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A recent class action lawsuit involving Starbucks could have wide implications for California small business owners. The case turns on whether employers need to compensate employees for small bits of time that are difficult to record. Although federal law...

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Startup owners may become overwhelmed in their search for commercial office space. Most often, entrepreneurs will need to lease office space because they neither own nor have the finances for purchasing the space they require. As a result, many...

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Where Should You Incorporate?

Launching a new business presents an exciting opportunity that includes making important decisions with far-reaching consequences. Not the least of these is deciding where to incorporate your business. Some states are widely considered more business friendly than others, and...

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10Fold, a San Francisco integrated marketing and public relations agency and friend of Kalia Law, P.C., is hosting its 6th annual Media Sharktank event on October 13, 2016. The event will allow startups, entrepreneurs, and others to pitch their...

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If you live and work in California, the threat of the Zika virus may seem remote. However, more and more cases are being diagnosed across the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many...

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Selling a startup may seem counterintuitive to many people–after all, you have just started the business. However, many small business owners know that selling a new business can be a lucrative venture. Many people start businesses with the specific...

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In today’s tech startup world, intellectual property (IP) is often the most valuable asset a person or company possesses. Undoubtedly, the next billion dollar idea is currently being developed – and it is just as likely that it is...

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In recent years, many business models have become more flexible and labor arrangements have become more creative to better suit business owners. Many small businesses may need assistance but may not have the need or ability to hire full-time...

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For many startups in the technology sector, their most valuable asset is an idea, and in today’s Internet-connected world, an idea can be worth billions of dollars. The ability to instantly reach and connect millions of people on their...

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If you own a business in California and have any employees, you should be well aware of the new law that went into effect in July of 2015. The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act requires employers to allow employees...

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