Legal Considerations and Advice for Entrepreneurs

There are a number of legal issues that should be kept in consideration when running a business or embarking on a new business-related opportunity. The Legal Considerations portal on Bright Hub’s Entrepreneurship Channel is filled with advice, tips, and strategies related to how you can legally protect your business and business ideas as well as how you can make sure you don’t stumble into any problems that could expose your business to adverse legal action.
The topic of intellectual property is highly debated in many circles, so we include full details on the definition of intellectual property rights in addition to explaining what options you have available to protect your legal ownership of such property.
In addition, we offer guides and advice as to what is the best legal structure for your business and how to file the paperwork to solidify that structure. We also cover such topics as antitrust and how it relates to small businesses, things to consider before signing a business agreement, and much more.

A Guide to Understanding Payroll Expenses and Legalities

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 guide contains multiple articles on payroll.

Learn About OSHA Requirements for Small Businesses

Want to know the secret to a successful business? One of the keys to a successful business is the safety and health of its employees. OSHA requirements assure the safety and health of America’s workers by setting standards for large and small business owners to follow.

An Overview of Rights Under Pending Patent

USPTO publishes patent applications 18 months after application, after which anyone has access to the information. The rights under patent pending does not prevent anyone from actually accessing and using such information, but allows inventors to claim royalty or damages if they do so.

Learn How to Qualify for Nonprofit Status

You have a nonprofit but you are not tax exempt nor do you have a nonprofit status. It is a lengthy but not a difficult process. Understanding the process for becoming a nonprofit will help with the future tax relief of your organization.

Patent Questions – How Long Does a Patent Last?

Patents are designed to protect creations and designs, but how long a patent lasts for is dependent on a number of factors. The length of time that a patent offers protection, depends largely on what type of patent is issued and whether required maintenance fees are paid to keep the patent active.