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 […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses the Impact of Legal Marijuana on Job Growth

Since our country was founded, our elected officials have been tasked with creating and enforcing laws as well as promoting the financial health of the nation. Over the last 40 years or so, countless legislative measures and public awareness campaigns have been focused on reducing and eliminating the problems created by illegal drug use and […]

Chicago-Based Kraft Heinz Takes New Approach to Super Bowl Marketing

Every business owner understands the importance of increasing visibility and helping potential customers build a relationship with the company. For some businesses—including a number of the most recognizable brands in the world—Super Bowl Sunday provides the perfect opportunity to do just that. With millions of people watching the National Football League’s championship game, the Super […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses the Success of Pokémon Go’s Halloween Event

One of the keys to a successful business is knowing how to keep your customers engaged. There are many ways to do this, but as long as customers are willing to continue their relationship with your company, your business will continue to flourish and grow. Sometimes, however, the relationship between a company and its clients […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Raises Questions About the Enforceability of Non-Compete Agreements

When you own and operate your own business, you want to protect your investment to the fullest extent possible. You purchase insurance policies to guard against physical damages as well as certain potential lawsuits. You develop workplace safety protocols to prevent on-the-job injuries to your employees. Finally, you may look to protect your company’s interests […]

New Federal Overtime Rules May Affect Your Company’s Payroll

As a business owner, you rely on your employees to help keep your customers satisfied and help further your vision for the company. To that end, you probably realize the importance of keeping your employees happy with competitive wages, benefit packages, and reasonable vacation policies. In my practice as a business law attorney, I have […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Chicago Area Food Deserts

As the third-largest city in the country, Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. With 77 officially designated community areas and some 200 neighborhoods, many Chicagoans identify closely with their geographic roots and often pride themselves based on the neighborhood in which they reside. Unfortunately, however, a disturbingly large number of Chicago neighborhoods have very little […]