Legal Considerations

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  • Don't Understand Payroll Expenses? This Collection of Articles Will Help

    Understanding payroll expenses and legalities can save you time, money and even criminal charges. When you have a business with employees, you have to always make sure you pay the required taxes, expenses and stay current on the legal requirements. This...
    By Ivy N. McQuain MBA October 29, 2011 

  • How Much Do You Know About Business Partnerships and Structures? Test Yourself Here!

    Business partnerships are lost in the world of letters. There are S and C Corporations and even LLCs. How well do you know the ins and outs of partnerships and the entity structures they must follow? Test your knowledge with this quick 15 question...
    By Jean Scheid October 22, 2011 

  • What You Need to Know About Small Business Insurance: Resource Tips

    If you don't obtain business insurance, you may find yourself in a world of trouble. Sometimes your business lease will contain language requiring a particular kind of insurance. Learn what you need to have in place, what the different forms of insurance...
    By Ronda Bowen October 21, 2011 


  • Self Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Intellectual Property Laws

    Intellectual property is a hot buzz word right now, especially for Internet content. So - how well do you know your stuff? Take this quick quiz and find out your IP IQ.
    By Rebecca Scudder October 17, 2011 

  • Guide to Choosing an Entity for Your Business: Incorporation or Not?

    This guide is to help you decide whether to choose to set up your business as a corporation, limited liability or other. Learn about the different methods of taxation, converting from one entity to another, and dissolving a business entity.
    By Cayden Conor October 17, 2011 

  • Really? Can You Do That? How to Trademark a Word

    Owning the rights to a single word sounds improbably at first, but think of all the famous brand names that are one word long. Words are, in fact, commonly registered as trademarks. Can you trademark a word? Yes -- but only under certain conditions...
    By Amy Carson October 11, 2011 


  • Do You Know What It Takes to Start a Business? A Quiz on the Legal Considerations

    Have you kicked around an idea for a new venture and wondered what it would take to get the business up and running? Take this quiz to see if you understand the basic legal considerations.
    By Marjory Pilley September 30, 2011 

  • Do You Really Need a Patent?

    The purpose of a patent is to protect your invention from intellectual property theft. Patents are necessary and work to keep your creation safe. So is a patent absolutely necessary? If you want to protect your invention, it can be invaluable.
    By Joli Ballew September 10, 2011 

  • The TM Lifecycle: What is the Duration?

    You've protected your product or brand with all of the protections afforded you, perhaps including a patent or copyright, along with a trademark (TM). There are a few things you need to know to keep a TM or the ® on your product, however...
    By Joli Ballew August 31, 2011 

  • Protecting Your Brand: Copyright, Trademark or Both?

    You know you need to protect your intellectual property. But how do you know what protection you need for the type of product you've created? Read this article and find out quickly.
    By Joli Ballew August 30, 2011 
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