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3 Benefits of a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is also sometimes referred to as a confidentiality agreement. This business contract helps to protect confidential information that may have to pass between individuals for the sake of a business arrangement. Depending on the guidelines set forth in the NDA, both parties commit not to disclose confidential business information to any […]

3 Types of Intellectual Property Every Business Owner Should Know

As the owner of a business, you need to protect your intellectual property from competitors as these ideas and trade secrets are your biggest advantage in the marketplace. Here are 3 types of intellectual property you should be concerned about as a small business owner. #1: Copyrighted Content All of the content that your company […]

2017 Update – New California Laws that Affect Small Businesses

The National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) has recently reviewed a slew of new legislation that may affect small business owners in the state of California. They called the report “The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly” and it outlines some beneficial new laws along with a few that may cause complications for small business […]

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Intellectual Property & Patents: Protecting Yourself During a Joint Venture Agreement

What is the difference between a joint venture and a partnership? How can you protect your intellectual property and patents if you decide to enter into a joint venture agreement? Here are some suggestions for small business owners who want to take this step. Joint Venture Agreements Vs. Partnership Agreements A partnership is a type […]

Play 16, “Maybe You Shouldn’t Incorporate.”

Play 16, “Maybe You Shouldn’t Incorporate.”

Welcome to another week’s Play from my Small Business Legal Playbook. I hope the tips are helpful to you and your business, as these Plays are specially designed to give you a little insight on the legal side of running a small business. Today’s Play, Play 16, “Maybe You Shouldn’t Incorporate” is the final Play […]

Play 15, “Franchise – Franchising Your Business.”

Play 15, “Franchise – Franchising Your Business.”

Welcome to another week’s Play from my Small Business Legal Playbook. I hope the tips are helpful to you and your business, as these Plays are specially designed to give you a little insight on the legal side of running a small business. Today’s Play, “Franchise – Franchising Your Business” involves something several of my […]