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 […]

Choosing the Right Business Partner

When you have an idea for a new business, there are a couple of ways that you could go about putting your idea into action. You could begin your new venture completely on your own—which would mean assuming virtually of the risks and responsibilities. Alternatively, you could decide to work with a business partner. You […]

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 […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Warning Labels on Coffee

Did you know that about two-thirds of American adults drink at least one cup of coffee in an average day? The average U.S. coffee drinker consumes just under three cups per day—with the average cup being nine ounces. All told, this works about to be 400 million cups per day and 140 billion cups annually, […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Facebook Privacy Concerns

As a business law attorney, I am acutely aware of one of the most valuable protections that an attorney has: attorney-client privilege. The United States Supreme Court has indicated that by guaranteeing confidentiality, clients are free to make “full and frank” disclosures to their attorneys, who can then provide sincere, applicable advice and effective representation. […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Productivity Problems

If you are a small business owner, you know that productivity can mean the difference between a successful business and a failing one. Sometimes a lack of productivity can be the result of employees who are not attentive, while other times, a decline in productivity can be caused by the workplace itself. As a business […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Whole Foods and Amazon

Known for a wide selection of health foods and organic items not found in many “regular” grocery stores, Whole Foods has not always been synonymous with “inexpensive.” In fact, the less-than-flattering moniker “Whole Paycheck” has been used by many to describe the high-end chain. Even Whole Foods CEO John Mackey has heard the nickname, calling […]

Naperville Business Lawyer on Managing Slow Periods

If you own and operate a business, you have undoubtedly witnessed the reality that the market is often cyclical. In some industries, certain times of the year are busier than others. For example, if you run a business that provides educational resources and tutoring, you are going to be the busiest during the school year. […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Talks About Disproportionately Popular Jobs

While it may not be the largest nation, the United States is arguably the most diverse country in the history of the world. Diversity, in this sense, refers to more than race, ethnicity, national origin, and sexual orientation. The United States, as it currently exists, is home to a wide variety of cultures, communities, and […]

Finding Opportunities in Fast-Growing Franchises

A would-be entrepreneur can go into business for himself or herself using one of several different tracks. He or she could build a new company from the ground up with a carefully laid-out business plan and a significant amount of hard work. Alternatively, a prospective business owner could purchase an existing company and continue to […]