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6 Essential Strategies For Starting A New Business

If you are thinking of starting a business, you’ll find all sorts of advice about how to go about getting your new venture off the ground. Indeed, there are entire websites devoted to the topic. Yet, with so much information out there, it’s hard to know what you should heed and what you can ignore. […]

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5 Best Practices For Establishing Healthy Boundaries With Clients

Do you feel obligated to check work emails, texts, and voicemails at all hours? Do you often work evenings, 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 […]

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Q&A What are some easy ways to reduce my new company’s expenses?

Q & A: QUESTION ______________________________________________________________________________ Q:    What are some easy ways to reduce my new company’s expenses? —Cost Cutter   ANSWER ______________________________________________________________________________ A:     Dear Cutter: When running a new business with limited revenue, it’s critical to rein in spending. Some easy ways to reduce expenses include encouraging your team to work remotely, […]

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Avoid These 6 Common Mistakes In Your Legal Agreements

Few business owners are legal experts. Yet many act like they are veteran attorneys when it comes to their legal agreements by thinking they can simply wing it and create their own contracts or rely on cheap, fill-in-the-blank legal forms they purchase for cheap online. However, this is playing with fire. In fact, you could […]

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Small Claims Court FAQs

As a business owner, it’s inevitable that you will face minor conflicts and disputes at some point. Whether it’s a client who refuses to pay a bill, an independent contractor who fails to fulfill the terms of their agreement, or a vendor who stiffs you on an order, dealing with such issues is a simple […]

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5 Tips To Reduce Your Expenses

When running a small business, every dollar counts, so it’s critical to keep a tight rein on your expenses, especially when you are just starting out and have limited revenue. If not monitored carefully, spending can quickly get out of control and put a serious strain on your operation’s financial health. Outside of hiring an […]

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The Top 3 Excuses To Avoid Planning

If you have yet to put in place an estate and succession plan for your business, you’re going to leave the people you love most—your clients, your customers, your team, and your family—in the lurch when something happens to you. And while that probably won’t be tomorrow, it could be. We get it—there are plenty […]

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Q&A What is an intellectual property audit?

Q & A: QUESTION ______________________________________________________________________________ Q:    What is an intellectual property audit, and should my company get one? —Cautious COO   ANSWER ______________________________________________________________________________ A:     Dear Cautious: An intellectual property (IP) audit is a comprehensive, systematic review that identifies all of your IP assets and then evaluates all of the potential risks and […]

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4 Issues When Trademarking Your Name

When it comes to your company’s brand identity, nothing is more vital to your company than its name. By developing a highly catchy name for your business, you can quickly get your company recognized, remembered, and respected. That said, coming up with the right name for your company involves a number of critical legal issues. […]

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Choosing The Right Entity Structure-Part 2

Of all the different choices you have to make when starting a new business, arguably none is more critical or has a more significant impact on your success or failure than your choice of business entity structure. The entity you choose will affect everything from the amount of taxes you pay and the type of […]

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Choosing The Right Entity Structure-Part 1

Of all the different choices you have to make when starting a new business, arguably none is more critical or has a more significant impact on your success or failure than your choice of business entity structure. The entity you choose will affect everything from the amount of taxes you pay and the type of […]

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