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Think Your Corporation or LLC Totally Protects You From Personal Liability? Think Again
Business, Featured

One of the primary reasons business owners set up corporations and limited liability companies (LLC) is to shield their personal assets from debts and other liabilities incurred by the business. Indeed, corporations and LLCs exist as separate legal entities from their owners, meaning the business itself can acquire assets, enter into contracts, and take on […]

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The GDPR: What Is It, Who Does it Impact, and Why Should I Care?
Business, Featured

Like everyone else, you’ve probably been getting a ton of emails and online notices announcing that companies are updating their privacy policies and/or website tracking tools. Although businesses do this from time to time as part of routine updates, practically all of the latest notices are aimed at complying with a new European Union (EU) […]

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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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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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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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