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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.
How to Protect Your Business Ideas

How to Protect Your Business Ideas

Serial entrepreneur Jen Groover on making sure your business ideas aren't stolen as you seek out help and advice for your startup.
Employees' Facebook Posts Give Businesses Heartburn

Employees' Facebook Posts Give Businesses Heartburn

Facebook posts about work may be protected speech -- giving small employers more of a reason to seek professional advice when crafting a social-media policy.
Labor Ruling Is a Reminder to Revisit Social Media Policies

Labor Ruling Is a Reminder to Revisit Social Media Policies

A recent decision suggests it's time to consult with counsel regarding the legality of your social media policies.
Rocket Lawyer: Cutting Out Small Business Attorneys' Fees

Rocket Lawyer: Cutting Out Small Business Attorneys' Fees

For forms and quick answers to burning legal questions, Rocket Lawyer is a good resource. But you might want to skip the professional package -- and the service fees.
Five Overlooked Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

Five Overlooked Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

When starting a business, details can get lost in the excitement of a new venture. Here are the top legal mistakes unwittingly made by new business owners -- and how to avoid them.
Do's and Don'ts of Using Social Media to Screen New Hires

Do's and Don'ts of Using Social Media to Screen New Hires

If your HR department or hiring manager is thinking about vetting job applicants via social media sites, consider these consequences.
Protecting Your Knowledge -- and Your Business

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.
Don't Use Facebook to Gripe about Work

Don't Use Facebook to Gripe about Work

A recent employee firing, whether right or wrong, sheds light on why you need a social media use policy at your workplace.
When a Win for Wal-Mart Is a Win for Small Business

When a Win for Wal-Mart Is a Win for Small Business

The U.S. Supreme Court prevented a class action discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart from going forward. But that decision could also embolden small businesses.
Don't Let Sweat Equity Create 'Phantom Income'

Don't Let Sweat Equity Create 'Phantom Income'

How to set up an LLC without creating taxable income for your sweat-equity partner
Test Your Structural Integrity

Test Your Structural Integrity

Why your business structure could be eating away at your company's bottom line
Protect Yourself Against Common Discrimination Mistakes

Protect Yourself Against Common Discrimination Mistakes

These 20 hiring and firing errors--and the suggestions for avoiding them--should help you steer clear of discrimination lawsuits.
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