When you own a small business, there are always a lot of expenses that you have to balance -- and not always a lot of money to spread around. You might easily be tempted to put off obtaining help from an attorney until you have an actual legal dispute looming.
Small business owners everywhere are breathing sighs of relief now that the holiday season -- and all its craziness -- has passed.
If you're a small business owner in Tempe -- or many other places in Arizona -- you need to be conscious of the local laws in place designed to stop discrimination against people on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender expression or gender identity.
Sometimes it's okay to use someone else's copyrighted material for your own purposes. "Fair use" is the unlicensed use or copying of someone else's original work without their permission. As long as your use of the material can be considered fair use, it isn't a violation of copyright law -- nor subject to penalties for infringement.
Don't start a business that makes money off of another company's intellectual property rights -- even if the property is old and you don't think the company is going to do anything with it.
What happens when a company that your enterprise does business with files for bankruptcy protection?
Crowdfunding is a way to raise money through public donations -- and sites like Indiegogo and Kickstarter have allowed entrepreneurs of all kinds to take their fundraising efforts directly to the internet, potential investors and future consumers.
Every young entrepreneur these days knows that branding is important to marketing -- and trademarks are a part of branding.
Every great business has to start somewhere, but most don't think about starting with a shareholder agreement. In fact, most business owners don't think about drafting a shareholder agreement until the first problems arise.
If your business has run into financial problems, your creditors may seek to foreclose on your business property or equipment.