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Non-Disclosures Can Protect Your Idea, or Destroy It
Business Ideas

Non-Disclosures Can Protect Your Idea, or Destroy It

Here are six considerations of when to sign an agreement with investors or other interested parties.
Martin Zwilling
Bethenny Frankel Developing 'Skinnygirl Marijuana,' a Munchie-Free Weed Strain
Marijuana

Bethenny Frankel Developing 'Skinnygirl Marijuana,' a Munchie-Free Weed Strain

Amid growing legalization, the reality television star-turned-entrepreneur wants in on the white-hot marijuana industry.
Geoff Weiss
Before You Form an S Corp, Consider These Points
Ask the Expert

Before You Form an S Corp, Consider These Points

Our legal expert breaks down the pros and cons of forming an S Corporation.
Lori Hoberman
FAA, CNN Strike Deal to Test Drones for News Reporting
Legal

FAA, CNN Strike Deal to Test Drones for News Reporting

While the FAA is still working out the kinks for allowing the commercial use of drones, the agency has given CNN the green light to test these aerial vehicles.
Nina Zipkin
Security

To Fight Hackers, Obama Wants Companies to Share Threats

The U.S. president is expected to announce a renewed push for cybersecurity legislation after recent headline-grabbing hacks against companies like Sony Pictures and Home Depot.
Judge Rules Against Joint Employer Responsibility in Minimum Wage Case
Franchisees

Judge Rules Against Joint Employer Responsibility in Minimum Wage Case

A California judge ruled that only Massage Envy franchisees – not the corporate franchisor – are responsible for wage violations, in contrast to recent National Labor Relations Board decisions.
Kate Taylor
Need a Drink? This Startup Will Deliver Booze On Demand.
Alcohol

Need a Drink? This Startup Will Deliver Booze On Demand.

Saucey provides technology that connects liquor stores to thirsty consumers.
Adam Callinan
5 Legal Steps to Take to Shutter Your Business
Exit Strategies

5 Legal Steps to Take to Shutter Your Business

It can be a hard decision to close up shop, but make sure you do it properly if it comes down to it.
Nellie Akalp
Foie Gras Is Now Legal Again in California
California Laws

Foie Gras Is Now Legal Again in California

A federal judge overturned the ban on the controversial delicacy, creating beef with animal-rights activists.
FTC Takes No Action Against Yelp Following Year-Long Investigation Into Review System
Legal

FTC Takes No Action Against Yelp Following Year-Long Investigation Into Review System

Despite outcry from small-business owners, this marks the second inquiry by the FTC that has resulted in no further action, according to Yelp.
Geoff Weiss
What to Consider When Deciding Between Forming a Sole Proprietorship or LLC
Ask the Expert

What to Consider When Deciding Between Forming a Sole Proprietorship or LLC

Our legal expert Lori Hoberman discusses the pros and cons of the two different business entities.
Lori Hoberman
Regulation Jiu-Jitsu: How These Two Ladies Made an Illegal Business Legal
Trep Talk

Regulation Jiu-Jitsu: How These Two Ladies Made an Illegal Business Legal

Co-founders Christina Ha and Emilie Legrand knew that opening a cat cafe in New York City was going to violate regulations. That didn't stop them.
Catherine Clifford
Lower Trademark Filing Fees Coming Soon
Patents

Lower Trademark Filing Fees Coming Soon

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will be charging lower filing fees starting in the middle of January.
Jaia Thomas
Why Wendy's Is Suing One of Its Largest Franchisees
Franchisees

Why Wendy's Is Suing One of Its Largest Franchisees

After a franchisee refused to remodel and update its point-of-sale system, Wendy's decided it was time to take action.
Kate Taylor