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Use Copyright Assignment Agreements To Secure Your Intellectual Property 

Hiring independent contractors (ICs) can be an essential way to boost productivity and streamline your resources, especially during the startup phase, when you have limited access to capital and can’t afford to hire a full roster of employees. And even after your operation grows beyond its fledgling period, contractors are often vital for completing one-off […]

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4 Tips for Running a Business With Your Spouse—Without Ruining Your Marriage

Going into business with your spouse or romantic partner can be an amazing opportunity—but it can just as easily be an absolute nightmare. Regardless of how amazing your love life may be, there’s no guarantee you’ll be equally compatible in a working relationship. And if things don’t work out, it has the potential to wreck […]

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4 Business Lessons That You Don’t Have to Learn The Hard Way

Starting your own business can be both exciting and scary, and you are bound to make numerous mistakes along the way. But you’ll often discover that some of your biggest mistakes will later become your greatest strengths. This was exactly the case for Family Business Lawyer™ mentor, Ali Katz, who went from losing $1 million […]

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Rethink Your Relationship With Boilerplate Legal Agreements

This is the third 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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How Agreements Help You Make Better Hires and Find Better Partners

This is the second 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: The Basics of Agreements

This is the first 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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5 Strategies For Establishing Boundaries With Clients

Do you feel obligated to check work emails, texts, and voicemails at all hours? Do you often work weekends and holidays, even after you promised yourself you wouldn’t? Do you feel pressured to say yes to pushy clients because it’s easier than saying no? Do you feel resentful of clients for placing unreasonable demands on […]

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4 Legal Agreements No Startup Should Be Without

When starting a new business, putting the appropriate legal agreements in place is crucial for protecting your key assets and relationships. Yet it’s common for many new business owners to put off—or even entirely overlook—creating such agreements. You might not even know which documents are most needed. The following 4 agreements are among the most […]

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Why Right Now Is the Ideal Time to Buy An Existing Business

When it comes to owning your own business, don’t forget that building a company from scratch isn’t your only option. In fact, buying an existing business and making it your own is often a much more efficient, economical, and prudent way to fulfill your entrepreneurial dreams. Given that roughly 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 every […]

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3 Tips for Effective Business Succession Planning: How Will You Exit?

You’ve most likely dedicated significant time and energy to visioning your business, executing your vision, and even writing up a business plan for the growth of your business. Yet far fewer business owners put the same amount of effort into planning for their company’s continued success following their retirement, death, or incapacity. Not planning for […]

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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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