Legal Issues for Small and Home Businesses

business attorney14 Questions to ask Before Signing a Business Lease

Choosing a business location and signing the lease is a big decision that has a huge impact on your business' success. Here are 14 questions you should ask to be sure you choose the best location and lease terms you can get.

 

business attorney8 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Business Attorney

You may not need a business attorney often, but at some point you will and it will likely be over a very important issue. Here are eight questions you should ask when trying to choose the right attorney to help your business.

 

reduce legal feesHow to Reduce Attorney Fees for Your Business

Need an attorney's help with your business but don't have a big budget for one? Use these three tips to keep your legal expenses down.

 

Plan for the End at the Beginning

Planning a new business? Nobody wants to think about business difficulties or failures, but planning for them in advance can help you avoid much expense and drama should the worst happen. This advice will help you plan for the end at the beginning of your new venture.

How to Build a Relationship with a Business Lawyer (Before You Need One)

Choosing a lawyer for your business isn't as simple as opening up the yellow pages and picking the one with the best looking ad. And asking for free legal advice when you're in a pinch isn't likely to gain you any popularity points with attorney friends. Here's how to go about finding the best lawyer for your business situation.

Top Ten Legal Oversights That Can Shut Down Your Website

Could Your Website Get You Sued? The answer is "Yes!" Even if you don't slander anyone in your blog or steal anyone else's work, what's on your website - or maybe what's NOT on it could get you sued. Here are the top 10 legal faux pas you should avoid.

Should You Use An Online Incorporation Service?

Incorporate online and save money. Small businesses can incorporate by themselves using online services - if they know what they are doing.

Who Owns the Copyright In Work Created By a Contractor?

When you pay an outside contractor to create something for your business - for example, a web site, some software, a logo, or some other created work - it would seem logical to assume that since you paid the contractor for the work, you own the copyright. Unfortunately, that isn't always true. Here's what you need to know to be sure the copyright ownership stays with you.

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid In Choosing a Trademark

You've picked your new trademark or business name and have already paid to have marketing materials made up. But wait - is that name you picked protectable? Here are five common mistakes you should avoid when choosing a trademark.

Copyright Violation: What to Do when Someone Copies Your Web Site

What do you do when you find your website content on someone else's site?

We Don't Need No Stinking Permits

Unless you're renting simple office space odds are you will need to make some modifications to the space, be it adding walls, flooring, paint, electrical, plumbing, or any combination thereof. But before you start putting up walls and installing counters, find out whether or not you need any special building permits.

How to Register a Trademark

Unless you're renting simple office space odds are you will need to make some modifications to the space, be it adding walls, flooring, paint, electrical, plumbing, or any combination thereof. But before you start putting up walls and installing counters, find out whether or not you need any special building permits.

Time To Sign A Lease; Get Your First Born Ready

You've finally found the perfect location for your new business. Before you sign a lease remember that no matter now friendly your prospective landlord seems, the lease is not likely to be in your favor. Here are some important points to consider before signing a commercial lease.



 

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