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Protecting Your Good Name

Protecting Your Good Name

If you are in business, there are plenty of good reasons to set up a corporation or a limited liability company.  High on that list is the ability to prevent a competitor from stealing your business name.  So long as your corporation or limited lia… Read More
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The Risk of a Guarantee

The Risk of a Guarantee

Signing personal guarantees for business obligations is not uncommon for closely-held business owners. However, such guarantees put the personal assets of business owners at risk. If you are asked to sign a personal guaranty for your business, consid… Read More
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Social Skills

Social Skills

Connecting with your clients and customers through social media helps level the playing field between small and large businesses. But how can all businesses avoid making disastrous mistakes on social media that may have legal consequences? Planning:… Read More
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Keeping Your Trade Secret…

Keeping Your Trade Secrets a Secret

A trade secret is confidential information that is legally protected, used in a business, and gives your company a competitive edge.  The most famous examples include the formula for Coca-Cola, Google’s search algorithm, and the New York Times’… Read More
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Breaking the (Tax) Code

Breaking the (Tax) Code

The reforms in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act represent the most sweeping tax overhaul in 30 years.  Here are some of the most important changes that may affect your business: Qualified Business Income Deduction. Many owners of pass-through businesses, s… Read More
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