoid a similar revolt among your staff.
October 2, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Legal Basics: What You Need to Know About the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Legal Basics: What You Need to Know About the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

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If you plan on running a contest, make sure your promotion is DMCA-compliant first.
October 2, 2013 in Legal Center
A Smarter Approach to Non-Disclosure Agreements

A Smarter Approach to Non-Disclosure Agreements

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While non-disclosure agreements can help protect you, be careful about how you use them.
September 23, 2013 in Legal Center
Tell Us: Is Intellectual Property Even Property at All?

Tell Us: Is Intellectual Property Even Property at All?

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Businesses spend a lot of time and money fretting over patent issues, but perhaps the concept of intellectual property as a whole needs to be re-examined.
September 19, 2013 in Branding
Angry Business Owner Wages War on 'Troll'

Angry Business Owner Wages War on 'Troll'

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Kevin O'Connor, who co-founded ad tech company Doubleclick, is publicly battling a patent troll who is demanding $50,000.
September 18, 2013 in News and Trends
What Entrepreneurs and Job Hunters Need to Know Before Relocating to a New Country

What Entrepreneurs and Job Hunters Need to Know Before Relocating to a New Country

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Looking to move to a new country to pursue your passion? London-born entrepreneur Ed Zitron talks about how he made the transition to the U.S. and offers tips on how others can do the same.
September 17, 2013 in Starting a Business
Safeguarding Your Brand? Avoid Intellectual Property Landmines

Safeguarding Your Brand? Avoid Intellectual Property Landmines

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Your idea isn't the only thing that needs protection. Your name, your logo, your images and your sounds--are the intellectual property that makes your business your own.
September 16, 2013 in Legal Center
Rainbow Loom Maker Sues Rival Toymaker Over Patents

Rainbow Loom Maker Sues Rival Toymaker Over Patents

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Choon Ng, creator of the colorful bracelet-making kit that has become a national sensation, has accused a fellow toymaker of patent infringement.
September 12, 2013 in Leadership
'Broker-Dealer Lite' Legal Gray Area Puts Entrepreneurs at Risk As JOBS Act Opens Internet to Pitching Accredited Investors

'Broker-Dealer Lite' Legal Gray Area Puts Entrepreneurs at Risk As JOBS Act Opens Internet to Pitching Accredited Investors

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The legality of deals can come into question if 'finders' who connect companies with investors for a fee aren't registered as broker-dealers.
September 11, 2013 in Financing
Incorporating? Avoid these 5 Mistakes

Incorporating? Avoid these 5 Mistakes

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Deciding when to put an Inc. at the end of your company name can seem like a big step, but those three letters can offer some precious protections.
September 9, 2013 in Legal Center
Hiring a Lawyer: 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Hiring a Lawyer: 5 Mistakes to Avoid

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Getting the best counsel for your buck is a big step for every startup. Our experts suggest 5 ways to do it right.
September 3, 2013 in Legal Center
What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Valuations

What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Valuations

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Read the first part of a series that breaks down what you really need to know about venture capital deals.
August 30, 2013 in Venture Capital
Why Friends And Family Are Your Worst Business Enemies

Why Friends And Family Are Your Worst Business Enemies

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Investing with friends and family is usually a recipe for disaster. If you're going to go for it, here are some essential legal steps to keep your finances and friendships from falling apart.
August 26, 2013 in Legal Center
7 Biggest Myths Business Owners Believe About Using Copyrighted Material

7 Biggest Myths Business Owners Believe About Using Copyrighted Material

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When it comes to copyright, how savvy are you? Here are the biggest misconceptions business-owners have about using copyrighted material.
August 20, 2013 in Legal Center
How a Handshake Can Destroy Your Business

How a Handshake Can Destroy Your Business

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Handshakes, verbal agreements and even email documentation aren't enough to ensure you aren't in legal trouble should a business relationship go sour. Here's how to protect yourself.
August 16, 2013 in Legal Center
Why Your Lawyer Might Be Wrong For Your Business

Why Your Lawyer Might Be Wrong For Your Business

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It's easy to hire the wrong lawyer and not realize it until you've lost lots of money. Here are four signs to watch out for.
August 12, 2013 in Legal Center
Don't Launch Your Business Without Covering These Legal Bases

Don't Launch Your Business Without Covering These Legal Bases

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Too many entrepreneurs risk losing their business by not taking care of these six crucial legal aspects.
August 8, 2013 in Legal Center
Using Someone Else's Intellectual Property Comes At a Price

Using Someone Else's Intellectual Property Comes At a Price

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In the IP wars, you have to figure out if a potential violation is worth the penalties you might pay.
July 26, 2013 in Legal Center

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