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The Advantages of Using Arbitration to Avoid Litigation

Whether it’s with an employee, client, vendor, or a business partner, going to court to resolve a dispute is something you want to avoid at all costs, since even if you wind up winning your case, getting caught in the court process is time-consuming, expensive, and almost never good for your company’s reputation. To this […]

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What You Should Know About Your Website’s Terms Of Use

Although it’s the likely most boring part of your website, having a well-thought-out Terms of Use page for your company’s website is a smart move. Your Terms of Use page sets the rules for your company’s website, and going without one opens your business up to a number of unnecessary risks. Also known as “Terms […]

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Avoid Making 3 Common Mistakes When Choosing Your Successor

Choosing the person to take over your business after you exit isn’t about selecting someone who’s exactly like you or even selecting someone you like. The most important thing is that you choose someone who’s not only well-qualified for the role, but who also has the vision and skills to lead your company into the […]

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How to Maximize Your Startup Cost Deductions

Coming up with a solid concept for a new business and working to get your operation off the ground can be an expensive undertaking. But the good news is that you can write off a number of the expenses involved with the startup process. That said, the rules for deducting startup expenses are a bit […]

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Q&A Do I need to trademark my logo and company name?

Q: Do I need to trademark my logo if I’ve already trademarked my company name, and they’re used together? – Enquiring Entrepreneur ______________________________________________________________________________ A: Dear Enquiring: Registering your business’ name for a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) provides protection for the name itself, but that protection doesn’t extend to your […]

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Rethink Your Relationship With Legal Agreements – Part 2

This is the fourth in an ongoing series covering the value legal agreements bring to your business beyond the surface. From boosting your bottom line and expanding your business to hiring the most talented team and improving every relationship you enter into, this series offers a comprehensive look at how effective legal agreements can enhance […]

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Rethink Your Relationship With Legal Agreements-Part 1

This is the fourth in an ongoing series covering the value legal agreements bring to your business beyond the surface. From boosting your bottom line and expanding your business to hiring the most talented team and improving every relationship you enter into, this series offers a comprehensive look at how effective legal agreements can enhance […]

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4 Factors To Consider When Choosing a Business Entity—Part 2

When starting a business, you have to make a ton of different decisions. From deciding what to name your company to hire employees, getting your business off the ground comes with a nearly endless number of decisions. Of all these decisions, perhaps none is more important or has a more significant impact on your success […]

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4 Factors To Consider When Choosing a Business Entity—Part 1

When starting a business, you have to make a ton of decisions. Deciding what to name your company and hiring employees, what kind of products or services you should sell, and how to fund your operation, getting your business off the ground comes with a nearly endless number of decisions. Of all these decisions, perhaps […]

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Q&A Do I need to trademark my logo and company name?

Q: Do I need to trademark my logo if I’ve already trademarked my company name, and they’re used together? – Enquiring Entrepreneur ______________________________________________________________________________ A: Dear Enquiring: Registering your business’ name for a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) provides protection for the name itself, but that protection doesn’t extend to your […]

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New Rules For Deducting Meal and Entertainment Expenses

Taking your clients out to dinner or to a sporting event can be a great way to get to know the people with whom you are doing business and help you develop a closer relationship. Plus, business-related meals and entertainment can be a legitimate business expense (with some exceptions) that you can deduct from your […]

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