Business Law

How to Know When It Is Time to Sell Your Business

Posted on August 3, 2019

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As a business owner myself, I understand that owning a business takes a tremendous amount of dedication and work. You probably put your blood, sweat, and tears into helping your business grow. It is understandable that you may be hesitant to sell the business. It can be hard to know exactly when the right time is to sell a small business and move on to the next chapter in life. To figure out whether or not selling may be your best choice, you will need to take stock of your […]

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Naperville Business Law Attorney Discusses Choosing a Business Name

Posted on July 29, 2019

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As a business lawyer, I have helped many entrepreneurs launch their own startup businesses. Opening your own business can be a thrilling undertaking. Being your own boss and controlling exactly how your business is managed can bring you a great deal of satisfaction. Before you open a new business, you will need to choose a business name. The name you choose for your business in many ways becomes it identity. A good name will help grow your business while a poor name could be a major detriment. As you decide […]

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Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Common Public Relations Mistakes That Hurt Small Businesses

Posted on July 23, 2019

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If you are a small business owner, you know how important public relations and marketing is. Even if you offer the best products or services around, a major PR mistake can absolutely ruin your business’s reputation. In my experience as a business law attorney, I have seen companies make creative PR decisions that increased their brand awareness, brought in more customers, and significantly increased their profits. However, I have also seen businesses make hasty choices which seriously damaged the relationship between their company and the public. If you are a […]

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Naperville Business Lawyer on the Curious Promotion of Pizza Crusts

Posted on July 15, 2019

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In previous posts on this blog, I have talked about a number of marketing strategies and niche products from a wide variety of different companies throughout the country. I will be the first to admit that many of these efforts have been little more than publicity stunts. At the same time, if a publicity stunt garners enough attention and helps the business in question increase its incoming revenue, one could certainly argue that the stunt is a success. As a business lawyer with more than 40 years of experience, I […]

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Naperville Business Attorney Talks About a Humorous Cake Fail in Georgia

Posted on July 11, 2019

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Every week, there seems to be a new, politically charged controversy that makes national headlines. Not all that long ago, for example, news outlets were abuzz with stories about bakeries that did not want to make cakes for same-sex weddings. This week, another cake-related story has started making the rounds on news sites and social media networks—but this one is much more light-hearted and quite amusing. As a business law attorney, I am always interested to see how businesses and customers alike respond to honest mistakes or mix-ups. With that […]

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Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Red Flags When Buying a Business

Posted on July 5, 2019

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Being a business owner is unlike any other type of job. When you buy a business or start a business, you become your own boss and gain the ability to control exactly how your company is run. Oftentimes, buying an existing business presents fewer risks than starting your own business from scratch, but an entrepreneur looking to purchase a business must still be diligent in choosing the right business venture. There are certain “red flags” which may be warnings that a business opportunity is not as great as it appears […]

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Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Adult Costume Policies at New Star Wars Park

Posted on July 2, 2019

If you are a business owner, you are probably faced with difficult decisions on practically a daily basis. Such decisions made difficult by the fact that regardless of the choice that you make, there is likely to be someone who is unhappy with the outcome. For example, if you decide to extend your business hours, your customers might be delighted but your employees will probably not be so happy about working later. As a business lawyer and a business owner myself, I realize that business owners must always operate in […]

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Avoid These Mistakes When Hiring New Employees

Posted on June 27, 2019

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One of the biggest responsibilities business owners have is managing employees. Making smart hiring and firing decisions can be challenging but also incredibly beneficial to your small business. The team of employees who represent your brand and operate your company can make or break your business. Hiring staff can be a complicated process full of legal pitfalls. Knowing how to avoid common hiring mistakes can help you grow your business while decreasing your chances of being involved in an employment-related lawsuit. Asking Interview Questions Which Violate Discrimination Laws When you […]

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Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Netflix and the State of the Streaming Wars

Posted on June 26, 2019

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It was not all that long ago that the television entertainment industry was primarily centered around the so-called “Big Three.” The national networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC battled for ratings, while cable networks did the same but on a smaller scale with more niche offerings. Fox came along in the mid-1980s and became a major player beginning in 1994. While the network wars might feel like ancient history, they have never really gone away—they have simply shifted to a new battleground. As a business law attorney, I recognize the […]

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Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses the Use of Images on Your Company’s Website

Posted on June 18, 2019

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In today’s competitive business landscape, it is important for business owners to utilize every available avenue for reaching potential customers and clients. Print advertising campaigns, television ads, and radio spots are all good examples of how some businesses market themselves, but not every company can afford to spend a great deal on aggressive advertising. Having a professional and informative company website, however, is a different story. As a business law attorney and a business owner, I recognize that every business needs to be online. At the very least, your current […]

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