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Business Owners Beware: New Wave of Phishing Scams Target Employee Payroll

Employers should be on the lookout for a new email phishing scam that targets employee paychecks. The latest wave of attacks is a new version of wire fraud scams, which have recently hit businesses across the country. Known as “business email compromise” or “business email spoofing” (BEC/BES), these scams target businesses of all industry types […]

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Billionaire Banking Heir’s Cryptocurrency Fortune Disappears After His Death

In April 2018, billionaire Matthew Mellon flew by private jet to Cancun Mexico to check himself into drug rehab to deal with his addiction to opioid pain pills. But the 54-year-old heir to the Mellon Bank dynasty never made it to the rehab facility and was found dead in his hotel room after suffering an […]

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Maximize Remote Team Engagement and Productivity With These 3 Strategies

In March of last year, the outbreak of the pandemic forced businesses across the country to abruptly shutter their offices and have their employees work from home. Initially, most thought the shutdown would last for a few months at most, but more than a year later, millions of people are still working remotely. The shift […]

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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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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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Here’s How to Protect and Capitalize On Your IP—Part 1

Over the past two decades, the rise of smartphones, cloud computing, social media, and other internet-based technology has transformed how today’s largest companies are valued. In 2020, tech firms like Amazon, Facebook, and Apple dominated the list of the S&P 500’s top 10 largest companies by market capitalization, whereas back in 2000, that list was […]

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4 Essential Strategies for Securing Your Client’s Data

From websites and social media to e-newsletters and mobile apps, it’s virtually impossible to survive in today’s marketplace without having a digital footprint of one form or another. And when it comes to conducting business in the online world, protecting your clients’ personal data is paramount. On that front, more than half of all small […]

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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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The Dirty Little Secret Most Business Owners Won’t Talk About

November 6, 2020 is “National Love Your Lawyer Day,” which started in 2001 as a way to celebrate lawyers for their positive contributions and encourage the public to view lawyers in a more favorable light. As Family Business Lawyers, we’re dedicated to improving the public’s perception of lawyers by offering business-centered legal services specifically tailored […]

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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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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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