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Don’t Hire Employees for Your Small Business Until You Read This Article

Don’t Hire Employees for Your Small Business Until You Read This Article

The federal government and the state of California both have laws that protect employees. If you run a small business, there are some things that you should know about before you end up doing something that could cost your company a big fine. Eligibility – There are massive fines for hiring someone who is not […]

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 […]

Avoid Infringing on Copyright of Digital Content

Avoid Infringing on Copyright of Digital Content

You know that you can’t use a competitor’s trademarks or infringe on their patents or copyrights. However, the digital age has brought about a shift in thought. Some business people seem to forget that copyrights apply to digital content. Here are three common online practices that amount to stealing someone else’s intellectual property (IP). Not […]

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? […]

Primary Considerations When Your Intellectual Property Gets Leaked

Primary Considerations When Your Intellectual Property Gets Leaked

Your brand’s trade secrets are the competitive advantage that you need when it comes to doing business in a world of corporate mega-giants. So what should you know if a disgruntled employee shares your IP with a competitor? This is what employment contracts are for – If you had a good employment contract, you can […]

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 […]