Is it the Beginning of the End For Non-Compete Clauses in the United States?

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recently targeted non-compete clauses, referring to these provisions as an “exploitative practice that undermines a 109-year-old law prohibiting unfair methods of competition.” The document set forth on January 5, 2023 proposes that the Non-Compete...
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When Big Life Changes Necessitate Big Legal Changes

Estate Planning For Smarties  One of the most important actions a person can take during life is choosing how they would like to dispose of their property at death. This applies to ANY person, not just business owners. The Freedom...
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What are Asset Purchase Agreements?

 APAs offer a great way to expand your business, and/or acquiring new ones! APA stands for an Asset Purchase Agreement and formalizes the specific terms for the sale or purchase of assets in a company. Asset Purchase Agreements are often...
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How to Make Your Business Structure Fit You Like Your Favorite Pair of Jeans

Picture this. You have an idea – one that you are passionate about. Recently, you have realized that this idea could be a source of not only fulfillment but financial gain. This is the beginning of your journey as a...
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Phantom Stocks and Employee Retention

As a business owner, you understand the importance of employee retention, especially when it comes to the Rock Stars of your company, like: Your assistant who keeps you on task and anticipates your needs before you know you need stuff;...
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How Your Mindset About Business Impacts Your Bottom Line

We’ve talked before about how, as a business owner, you shouldn’t mire yourself in the day-to-day minutiae of your business and how hiring more employees can buy you freedom. Now, you may read those words and think, “Easier said than done.” What’s...
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Accredited Investor Affidavit

We have ready investors, and everyone is ready to come to the table and make this deal happen. Why do we need an Accredited Investor Affidavit? It takes money to make money, so the saying goes, and not so long...
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Why All LLC’s Business Owners NEED a Written Operating Agreement

Congratulations! You’ve come up with a brilliant business idea selling a much-needed product or service. You have partnered with a person or people you share a vision with who you know will help the business grow and you all agree...
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Patent vs. Patent Pending/Provisional Patent

To Patent or to Patent Pending/Provisional Patent… that is the question. How many hours have you put into the design of your idea? How many exciting revisions have been made to fine tune and make possible the ideal product? How...
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A Trademark vs a Tradename: Do You Need Both?

Much like the time, careful consideration, love, and effort you put into naming new humans you have created or new furry four-legged companions you adopt, naming a business is no small feat. This is your baby, and you want that...
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