Naperville Business Lawyer Talks About Reading the Fine Print of Your Contracts

Think about the last app you downloaded for your tablet or smartphone. When you installed the app, did your device tell you that the app needed certain permissions to run properly? It is not uncommon for mobile apps to ask for access to your device’s camera, microphone, call status, and more. While you might have […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses Tariff Engineering

In the popular Marvel movie franchise, the “X-Men” are a group of superheroes whose powers are the result of genetic mutations. A large part of the films’ storyline focuses on the debate over whether these mutants have the same rights as regular, “non-mutant” people, leading many to view the theme as an allegory for discrimination […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses the Introduction of Self-Driving Uber Cars

For the last several years, the ridesharing company Uber has been at the center of controversy on several fronts. There have been countless questions about how the company classifies its drivers as independent contractors, as well as concerns over the screening processes used to keep riders safe. Uber also made waves more than two years […]

Naperville Business Attorney on the Accidental Millionaire in Startup Sale

When another business owner or entrepreneur is fortunate enough to enjoy a major success, it is tempting to ascribe the event to good luck or being in the right place at the right time. Of course, there is little question that timing has a great deal to with commercial profitability, but, in many cases, the […]

The Rise of Minority Entrepreneurs in the United States

For decades, minority-owned businesses and other forms of minority-led entrepreneurship have been on the rise in the U.S. In fact, from the period of 2002 through 2007, there was a 46 percent increase in the amount of minority-owned businesses. This increase has been aided by a variety of impetuses including the U.S.’s ever increasing immigrant […]

New Small Business Administrator Appointed to United States Senate

Earlier this week the year-long search for a new Small Business Administration (“SBA”) leader ended with the appointment of Maria Contreras-Sweet. Contreras-Sweet was nominated by President Obama, and was confirmed this week by the U.S. Senate. Many believe that Contreras-Sweet’s appointment will breathe a breath of fresh air into the SBA, while also encouraging the […]

Understanding the Illinois Small Business Set Aside Program

Illinois’ Small Business Set-Aside Program (SBSP) exists to help small businesses in Illinois build their credibility and achieve higher revenues. Operated by the Chief Procurement Office, the program awards millions of dollars to small businesses in the supply and service industries each year. The state of Illinois has identified 120 procurement categories that have been […]

Bruce Rauner v. Gov. Pat Quinn: What’s their Stance on Business in Illinois?

March 18th marked the completion of the Illinois governor primary elections. The primary elections allow both the republican and democratic voters to choose the individual that they would like to represent their respective parties in the November 2014 Illinois gubernatorial election. Democrat Governor Pat Quinn easily swept past his foes in order to clinch the […]

Coworking Spaces Offer Unique Opportunity for Local Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

Deciding to start your own small business can be difficult, expensive, and time consuming. Costs for a typical business include office space, startup costs, inventory, administrative costs, and employee pay. Here in Illinois, local entrepreneurs and small business owners are finding interesting new ways to cut costs through the use of shared coworking spaces. What […]

Inexpensive Marketing Techniques for Small Businesses

Small business owners in Illinois have it tough. The cost of operating in this state are high, and are more easily absorbed by large corporations. However, there are a few ways in which small businesses can facilitate progress without breaking the bank. In fact here at the Gierach Law Firm we have compiled a list […]