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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

How to Get the Drop on Legal Mishaps When Starting Up

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Legal ins-and-outs can make a young entrepreneur's mind spin. Here are some tips to make legal issues less painful.
July 24, 2013 in Starting a Business
How Not to Get Sued When You Start Mobile Marketing

How Not to Get Sued When You Start Mobile Marketing

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Keep these four concepts in mind to avoid legal issues with your mobile marketing campaign.
July 11, 2013 in Legal Center
The FTC Recommends Sweeping Investigation of Patent Trolls

The FTC Recommends Sweeping Investigation of Patent Trolls

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Edith Ramirez, chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, intends to launch a comprehensive inquiry into patent-assertion entities.
June 20, 2013 in News and Trends
3 Hacks to Save on Startup Legal Fees

3 Hacks to Save on Startup Legal Fees

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When it comes to legal hurdles, an attorney can be your biggest asset or your biggest expense. Here's how to trim your legal costs.
June 2, 2013 in Legal Basics For Startups
How to Know If You Need to Patent Your Product

How to Know If You Need to Patent Your Product

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You are ready to introduce your invention to the world, but first you should consider whether your new product requires a patent to help make it commercially viable.
May 22, 2013 in Legal Center

Creating a Prototype Immediately and 4 More Business Tips From the Week

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Read the best tips of the week from Entrepreneur.com, from why you should build a prototype early to why you need a team of "front stabbers."
May 17, 2013 in Business Ideas

What Every Online Business Needs to Know About the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

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New changes to the law are scheduled to go into effect July 1st. Is your business ready?
May 9, 2013 in Your Website
How to Protect Your Business Idea Without a Patent

How to Protect Your Business Idea Without a Patent

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You don't have to fork over thousands of dollars in legal fees to safeguard your business idea with a patent. Here are some affordable easy steps to help ensure you're protecting your ideas from theft.
May 8, 2013 in Business Ideas
Customer Privacy Policy Essentials

Customer Privacy Policy Essentials

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What every online business should know about protecting customer information.
May 2, 2013 in Legal Basics For Startups
What Employee Stock Ownership Plans Mean For Entrepreneurs

What Employee Stock Ownership Plans Mean For Entrepreneurs

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Partial ownership of your business is one way to reward employees. A new bill proposed in Senate this week encourages such employee stock ownership plans. Here are the pros and cons for your business.
April 19, 2013 in Human Resources
How to Choose an Accountant Who Is Also an Advisor

How to Choose an Accountant Who Is Also an Advisor

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What an accountant can do to help keep your startup running.
March 19, 2013 in Money Basics
7 Qualities to Look For in a Lawyer

7 Qualities to Look For in a Lawyer

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Once you have a list of attorneys to consider, be sure to watch what they say and do before you sign them on.
February 28, 2013 in Legal Basics For Startups
Most New Business Ideas Hatching for 6 or More Months

Most New Business Ideas Hatching for 6 or More Months

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A new report shows that most new business owners spend months working on their business plan prior to starting up.
February 28, 2013 in Business Ideas
10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Small-Business Attorney

10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Small-Business Attorney

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A quick guide to finding a legal professional that is the right fit for your business.
February 12, 2013 in Legal Basics For Startups
Incorporating Your Business

Incorporating Your Business

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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.
February 11, 2013 in Choosing a Business Structure
How to Defend Your Designs Against Knockoffs

How to Defend Your Designs Against Knockoffs

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There are many ways to fight copycats--and they may even lead to opportunities.
February 7, 2013 in Marketing
When Bad Online Reviews Cost Business

When Bad Online Reviews Cost Business

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A Washington, D.C., contractor sues a dissatisfied customer for $750,000 over a negative Yelp review.
December 10, 2012 in Customer Loyalty and Retention
Video: How Not to Get Burned When a Partnership Goes BadPlay Video

How Not to Get Burned When a Partnership Goes Bad (Video)

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Attorney Nina Kaufman on why a written agreement can be a critical asset for keeping partners accountable.
November 27, 2012 in Legal Basics For Startups
The Top 3 Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make and How to Avoid Them

The Top 3 Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make and How to Avoid Them

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Messy legal issues can derail a new business. It's best to keep it clean from the start.
November 19, 2012 in Legal Basics For Startups
Video: 3 Reasons Sole Proprietorship Might Not Be Right for YouPlay Video

3 Reasons Sole Proprietorship Might Not Be Right for You (Video)

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Attorney Nina Kaufman on when entrepreneurs should steer clear of this business entity.
November 15, 2012 in Choosing a Business Structure
Video: Legal Tips for Setting Up a 'DBA'Play Video

Legal Tips for Setting Up a 'DBA' (Video)

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Attorney Nina Kaufman on establishing a new name under which your company can do business.
November 6, 2012 in Naming Your Business

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