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When an entrepreneur starts a business, it is important to have a legal professional look into whether they are in compliance with all relevant local, state, and federal laws and regulations. Applicable laws may concern issues such as licenses...

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Last month, we introduced some basic ideas about intellectual property and intellectual property law as it relates to startups. In that post, we focused on ways that the law could protect ideas that people or companies were trying to...

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Starting a business can be an exciting and potentially lucrative endeavor, and many entrepreneurs are understandably excited to get started. Developing a concept into a monetized reality requires planning and execution, and skipping steps in this process can cost...

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When starting a business, one of the most important decisions an entrepreneur can make is which type of business to form. The most common types of entity are sole proprietorships, LLCs, LLPs (Learn about the difference between LLCs and...

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If you have an LLC, you’ll need an operating agreement, which functions a bit like the bylaws of a corporation. The difference is that LLCs are generally much more flexible than corporations, which means there is more wiggle room...

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New employment laws that went into effect on January 1 will impact California startups and small businesses. One of the new laws that businesses won’t want to ignore is SB 459, which imposes heavy penalties of between $5,000 and...

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The American Jobs Act, which is currently being considered by Congress, proposes several important tax changes that would affect startups and small businesses.  Some of the most notable aspects of the Act for small businesses are: 1) a proposal to cut the payroll tax in half...

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