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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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EEOC Says Employers Can’t Require Employees to Take COVID Antibody Tests

As businesses across the country continue to grapple with how to safely reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently advised employers that requiring mandatory antibody tests for employees before returning to work violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The EEOC issued its new guidance on antibody tests on June […]

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How To Make Better, Faster Decisions During Uncertain Times

When there’s a blow to your business, especially an unprecedented world event like the pandemic we are living through, you might feel paralyzed and unable to make a move. But when problems crop up, you as a business owner can’t afford to freeze. Or fight, or flee, for that matter. Freeze, fight, and flee are […]

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Re-Opening Your Business? Risks and Liabilities to Consider

As we’ve “flattened the curve” of COVID-19 infection here in the United States, some states like Alaska, Georgia, and Minnesota, have started to slowly reopen the doors of non-essential businesses. Some have been eager to do so, others have been very opposed, but still others are on the fence. The exponential growth of the virus […]

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Another Way to Fund Your Business through the CARES Act

You may have heard the news that there have been 3 million applications for SBA loans through the recent CARES Act, to the point that the act has reached its funding limit of $349 billion. As a business owner who may have applied for the $10,000 EIDL grant only to later find it is actually […]

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