Is California taking unfair -- and illegal -- advantage of Arizona businesses who invest in its state?
Most people who aren't in the hairstyling business don't realize how much training and licensing is required to be able to work in an Arizona salon. Currently, a person must have 1,600 hours of training to obtain a cosmetology license.
When you started your business with your partner long ago, you probably pictured your partnership going on forever. What happens when "happily ever after" with your business partner isn't in the cards?
If you own and operate a limited liability company, it's important to understand when Arizona law requires you to amend your articles of organization.
Most freelancers -- of any profession -- learn the hard way that they have to spell out the limits on any agreement with their clients. A terms of service agreement is the easiest way to set expectations -- and limitations -- with your customers.
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.