The Importance of Public Image for Business Owners

As anyone who has ever had a job can confirm, when you work for a particular business, you represent that company. Your behavior while on the clock or uniform reflects not only on you personally but on the business and the brand at large. Some such actions are merely questionable, such as a Pepsi employee […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Millennials Becoming Next Wave of Successful Entrepreneurs

Over the last decade or so, much has been said and written about the various ways that so-called “Millennials” are different from the generations that preceded them. Unfortunately, most of what is being said is not entirely complimentary, as Millennials have been called lazy and unmotivated, and they have been blamed for the decline of […]

Small Business Owners Must Understand Sexual Harassment Laws

Harvey Weinstein, former film producer, has been formally charged with rape, criminal sex acts, sexual misconduct, and sex abuse. Since the allegations of long-term sexual harassment surfaced against him in 2017, many more victims of have reported their own abuse. If you own a business, it is imperative that you understand sexual harassment law and […]

Tips for Terminating an Employee From a Naperville Business Lawyer

In a recent post, I talked a little about some questions that business owners and hiring managers should avoid when conducting employment interviews. Most of the questions I discussed have the potential to open an employer to claims of employment discrimination. If you own a business, it is crucial to have legally sound hiring practices […]

The Time for Business Succession Planning Is Now

For many business owners, it can be difficult to truly comprehend that, at some point, they will no longer be in control of their company. The day will come that, due to declining health, a sudden inability to work, or untimely death, their business legacy will be left in the hands of someone else. As […]

Naperville Small Business Lawyer Offers Advice on Planning for Selling Your Business

When you create a new company, whether it is closely-held family business, business franchise, or any other type of business entity, you take responsibility for every stage of its life cycle. Purchasing an existing business also leaves you responsible for the company for the duration of your ownership. I often get asked by clients, however, […]

A Guide to Online Business Laws

In the past 20 years, online businesses have become a powerful force in the global economy. By setting up an online website to attract and distribute goods to customers, entrepreneurs and business owners are discovering the financial benefits to operating an online business in lieu of/in conjunction with a traditional storefront. However, like all things […]