Faux Employees & Tofurkey – No Substitute for The Real Thing

Faux Employees & Tofurkey – No Substitute for The Real Thing

Many small businesses hire extra help starting with their Black Friday deals, Small Business Saturday, and throughout the holiday shopping season. Many entrepreneurs unintentionally misclassify their seasonal workers, which can result in steep penalties. Did you know...
Employer Liable $752,000 for a Mosquito Bite

Employer Liable $752,000 for a Mosquito Bite

Yup, you read that right. It’s not a typo: $752,000 for a mosquito bite. You’ve heard of the goose that laid the golden egg. Well this was the mosquito with the golden bite. An employee who worked for Union Pacific Railroad Company for 30 years sued, claiming a...
What You Have in Common with McDonald’s and Starbucks

What You Have in Common with McDonald’s and Starbucks

McDonald’s serves 68 million people in 119 countries. Starbucks changed the world by reinventing the way we drink coffee. You may think you have nothing in common with these instantly recognized companies, but you’d be wrong. While you may not sell burgers, fries, or...
Why Is LegalZoom Like a Tomato?

Why Is LegalZoom Like a Tomato?

Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable? And what does it have to do with LegalZoom? When starting a business, entrepreneurs often ask me if what I think of Legalzoom. We lawyers have a mixed opinion of Legalzoom—some of us hate Legalzoom because it takes business away...
How Entrepreneurs are Like Star Trek Captains

How Entrepreneurs are Like Star Trek Captains

Your Ongoing Mission. . . Establishing your new business is serious stuff. But you probably got into it because you’re following your passion –the things you love to do. So, even though the stakes are high, itit doesn’t mean we can’t have fun while creating the...
How To Pick a Good (and Legal) Business Name

How To Pick a Good (and Legal) Business Name

When you start a new business one of the first things you need to do is come up with a name for it. When you decided to go into business you were probably focusing on operations: your products, services, funding, how to get sales, etc. Once you’ve figured out what...

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