Growing your small business can be tricky. In fact, rapid growth can actually harm your company if you don't plan properly. And, even if you've implemented processes, technology, and outsourcing to deliver your core product or service and maximize growth efficiently, your company is still at risk if it doesn't have effective legal, insurance, tax, and financial (LIFT) systems. In fact, without solid LIFT systems, your business is just one accident, audit, or lawsuit away from ruin.
Hiring independent contractors (ICs) can be an essential way to boost productivity and streamline your resources, especially during the startup phase, when you have limited access to capital and can't afford to hire a full roster of employees. Even after your operation grows beyond its fledgling period, contractors are often vital for completing one-off projects or rounding out your team during hectic periods.
The entire process to register your trademark often takes many months and sometimes over a year to complete. So if you see a service promising to trademark your brand in mere minutes or even that same day, that’s a big red flag. Working with an experienced lawyer to support and advise you throughout the registration process is the best thing to protect your business. But if you decide to take the DIY route, at least now you know some of the warning signs to watch for to avoid getting scammed.
When launching a new business, securing appropriate legal protection for your company's intellectual property (IP) is your top priority. Since you're just getting your company up and running, finding a much reasonable priced trademark registration service is the best. But with so many trademark services out there and with all types of DIY legal services you find online, you should approach web-based trademark registration services with extreme caution.
The success of your business also depends on how good your business attorney is. Hiring a skilled attorney is a critical part of your business advisory team to provide vital assistance in almost every aspect of your business and help you handle legal tasks that protect you from costly legal issues down the road. Finding the right attorney can be challenging, especially if you do not know what to look for but these tips will help you choose the one that is a good match for you.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of us and forced communities and businesses to reevaluate everything. As a business owner, you may already have traditional resilience planning but that may not be enough to combat this pandemic. But despite the unpredictability that has accompanied this global crisis, it is not too late to implement changes to protect you, your employees, and your business. Here are some tips and strategies to help you navigate these challenges and the ones to come.
When considering engaging a social media influencer to leverage social media in enhancing your business's engagement and reach, it is critically important to keep in mind that legal issues may arise during the various stages of a relationship. Taking the right steps to lay a proper foundation for a successful working relationship is important to navigate potential legal issues that could arise. Read here to know the three key things you must keep in mind.
Owning copyright contents is one factor that contributes success to your business and registering your work with the U.S. Copyright Office makes it easier for you to be successful in a lawsuit against an infringer.
You need to be careful when using social media for your business for many reasons. Protecting your intellectual property on social media is critical because not only are you connecting with your customers, but also competitors. Before posting a picture of your new logo or tweeting a deal, here are a few things to keep in mind.