How Social Media Can Benefit Your Small Business, Part Two: Making It Work for You

In a recent post on this blog, I talked about how social media marketing has exploded in popularity recently. As business law attorney and small business owner, I realize that many people have come to expect businesses to have a social media presence. Although the universe of social networking can be daunting, there are many […]

Artificial Intelligence Bests Business Lawyers in Contract Review Contest

For many businesses, automation is one of the keys to increased efficiency and productivity. A machine that can accomplish the same task as a human worker is will usually be more cost-effective—at least in the long term. Most of us can easily imagine ways in which automation might be used in industries that involve manufacturing […]

Author of Infamous Google Memo Files Class Action Suit

When you own a business, it is understandable and responsible to ask your employees for feedback from time to time. This is especially true following the implementation of major changes to company policies and practices. In my practice as a business law attorney, I regularly encourage clients to maintain open communication between management and employees. […]

Tide Uses Creative Super Bowl Ads to Draw Attention Away from Dangerous Social Media Stunt

As a small business owner, I know I have to be ready for anything. Sometimes, a business is put in a situation unlike anything they have ever experienced or gets swept up in something which they did not intend to be involved in. In my practice as a business law attorney, I am often tasked […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses the Dangers of Corporate Arrogance

When you are the owner of a business, you must always be aware of your brand and its reputation. Every business should have a good relationship with its customers, and owners should be always looking for ways to make that relationship stronger. In my practice as a business law attorney, I have seen some egregious […]

Update: Papa John’s Issues Apology Regarding Anthem Protest Controversy

As a business law attorney and a small business owner, I understand how easily statements by a company official can be twisted, skewed, or taken out of context to the detriment of the company. Sometimes, however, a business owner may make a comment or statement that in and of itself creates division among the company’s […]

Naperville Business Law Attorney Looks at the Success Story of Netflix

Today, the name “Netflix” is synonymous with streaming entertainment as a viable alternative to cable, satellite, or over-the-air broadcast programming. When the company first started nearly 20 years ago, however, there was little indication that it would quickly become global entertainment leader. As a business law attorney, I recognize the importance of evolving with the […]

Naperville Business Lawyer on the Importance of Vetting Your Business Idea

If you are like most people, you have probably had an idea or two that made you stop and wonder if it could provide the foundation for a profitable business. Of course, only a small percentage people ever put their ideas into action. Those who build successful companies, however, do not take action until they […]

Naperville Business Attorney on the Role of Personal Values in Business Decisions

When you own and operate a business, you are faced with many decisions on a daily basis. Some of them may be relatively minor in the overall big picture—such as what font to use in your print advertising—while others will have a significant impact on the direction of your company and your career. As business […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses Corporate Responsibility

When you own and operate a business, you have a wide variety of obligations. Obviously, you owe it to your customers to provide quality products or services at competitive prices. You also owe a duty to your shareholders and financial backers to make responsible decisions designed to further your company’s profitability. But what about your […]