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If you learn one thing from this blog, let it be this: run a due diligence search before you begin operating a business with any name, logo, or begin to spend money on branding. Sometimes, you will get lucky, and spend thousands of dollars on branding, only to later find out that there are similar […]

Do this BEFORE you name, brand, or rebrand your business

Feb 25

Intellectual Property

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IT’S NEVER TOO SOON TO START PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT. TAX MINIMIZATION CAN BE ESPECIALLY HARD FOR ENTREPRENEURS, WHO HAVE TO KEEP UP WITH TAX LAW AND INVESTMENT STRATEGIES WHILE MANAGING A BUSINESS Note: this article is derived from our friends at Provident CPA and Advisors, a tax firm we recommend to all of our clients […]

How Can Entrepreneurs Plan for Retirement?

Feb 19

Formations

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Paige Hulse Law legal and networking for entrepreneurs

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An opinion piece for entrepreneurs and young lawyers My #1 piece of advice for any business owner in any field, or professional in any occupation? Find a mentor. I’ve been so blessed to have the mentor that I had in my life. Never underestimate the power of having a mentor, or building a network. On […]

On Mentorship: One Of The Most Critical Steps You Can Take In Your Professional Career

Feb 19

Personal

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As a business owner, you know that the first element of your business framework is liability protection and choosing the right entity…but all too often, I talk to business owners who think that just forming their LLC is enough, and they don’t need to follow through with the next steps. All too often, business owners […]

PIERCING THE CORPORATE VEIL: HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR LLC’S LIMITED LIABILITY STATUS

Feb 18

Formations

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As a startup, one of the earliest (and most important) questions you’ll be faced with is when it’s time to move forward from being just a sole proprietor, to a formal business structure, such as an LLC. WHAT IS AN LLC? A limited liability company (LLC) is a business entity that provides enhanced liability protection […]

What Is An LLC And When Do You Need One?

Feb 18

Formations

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This article is derived from Provident CPA’s, a tax advising firm that we recommend to all of our clients. The structure of a business can make a big difference not just when it comes to tax time, but to your business’ liability protection as well. How can you best shape your enterprise for optimum liability […]

ARE YOU FORMING A BUSINESS? THINKING OF SWITCHING YOUR STRUCTURE? THERE ARE PROS AND CONS TO EACH OPTION, SO UNDERSTAND WHICH WILL HELP YOU MEET YOUR LIABILITY GOALS AND PAY LESS TAX.

Feb 15

Formations

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how to legally write a book

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There is nothing easy about the process of writing a book, which means, every step of the process should be conducted carefully.   Generally speaking, when you’re in the beginning phases of writing a book (in other words, you have an idea in mind, or perhaps have even begun speaking to various publishers), there are simple […]

Writing a book? Here are the first legal considerations you should know about.

Feb 12

Intellectual Property

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A recent case is making headlines, and every business owner using their own name in business needs to keep an eye on the outcome. Wedding dress designer Hayley Paige Gutman recently revealed that she is in the midst of a contentious legal battle with her former employer, JLM Couture. While there is quite a bit […]

Can A Company Own A Person’s Name? A Case Study On Hayley Paige

Feb 3

Intellectual Property

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Practicing law exclusively for business owners can naturally put me in quite a unique position when it comes to spotting business trends, as you can imagine; particularly as the world endures an economic-crushing pandemic. After all, when clients work with my law firm, it is primarily in one of three ways:  To start a new […]

A Forecast of 2021 Business Trends (A Legal Perspective)

Feb 2

Intellectual Property

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In Part I, we briefly covered what you must do to protect a trademark. In short, you don’t own your brand until you trademark it. Obtaining your federal trademark is the (critical) first step of that process; however, you must continue with maintaining your trademark to ensure that you retain those rights. This includes both […]

Necessary Steps To Hold Onto Your Trademark (Client Case Study On Policing Your Trademark)

Dec 7

Intellectual Property

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