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Are Your Trade Secrets Being Protected?

Posted on September 16, 2021

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As a savvy business owner or a strong business leader, protecting intellectual property is crucial. You have worked long and hard to develop your business. When you neglect to trademark, copyright, or otherwise protect your intellectual property, this hard work can be exploited by others. Whether you want to trademark your company’s logo or business name or protect trade secrets and other confidential information, knowing how to safeguard trade secrets and intellectual property can be challenging. This is why many business owners work with a skilled business law attorney to […]

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Are You Neglecting Employee Training?

Posted on September 9, 2021

As discussed in previous blogs, preventing legal problems is always preferred over addressing them once they have arisen. As a business owner or business leader, shielding your company from lawsuits, compliance issues, tax problems, and other types of legal trouble should be a top priority. Strong employee training can protect your company from avoidable legal headaches and ensure that your employees properly fulfill job duties. Unfortunately, many business owners sabotage their company’s growth because they underestimate the significance of employee training. Evaluating Your Employee Training Programs Business leaders should regularly […]

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Why Is a Financial Power of Attorney Important?

Posted on September 7, 2021

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In the event that you become incapacitated, it is crucial to have someone you trust designated to make financial decisions for you. This trusted person, called an “agent,” will be able to look out for your financial interests when you can no longer do so, either temporarily or permanently. By creating a financial power of attorney, you can rest assured that the person you choose as your agent will be able to manage your finances and help with things like making sure your bills are paid.  How Long Does a […]

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Does Your Company Culture Promote Success?

Posted on September 2, 2021

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In a small business, the most urgent issues may take up the majority of the business owner’s time and attention. However, it is important to take time to consider your company in a “big picture” sense. Is your business headed down a path that will result in long-term success? What issues are you overlooking on an everyday basis that could snowball into serious problems later on? When taking stock of your business, it is important to consider how the company culture is affecting productivity. Are your employees content? Do they […]

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Crucial Interviewing Rules Every Manager Should Follow

Posted on August 26, 2021

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As any manager or business leader can tell you, finding and hiring the right employees is a key aspect of growing a successful business. Candidate interviews are typically the best way to determine if a candidate has the right skills and experience for the position. Interviewing job candidates is a skill that takes a great deal of practice to master. Employers should teach hiring managers how to effectively interview candidates and avoid questions that could put the company at risk. Mistakes during the interviewing process not only increase the chances […]

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Lesser-Known Options for Buying and Selling Businesses

Posted on August 19, 2021

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For those with dreams of business ownership, starting a business from scratch may seem like the best option. After all, startups give you the opportunity to develop the business according to your exact specifications. However, there are considerable disadvantages associated with this approach. For many entrepreneurs, buying an existing business is the better option. If you are interested in buying a business, expanding an existing business, or selling a business, consider these lesser-known alternatives in addition to the traditional approaches.    Stock Purchases and Asset Purchases In an asset purchase, the […]

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How Attractive Company Policies Will Help You Draw Talented Staff

Posted on August 12, 2021

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Finding, hiring, and retaining high-quality workers is one of the most challenging aspects of business ownership or business leadership. As any business leader can tell you, your employees and contract workers can make or break your company. Unfortunately, finding good workers is harder than ever. In a recent survey conducted by the National Federation of Independent Businesses, nearly half of business owners reported having a job opening that they could not fill. Whether you are struggling to find the right staff or want to ensure that you retain the staff […]

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The Importance of Smart Hiring Decisions for Business Leaders

Posted on August 5, 2021

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Finding good workers is often one of the most challenging parts of business leadership. Hiring decisions are likely some of the most consequential decisions that you will make as a business owner or business leader. Hiring the wrong staff can lead to massive headaches, reduced profits, damage to your company’s reputation, and even legal disputes. Furthermore, staff who need constant monitoring and assistance take your attention away from the bigger picture. If you are the owner of a small or medium-sized business or you are in a leadership position at […]

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How Can Outsourced General Counsel (OCG) Help My Business? 

Posted on July 29, 2021

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As any business leader can tell you, legal concerns are some of the most frustrating and complicated aspects of owning or managing a business. Furthermore, these issues are also some of the most consequential. Making a mistake in a shareholder agreement, misclassifying a worker, failing to protect trademarks, and other legal mistakes can lead to avoidable headaches and considerable costs. This is why many business owners are turning to outsourced general counsel for legal guidance. With outsourced general counsel, you gain the advantages of an in-house lawyer at a fraction […]

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How Can I Protect Myself & My Business from Cybersecurity Issues? 

Posted on July 22, 2021

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If you own or manage a business, one crucial issue you need to stay up-to-date on is cybersecurity. Internet-connected systems are an integral part of most modern businesses. Web-based programs allow businesses to attract new customers, manage inventory, store client information, and much more. However, these systems can also be vulnerable to unauthorized use or malicious attacks. The FBI estimates that cybercrime cost small businesses nearly $3 billion in the year 2020 alone. Protecting Your Business from Phishing Schemes Something as simple as opening a seemingly innocent email attachment can […]

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