Entity Formation Part 1 of 3: When Should You Form an Entity for Your Business?

  When is the right time to establish an entity? A common question for entrepreneurs launching a venture is when to form a legal entity such as…


Marketing Tips for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs should understand advertising laws before marketing their product. An aggressive marketing strategy can be a valuable tool for an…


Securing a Startup's Intellectual Property Chain of Title

  It is important for entrepreneurs to ensure their startup company actually owns the intellectual property related to its business. A startup…


Securities Laws for Startups Raising Capital

Federal and state securities laws cover startups raising money through sales of equity. People often associate securities laws as relating only to…


Is Your Idea Patentable?

Entrepreneurs often ask whether their idea can be covered by a patent? The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issues patents to U.S.…


Hiring Tips for First Time Entrepreneurs

Your startup company is taking off, and you find yourself wanting to share the workload with others.  Now’s the time to bring on new people.  You…


H-E-L-L-O Copyright Lawsuit!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV-tVEbwreY On 01/18/2013, freelance photographer Brian Masck filed a civil lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of the…


Using Images from the Web Legally

This composite Creative Commons logo is a mosaic of 2500 flickr images licensed under a Creative Commons license. Photo by qthomasbower on…


Tips For Using Social Media To Build Your Personal Brand

You can use social media to help establish the characteristics that make your offering unique. These days everyone is trying to develop their…


Google Settles with FTC, Promises to Change Some Business Practices

On Jan. 3, FTC Chairman Jon Leibovitz announced the FTC was closing its investigation of Google. For almost two years now, the Federal Trade…