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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Why a Small Business Should Consider Setting Up a Trust

Trust us, you need a Trust. You’ve started a business and have been savvy enough to set it up with your attorney as an LLC with an operating agreement in place. You’ve legally separated your personal and business liabilities, but...
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Keeping Up to Date with Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions are part of a complex legal landscape, and it is crucial to keep up to date on the relevant laws. For instance, any changes to tax codes could have a significant impact on a potential business combination....
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What to Know Before Recording Someone Without Their Consent

Whether in a public or private setting, understanding the laws behind recording someone without their permission is vital to ensure that you are doing the right and responsible thing. Wherever you go in public, there is the risk of being...
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The Most Important Fundamentals to Start Your Business 

Starting a business you’re passionate about is an exciting journey. However, getting your business started can be a daunting task and many entrepreneurs may not know where to start. If you’re looking to start your own business, it’s wise to...
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