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.
To keep your business running, you have to be able to collect the debts you are owed. Unfortunately, that isn't always the easiest of tasks -- even when the debts are owed by another business, like one of your suppliers or distributors.
The internet has brought forth some amazing new inventions and changed the world for many people -- it's also responsible for a whole slew of new worries for business owners.
Crowdfunding is a relatively new way for entrepreneurs to leverage the internet's power to fund their projects or bring a new product to market.