Naperville Business Attorney Discusses Choosing Your Successor

Family-owned businesses represent a significant portion of the American economy and are a proud tradition for many families. According to national estimates, family-owned companies comprise 90 percent of businesses nationwide and are responsible for more than 60 percent of the jobs in this country. As a business law attorney, I have helped many business owners, […]

Price of Advertising During the Super Bowl at All-Time High

This coming Sunday, the eyes of the sports world will be focused on Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, as the Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. The NFL championship game has become a media spectacle all its own, with days of advance radio and television coverage. The city has […]

The Pros and Cons of Buying a Franchise, Part 1: Franchise Pros

What do McDonald’s, GNC Live Well, Tim Hortons, and Meineke Car Care Centers all have in common, besides being nationally recognized brands? They are all among the most successful franchises in the world. A franchise is a business structure that permits private owners to buy the rights to open and run locations of a much […]

Naperville Business Attorney Salutes Veteran Small Business Owners and All Who Served

A quick browse through print media ads in the last week or so revealed a large number of promotions offered by restaurant chains, furniture stores, and many other companies in celebration of Veterans’ Day. Some retailers used the opportunity to run storewide sales, with lower prices available to all customers, while eateries offered a free meal […]

The Basics of Market Research from a Naperville Business Attorney

Your path to success in a business venture begins long before your ever open your doors to the public. For most entrepreneurs and would-be business owners, the journey begins with an idea for a new product or service, or a variation of an existing one. A raw concept, however, is rarely a sufficient foundation upon […]