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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
10 Steps to Protecting Your Ideas Got a great idea? Follow these first steps from SCORE Counselor, Alan Tratner of Santa Barbara, CA. 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 Business Owners Can Fight Rising Fraud Daniel Kehrer shares how business owners can fight against rising fraud.  View
Understanding Trademarks and Deciding if You Need One View
Protecting an Idea Steve Strauss, founder of www.theselfemployed.com, explains how and why business ideas may or may not be able to be protected. View
How to Hire Teens While Staying Sane and Legal Soon, teenagers by the millions will be seeking summer jobs – the vast majority at small businesses coast to coast. An estimated 18 million U.S. teens will work this year, one of the highest totals in the developed world.  View
Is Mediation Your Best Option? Legal disputes are costly, time consuming, emotionally draining, and not good for business. A business dispute is a business illness. If mild, you can work through it, but it still drags you down and impacts profits. If severe, a business dispute can destroy an entire business. Unfortunately,... View
Staying Afloat in the Sea of Employment Regulations Managing a business - and keeping track of numerous employment laws - is a major challenge in today's sea of regulations. According to the report, "Small Business Problems & Priorities", compiled by the National Federation of Independent Businesses Research Foundation., the... View
Defining the Series LLC Limited liability companies (LLCS) come in a variety of shapes and sizes: single-member LLCs, manger-managed LLCs, multiple-member LLCs, low-profit LCCs (L3Cs), member-managed LLCs. The list goes on. But of all the various ways someone can structure an LLC, the least understood LLC is the... View