April 12, 2019

How to Protect Your Business’s Intellectual Property

If you own a business, you own some type of intellectual property. At the very least, you have a copyrighted brand or a trademarked product. Perhaps you’ve invented the cure for cancer, or you’ve developed a secret formula for the world’s best barbeque sauce. No matter what you’ve invented or created, you need to take certain steps to protect your business’s intellectual property. The more proactive you are about securing your intellectual property, the better chance you have of keeping it from your competitors. 
April 8, 2019

Business Contracts 101 – What Makes Them Valid & Enforceable?

Since I’ve been talking about how to protect your business in the last few blogs, it’s time to mention contracts – the most essential protective measures you can put in place in your business. Specifically, I want to talk about what makes a contract enforceable. Every day, you enter into some type of contract. Whether you’re making an online purchase or buying a hamburger, you are essentially agreeing to a contract. Contracts exist everywhere! And when implemented properly, contracts can protect your secrets, your reputation, your property, your equipment, and more.
April 5, 2019

Employee Contracts – Everything You Need in These Essential Agreements

Many employers use contracts with employees to protect their business interests and their trade secrets. Yet, more than that is at stake with these agreements. Employee contracts also protect the value of your business if you want to sell it in the future.
April 1, 2019

Stay Savvy… The Basics That Minimize Risk to Your Business

If you run your business as an entity (an LLC, a C Corporation, or a Sub Chapter S Corporation), you must abide by certain federal and state regulations. In fact, the type of business entity you operate dictates the types of documents you must keep, the fees you must pay, and the taxes for which you are liable. Therefore, if you are working to grow a best-in-class business, then you must do everything possible to stay compliant with state and federal regulations. Doing so will protect your business entity and protect you in case of litigation.
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