3 Agreement Types Every Entrepreneur Needs
If you fail to implement a formal agreement, there can be costly consequences in the end. Be sure to put it in writing and save the hassle down the road.
How to Know When It's Time to Break Up With a Client
"Follow the passion; don't follow the dollar," says CEO Harry Herington.
How Housing Franchises Got Back on Their Feet
The subprime mortgage crisis wreaked havoc on the U.S. housing market, but several franchises that operate in the sector managed to weather the storm.
Do Angry McDonald's Franchisees Have a Leg to Stand On?
If you're thinking of becoming the owner of any franchise someday, there's an important lesson contained in what's currently going on with this fast-food giant.
How a Handshake Can Destroy Your Business
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.
Mark J. Kohler
3 Tips for Doing Deals With Big Companies
A role-playing event at a New York City incubator shows what early-stage startups should look out for when trying to land their first big client.
Brian Patrick Eha
Starting a Business
Why Written Agreements Are Critical for Doing Business
Attorney Nina Kaufman on why the days of 'doing business on a handshake' are over.
The American Pickers Guide to Negotiating
Hate to negotiate? Fans of the History Channel's hit reality show about a pair of likable antique dealers might learn to love it -- and get better at it.
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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.
D.C. Debt Debacle: What Not to Do in High-Stakes Negotiations
How to negotiate past an impasse when the stakes are high.
Lee E. Miller
The Most Overlooked Market for Small Business
Small businesses don't often think of big businesses as possible clients. But for those that do, here's a new online tool that's designed to help entrepreneurs make big-biz sales.
E-Signatures Streamline the Contract Process
E-signatures streamline the contract process
Save Money by Renegotiating Your Lease
Carefully consider the economic benefits to reach a win-win agreement.
The Art of Negotiating
A practical guide to getting what you want, when you want it, at the price you want.
Starting a Business
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