4 Tips on How to Prevent and Deter Employee Theft

When you own a company, you have probably invested a great deal in the products or services that you offer. Similarly, hiring, training, and professionally developing a team of employees requires significant investment as well. Across the country and around the world, however, employee theft and fraud present serious problems for small business owners, collectively […]

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 […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses the Customers Who Pitched in to Help at Waffle House

If you own a business, you probably spend long hours and untold amounts of stress to keep your business profitable. While making money is important, however, it might not be your primary motivation. Many—if not most—business owners are driven by their desire to serve their customers and to keep their clients coming back year after […]

Naperville Business Lawyer on Effective Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Policies

While most businesses have anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policies in place, many still face harassment or discrimination lawsuits because they fail to enforce those policies. More often than not, these are for repeat incidents that have, for one reason or another, gone unresolved. However, a recent report from the Bureau of National Affairs suggests that there […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Red Flags When Buying a Business

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 […]

Naperville Business Lawyer on How to Handle a Negative Review of Your Company

As a business owner myself, I always want my clients to walk away satisfied with the service they received. Unfortunately, no matter how good a business is, some customers will always be dissatisfied. This is just part of owning a business. Of course, with the growth in popularity of reviewing websites like Yelp and Google […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Gillette’s Controversial Advertisement

You have probably heard the maxim “There’s no such thing as bad publicity”—a saying that has long been attributed to 19th Century showman P.T. Barnum. While there is no definitive proof that Barnum ever said those words, the idea has certainly been echoed countless times over the years. As it applies to business, the basis […]

ESPN Promises a Full Lineup of Fringe Sports for Return of “The Ocho”

When you own and operate a business, it is important for you to understand your customer base. This sounds obvious from the perspective that you want to give them a product that they are willing to pay for, but understanding your customers goes deeper than that. As a business law attorney, I encourage my clients […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Apple’s Response to MacBook Pro Speed Issues

When you own a business, it is your responsibility to ensure that your products are living up to the expectations you have created among your customers. This is true for fledgling companies looking to establish themselves as well as for well-known companies with a loyal customer base. As a business law attorney and business owner […]

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. […]