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Do You Know How To Legally Protect Your Small Business? Take this quiz to find out how aware you are of legal pitfalls and then follow the tips for improvement. View
How to Get a Patent Have you invented the next big thing? If so, you've got to get a patent. It protects your invention and gives you exclusivity. Read this article by Steve Strauss to understand why patents are critical to your success and how you can get one for your business. View
How to Avoid Check Fraud Business owners face a growing risk of check fraud as computers make it easier to create phony checks and banks allow customers to open accounts via telephone and the Internet.  Here are some tips to combat check fraud... View
How to Reduce the Cost of Bounced Checks The cost of bounced checks to small-business owners goes far beyond the penalty fees the banks charge for depositing bad checks. The time spent handling bounced checks and the havoc they wreak on cash flow are also part of the toll. View
Understanding Trademarks and Deciding if You Need One View
Understanding Business Licenses Depending on your small business type, you may need to file for licenses or permits with the state, or states, in which you do business. Nearly all businesses require some form of federal, state or local business licenses. Obtaining the licenses or permits you need for your business is an... View
What is a Registered Agent? Learn about Registered Agents and how they can help your small business. View
Federal Tax ID - Your Employer Identification Number (EIN) Get tips on obtaining your federal Employer Identification Number (EIN). View
Business Type Comparison Guide Business Entity Comparison View
Covering Your Back: The Buy-Sell Agreement During a business start-up’s early stages, it’s really the last thing on your mind that something could happen to one of the partners (or even yourself). But if that came to be, it could put a share of the business up for grabs and everyone’s dreams at risk. Investing a little... View