Category: Small Business Attorney

How to Keep an Employee from Taking Trade Secrets When They Move On

How to Keep an Employee from Taking Trade Secrets When They Move On

Whether you had to fire an unruly employee or they left for a more prestigious position in a major corporation, you need to protect your small business. Your Intellectual Property represents your competitive edge. That means you have to think about protecting your business before you even hire your first employee. Here are two ways […]

Why You Should Have Business Contracts in California

Why You Should Have Business Contracts in California

In California, you can argue breach of contract in a court of law, even if you only had a verbal agreement with someone. So that does that mean business contracts are useless? Absolutely not! In fact, there are some situations where the courts will not hear your case unless there is a written contract. Here […]

Don’t Fall for These Myths About Intellectual Property (IP)

Don’t Fall for These Myths About Intellectual Property (IP)

For a small business owner, intellectual property can be very important to maintaining a competitive edge. However, it can be difficult to control your IP if you are unsure about how it works. Here are a few misconceptions that people have about intellectual property so that you are not fooled. Misconception 1: Patents Are Valid […]

How to Hire the Right Business Attorney

How to Hire the Right Business Attorney

When you run your own small business, one of the people you have to rely on is a small business attorney to help you navigate confusing business laws, business formations, intellectual property protection, contracts and agreements, and the like. Here are a few tips to help you hire the right small business attorney the first […]

How to Know If Your Small Business Requires an Employer Identification Number (EIN)

How to Know If Your Small Business Requires an Employer Identification Number (EIN)

Many small business owners get confused as to whether they need an EIN. The secret is in what the acronym stands for – employer identification number. Clearly, this number, which is acquired from the government for tax purposes, is primarily for businesses with employees. With that in mind, a sole proprietorship falls into one of […]

Three Ways to Protect Your Images as a Photographer

Three Ways to Protect Your Images as a Photographer

When it comes to the protection of intellectual property, there is no career where this is more important than being a professional photographer. You don’t want people to be able to use your photos without your permission. So how can you make sure that you get paid, especially when you often have to post images […]

What’s in a Business Contract Anyway

What’s in a Business Contract Anyway

Business contracts are very important for small business owners. When drafted properly, they can protect your assets while helping you to determine the scope of much-needed business relationships. From lease agreements to employee contracts, here are a few things to look for in a business contract. Termination clause – If there are going to be […]

Three Types of Patents for Small Business Owners

Three Types of Patents for Small Business Owners

Intellectual property (IP) is one of the most important things that a small business owner needs to protect in order to stay competitive in the modern business world. How can patents help you? We’re going to look at three types of patents that can keep your competition from offering the same product or service as […]

Read These Important Reminders Before Entering a Business Partnership

Read These Important Reminders Before Entering a Business Partnership

There are many ways that you can structure a business. When two people are going into business together, the first structure that you may think of is a partnership. What do you need to know before entering into a business partnership? Here are a few considerations. Is a partnership the best business formation for us? […]

How to Incorporate Your Business in California

How to Incorporate Your Business in California

You may be interested in the tax benefits of incorporating your small business in California, but perhaps the task seems too daunting. Here is a quick checklist to help you get the protection of forming your new business as a corporate entity. Come up with a name – Use the California Secretary of State website […]