Category Archives: Business Law

Business Entity Names, Domain Names, and Trademarks

New entrepreneurs and business owners are excited about starting their new business ventures, but often become confused by the differences between the domain names, business entity names, and trademarks of their emerging startups. While all three share similarities, there are differences between them. It is important to understand the differences and how they will impact

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Contract-to-Hire Agreements

In today’s ever-changing job market, many companies are starting to embrace contract-to-hire or temporary-to-hire agreements. You can find contact-to-hire workers in many roles such as marketing, sales, public relations, information technology, accounting, and project management. Definition of a Contract-to-Hire Agreement A contract-to-hire agreement is a short-term work relationship that may vary from six months to

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Is Going Public Right for You?

At the beginning of a new year, many companies seek ways to grow their businesses. Some companies may be considering going public in 2018. Going public means a company offers its initial public offering, or IPO, by selling its share of stocks to the public. The shares will be listed on a stock exchange. The

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Companies can Offer and Sell Securities Through Crowdfunding

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has given companies permission to offer and sell securities through crowdfunding under Title III of the Jobs Act. Companies that want to offer and sell via crowdfunding should speak with a business law attorney who can help them navigate the process. Crowdfunding is a Growing Trend Crowdfunding is a

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Creating a Market Analysis for Your Business Plan

All parts of your business plan are important to your emerging business. One significant part of the plan is understanding your market analysis. Every business needs to be well-versed in their market and realize the potential financial success it can have in that market. Overall, the market analysis should demonstrate your knowledge of the market.

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Legally- Versus Non-Legally-Binding Contracts

With any company, whether a start-up or an established firm, contracts are a major part of the business. A business owner will sign a variety of contracts with a wide variety of entities. A business law attorney can help you draft the appropriate contacts to serve your company and business needs. Legally Binding Contracts A

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Commercial Leasing Agreements

Your business has grown to the point that you need to start looking for office space. Growth is an exciting time for any emerging business because the possibilities can seem limitless. Every small business wants to grow. However, if your startup business needs to relocate from your home garage to a full-fledged office space, you

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Social Media in the Workplace

Social media has become a big part of the workplace, and companies need to develop a social media policy that outlines what staffers can say online. A social media policy is sometimes referred to as a social networking policy. It is a corporate code of conduct that dictates how employees behave online. A social media

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Independent Contractors vs. Employees

Independent contractors are growing in popularity in the workforce. More companies are relying on the knowledge and expertise of independent contractors for certain jobs in their firms. It is important to know the differences between an employee and independent contractor. You need to be sure that the individual is, in fact, an independent contractor. If

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Probationary Periods on the Job

Employers use probationary periods in a number of different ways. Probationary periods can be beneficial to the workplace. However, they can cause a variety of legal issues when they are not explained or implemented adequately. You should speak with a qualified employment law attorney to help you understand the pros and cons of probationary periods.

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