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4 Strategies For Protecting Your Business Against Wrongful Termination Lawsuits

Although you might think of your team as family and believe that they would never sue you, lawsuits filed by employees are actually one of the most common causes of litigation for business owners. In fact, nearly one in every five small businesses will eventually get sued by an employee. Of all types of lawsuits […]

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California’s Prop. 22 Provides App-Based Companies With Big Win

In last week’s election, California voters gave Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare companies a major victory in the battle over the future of gig workers by passing Proposition 22. The hotly contested ballot measure exempts workers for these companies from Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5), a controversial new state law that makes it much more […]

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4 Myths and Misconceptions About Business Entities

Setting up the proper legal structure for your business may seem like a boring detail that you won’t need to spend much time on. But the truth is, selecting the right entity for your company is one of the most crucial decisions you can make as a business owner. That said, there are all sorts […]

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4 Tips To Scale Your Business For Sustainable Growth

You might assume that growth is always a good thing. But if you aren’t prepared, rapid growth can lead to serious problems—and even cause your business to fail as a result of implosion. Growth is only sustainable if you have the systems and resources to support it. As your company expands, so do your costs […]

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4 Essential Asset Protection Strategies for Entrepreneurs—Part 2

In the first part of this series, we discussed different strategies entrepreneurs can use to protect their business and personal assets. Here, we’ll look at two final ways entrepreneurs can achieve asset protection. No matter what line of business you are in, the reality of being a successful entrepreneur is that you open yourself up […]

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8 Advantages of Federally Registering Your Trademark

Given that intellectual property (IP) can make up a significant portion—sometimes up to 90%—of the total value of today’s companies, it’s essential that you do everything you can to protect these intangible assets. And one of the first IP elements you’ll want to protect are your company’s brand name and logo. To safeguard these brand […]

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Choosing the Right Lawyer to Handle Your First Lawsuit or Business Conflict

In my previous article, I gave you some ways in which you can prepare yourself and your business when served with a lawsuit. I mentioned one thing in particular that could mean all the difference in dealing with this scary scenario—finding the right lawyer to help you resolve the conflict, or litigate on your behalf, […]

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Facing Your First Lawsuit? Here Are the Steps You Need To Get You Through

Facing your first lawsuit as a business owner can throw you into emotional turmoil and fear, understandably. Suddenly you are faced with extraordinary costs and uncertainty. Even worse, the lawsuit may be reflecting back to you your greatest fears about yourself, and perhaps even about the work you do. But a lawsuit doesn’t have to […]

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4 Legal Mistakes That Can Doom Your Startup

During the startup phase, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the massive amount of work it takes to get your operation up and running. You’re so focused on the daily tasks needed to keep your doors open, it can be easy to put off administrative duties that aren’t aimed at bringing in revenue or attracting […]

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5 Best Practices For Complying With Your LLC’s Administrative Formalities

Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) are a popular business entity with many entrepreneurs. Like corporations, LLCs offer valuable personal liability protection for their owners. Unlike corporations, however, LLCs aren’t required to adhere to the same burdensome record-keeping requirements and other corporate formalities corporations must follow. That said, while the administrative requirements for an LLC are far […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Small-Claims Court

When running a business, it’s practically inevitable to experience minor disputes of one kind or another. Whether it’s a customer who refuses to pay their bill, a vendor who doesn’t deliver the goods you’ve ordered, or a contractor who fails to meet the terms of their agreement, such conflicts are a simple fact of doing […]

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