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! […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
By Jamie Moore Marcario, Managing Attorney Thrive Law: a Business Law Boutique with Kathy Cregan, CEO Cregan and Co. Although many progressives warned that No. 45’s tax plan would bring nothing but wailing and gnashing of teeth, the highly touted “business friendly” nature of the Republican tax bill allowed it to pass both the House […]
You started your business or creative venture with a clear vision of the end-goal . . . or did you? If you haven’t provided for your life’s work in your estate plan but fantasize about leaving it as an entrepreneurial or artrepreneurial legacy for your kids (and their kids’ kids), your dream might just become […]
You know you’ve done it. We all have. You’ve seen an advertisement, read an article in Inc. magazine, or watched Shark Tank and thought, “That’s my idea! He stole my idea!” The difference between your idea and the one featured in Fortune is someone believed in it—and herself—enough to make it happen, including talking to […]
So you’ve saved up some money, developed a marketable concept, and you’re starting to create a business plan. Congratulations on your first steps towards entrepreneurship! It may have been your childhood dream, or a recent revelation, but now you’re finally geared up to get things started. But wait!
Today is National Be Heard Day – celebrating small businesses and their efforts to “be heard” through the din of mega-business marketing efforts. Entrepreneurs, be heard! Make your presence known. Business owners, what are you proud of in your business? Shout it out!
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