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A business’s identity is among its most important assets. Fortunately, legal mechanisms exist that allow a business to be able to protect its name and other identifying characteristics from being misappropriated or used by others. A trademark is a...

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As a business owner, hiring your first employee is a big step. While it is certainly a milestone of growth, it also triggers a variety of legal issues of which every business owner should be aware. It is extremely...

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Corporate bylaws are the set of rules that govern the day-to-day operations of a corporation. They are distinct from a company’s articles of incorporation, which provide basic information about the organization, such as the individual who organized the corporation...

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When an entrepreneur decides to make their business official, two business entities they may commonly consider are the limited liability company (LLC) and the S Corporation (S-Corp). While these two entities have several similarities and shared benefits, they also...

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A sole proprietorship is perhaps the simplest business entity available for self-employed individuals. In fact, many people have a sole proprietorship without even realizing they do. For example, a college student offering lawn services in the neighborhood to make...

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As we have previously discussed on this blog, a limited liability company (LLC) is the right type of business entity for many different types of companies starting in California. However, as a business owner, it is very important for...

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A shareholders agreement is exactly as it sounds—an agreement among a company’s shareholders regarding several aspects of company management and shareholder rights. The shareholders agreement is in addition to the company’s constitutional documents. Shareholders agreements are common because they...

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Many people who start their own businesses have the ambition and passion required to sell their product or service in a successful manner. However, many entrepreneurs may initially be nearly clueless when it comes to choosing the right business...

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Last month, President Obama announced his intention to use the administration’s federal rule-making authority to make significant changes to federal overtime rules. If implemented, these changes could have a significant impact on small businesses, particularly those that employ salaried...

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Many small business owners do not want to start from scratch with a unique idea. The good news is that you can still be your own boss without building a business from the ground up, as franchises can be...

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