Which Type of Entrepreneur are You?

CNNMONEY.com is running a series called “America’s Best Colleges For Entrepreneurs.” One of its feature articles is titled Is it smart to go to school for entrepreneurship? in which 9 entrepreneurs tell their story about how taking classes affected their businesses. The 9 different types of entrepreneurs profiled are: -The

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When Idiot Lawsuits Attack

Every now and then you’ll find a business lawsuit that reeks of desperation. I found one. I guess having a frivolous lawsuit filed against you is a signal that your startup company has “made it.” But I imagine you’d rather find out a different way.

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Why Grandma Could Start the Next Facebook

New data suggests aging baby boomers are leading the surge in entrepreneurship. In a recent article, the Fortune Small Business unit reports how a recent study found that the number of middle-aged Americans starting their own business is surging. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the ranks of

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The Scoop on Franchise Royalty Fees

Buying into a franchise is one method an entrepreneur might undertake to start his or her own business. Franchises provide the entrepreneur with name-recognition, training and operational support from day one in exchange for an initial franchise fee and continuing franchise royalty payments. While the initial franchise fee is a

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When to Use an Anti-raiding Provision

As an employer, you make countless investments in your employees. Whether your employees realize it or not, you commit major financial resources, time and training to make your staff a company asset. How do you protect your asset from being looted by a former employee? Consider adding an “anti-raiding” clause

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Please Do Not Hire Google, Esq.

You have many choices when selecting a lawyer to assist your startup company…us lawyers aren’t exactly an endangered species. But one decision you should never make is to draft legal documents yourself. These documents are just too critical to be drafted and–more importantly–issue spotted without legal education and experience.Because entrepreneurs

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