When you're an entrepreneur, the world is full of potential business partners. It's incredibly easy to get caught up in the energy and ideas that can start flowing when creative folks get together and start talking business.
Freedom Debt Relief, which has a major office located in Tempe, has agreed to pay $20 million in restitution and a $5 million fine. The restitution will go to the consumers who were improperly charged fees for services they never received. The $5 million fine will go to the federal government. The agreement will allow the company to settle the lawsuit over its business and marketing practices without admitting guilt.
Most people don't fully understand the ins and outs of copyright laws -- and that's a big problem when you accidentally impinge on someone else's rights if you're blogging, sharing photos or otherwise using someone else's material for your business.
Copyrights are an essential part of protecting your interests -- especially if you are in a creative industry. Your copyright gives you full control over your original work -- without having to be concerned that someone else will claim it as their own or duplicate it without your permission.
The articles of incorporation for your limited liability corporation (LLC) are a basic blueprint of your business itself and a contract between all of the owners, shareholders and the state government.
It can be tricky these days to get through a job interview without making mistakes that can get your business in trouble. That's why it's important for small business owners to have a clear understanding of what you can and cannot ask a prospective new hire in a job interview.
Small businesses come up for sale all the time -- and they can be attractive to people who have an entrepreneur's spirit but don't necessarily want to go through the hassle of starting a business from scratch.
Contracts are important in all kinds of business situations -- whether you're a freelancer who works out of your home office or the head of a growing corporation.
If you're a blogger here in Tempe, then you likely want photographs to go with the articles that you write. While it may seem easy enough to snag whatever photograph comes up in the search engine, it may end up costing you a lot of money if you do.
Is California taking unfair -- and illegal -- advantage of Arizona businesses who invest in its state?