Troubleshoot Your Start Up Business Questions

Troubleshoot Your Start Up Business Questions

What Star Trek Voyager Can Teach You About Your Business A Trekkie (yes, fan of Star Trek) called me with questions about his start up business. I was almost delirious with delight because the conversation was a mind meld of some of my favorite topics: the law, his...
Durable Power of Attorney Promotion

Durable Power of Attorney Promotion

A Powerful New Tradition for Your Family The holiday season is a time for traditions and those special “family recipes” that show up at the dinner table with your relatives and friends. Any other time of year, we might try a new recipe after watching a cooking...
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...

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