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4 Warning Signs When Choosing a Trademark Registration Service—Part 1

When launching a new business, one of your first priorities should be to secure the appropriate legal protection for your company’s intellectual property (IP). Depending on the type of IP involved, this can require securing patents, trademarks, and/or copyrights. Among the very first IP elements you’ll want to protect is your company’s brand name and […]

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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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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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3 Steps For Choosing The Right Business Insurance For Your Startup—Part 2

When launching a new business, it’s crucial that you put the right insurance in place. In addition to having the correct legal entity set up, insurance is the primary way to protect your personal assets from the activities of your business. Without the right insurance—or with too little of the insurance you do need—you could […]

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3 Steps For Choosing The Right Business Insurance For Your Startup—Part 1

When launching a new business, it’s crucial that you get the right insurance in place for your company. In addition to having the correct legal entity set up, insurance is the primary way to protect your personal assets from the activities of your business. Without the right insurance—or with too little of the insurance you […]

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Insurance Coverage You Might Not Know You Need

When you are just starting your business, it’s easy to lose sight of just how many potential risks your company faces. Yet a single catastrophic event, accident, or lawsuit can wipe out your company before it even has the chance to get off the ground. What’s more, as we’ve seen with the events of 2020, […]

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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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Scared To Take the EIDL Money and Use It Wisely?

A couple of weeks ago, I covered making the choice to accept Emergency Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) money, and got into some of the nuts and bolts of what that might mean for your business. If you’ve been offered EIDL money, you might still be on the fence about it. Maybe you’re scared that, if […]

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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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How To Talk To Your Team About Covid-19

There isn’t a single person who isn’t impacted by the spread of COVID-19, in some way. With the sheer number of businesses, public spaces, and schools closing, we are all finding ourselves in positions we very likely have not planned for very well.  This is a time unlike any other that we have experienced, and […]

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CORONAVIRUS: Impact to Your Business, Health and Happiness

While it’s still hard to tell how the Coronavirus will impact us in the long term, it’s become a subject that’s impossible to ignore. While some are advocating we prepare to be quarantined, potentially for months, others are saying the virus is nothing more than a common cold. The World Health Organization takes a more […]

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