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How to Acquire a Patent for Your Business Process or Invention

How to Acquire a Patent for Your Business Process or Invention

Everything from your business practices to proprietary software can be patented to give your company a competitive advantage. This is particularly important if you are running a small business that has to compete with global corporations. Here are a few tips to help you acquire the patent you need. Check the requirements – Not everything […]

Why Protecting Your Digital Intellectual Property Is Critical

Why Protecting Your Digital Intellectual Property Is Critical

Intellectual property includes more than just printed materials. According to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), content that is posted online is also considered published and protected. So why is your company’s digital intellectual property at risk, and what can you do to add another layer of protection for your business? Why Digital Intellectual Property […]

Why an NDA Is Crucial When Working with Freelancers

Why an NDA Is Crucial When Working with Freelancers

If you operate a small business, having freelancers who perform work for you can often be a necessity. However, when you are dealing with clients that have sensitive information or your company has its own intellectual property to protect, an NDA may become necessary. Here are a few things that you gain by having an […]

What Will the Coronavirus Stimulus Package Do for Your Small Business?

What Will the Coronavirus Stimulus Package Do for Your Small Business?

As this article is being prepared, the Senate has already passed the coronavirus stimulus package, and members of the House of Representatives are traveling to the nation’s capital for a vote. If the package is passed as-is, how will your small business benefit? Here are a few highlights: Direct payments – Unless you or your […]

Without a Non-Compete, How Can You Protect Your Small Business?

Without a Non-Compete, How Can You Protect Your Small Business?

In many states, a non-compete agreement is a standard part of employee contracts. They keep your employees from learning about your business only to leave and start their own competing business in the same area. Unfortunately, some employers have abused this type of agreement. For example, some employers include non-compete agreements in a contract that […]