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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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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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5 Simple Steps to Building a Legacy You Can Leave Behind
Art, Business, Featured, Uncategorized

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 […]

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5 Reasons Why Every Business Needs A Lawyer
Business, Featured

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!

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Today is National Be Heard Day
Business, Featured

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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Uncommon Legal makes Best Law Firm Websites of 2017!
Business, Featured

THE LAWYERIST: For eight years, we have been finding the best examples of law firm website design from numerous nominations. Our selection criteria include best practices for website design, basic search engine optimization, and website security. READ MORE

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