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My Employees Oughta Know! Not if You Don’t Have a Written Handbook!
Business, Featured

By Jamie Moore Marcario Your company started small: just you, a computer, and your supplies in your garage apartment. And then almost overnight, you moved to an office downtown and added your first, second . . . maybe even your fifteenth employee. Or maybe you’re about to hire your first team member. Congrats on your […]

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The Donald, Jamie, and Intellectual Property?
Art, Business, Featured, Music

In case you missed it… Thrive Law’s managing attorney, Jamie Moore Marcario was recently interviewed by David Byrd, the host of American Cafe of Voice of America. President Trump recently announced billions of dollars of tariffs against China. The president said theft of intellectual property by China was one reason for his action. But what actually […]

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Independent Contractors are the Bomb (That Can Blow Up your Business)! When and How to Hire IC’s Safely
Business, Featured

By Jamie Moore Marcario We get it. You’re the new biz on the block and you need help. But the thought of hiring employees freaks you out! Where will you get the money? So you hire an independent contractor (IC) instead. You pat yourself on the back. Maybe you tell your best friend, “I’m brilliant! […]

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Don’t Be Stupid! How to Use You EQ to Increase Business
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By Jamie Moore Marcario You’re finally your own boss. You decide what you do, who you do it for, when and how. Awesome, right? But if you’ve never done your own thing before, you’ve quickly discovered that your brilliant business plan and loan from your brother to fund your dream aren’t enough to bring it […]

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To Compete or to Non-Compete, That is the Question
Business, Featured

By Jamie Moore Marcario, Managing Attorney If you’re a business owner with employees, chances are you’ve at least contemplated the idea of having them sign a “non-compete.”  Today, employee agreements not to compete with the employer are the rule, not the exception. According to reports from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, about 19% of […]

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Revenge Reviews: What to Do When Someone Trashes Your Business or Professional Reputation Online
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No matter how much we hear about fake news, false stories going viral, and hackers taking over online business profiles, most people assume that the “Internet of Things” is the truth. This state of affairs is particularly troublesome for entrepreneurs whose businesses become the subject of online defamation in the form of “revenge reviews,” many […]

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Insurance is a Scam! Or is it?
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5 Types of Insurance Every Business Cannot Go Without Before you even launch, it’s imperative that you protect your business with the right types of insurance coverage. A single lawsuit or catastrophic event can wipe your company before it even has a chance to get off the ground. Don’t believe me? Ask other business owners in […]

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Without these 4 Vital Legal Agreements, Your Business Could be at Risk
Business, Featured

When launching a new venture, business owners are sometimes so focused on drumming up dollars that they forget to do what is necessary to build a firm legal foundation on which to build a business that is ready for and will not be rocked by unforeseen legal problems or circumstances. The most effective bedrock for […]

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Myth Busters: The Intellectual Property for Small Business Edition
Business, Featured

Many small business owners fail to realize just how valuable their intellectual property is. Yet according to some valuation experts, intellectual property (IP) makes up between 40% to 90% of the total value of many companies. So, it’s extremely important that you identify your company’s intellectual assets and take steps to protect them! However, IP […]

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How to Deduct $5,250 of Your Adult Child’s College Tuition as a Business Expense (Yes, You Read That Correctly!)
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By Jamie Moore Marcario, Managing Attorney With today’s tuition costs at astronomically high levels, paying for a child’s college education can feel like extortion. If your child is an adult, you may have decided that it’s up to him or her to pay for tuition. But if you DO  want to help your adult child […]

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