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A Story of Giving

Dec 25 2010 - 1:32pm
An inspirational story of giving that is important to remember.
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What Types of Insurance Does A Business Owner Need?

Dec 17 2010 - 1:54pm
What are the essential types of insurance a business should have? In this article I discuss some important types of insurance that every business should carry.
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CNBC Television Program on Franchising - The Untold Story

Dec 16 2010 - 7:44pm
In a fascinating program on franchising, Behind The Counter - The Untold Story, CNBC reporter Darren Rovell uncovers some of the postive and negative aspectis of franchising.
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Tax Issues with Small Business Enity Types

Dec 15 2010 - 1:43pm
What are the federal tax differences between a limited liability company, an S-corporation, a C-corporation, a general partnership and a sole proprietorship? In this article I discuss those differences.
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When is Dissolution Available to a Company?

Dec 13 2010 - 1:24pm
What are the different methods of dissolution and when are they permitted? Read this post to learn more.
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Top Ten List of Grammar Errors to Avoid in Business Correspondence

Dec 10 2010 - 1:18pm
What are the top 10 grammar mistakes often made by businesses in correspondence? Read this post to learn what they are.
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The Differences Between Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights

Dec 8 2010 - 1:10pm
What are the differences between patents, trademarks and copyrights? These three types of intellectual property rights are often confused. This post will explain the differences and give examples.
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Choosing a Business Entity

Dec 6 2010 - 1:07pm
What type of entity is the best for your business? In this article I discuss some of the different options to choose.
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Got a Gripe? Start a Website

Dec 3 2010 - 12:59pm
Federal court upheld an individual's right to host a website geared towards posting gripes about a certain business. The website did not meet the criteria to fall under the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act.
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Technology & The Law: Lost Database Is Not Insured

Dec 1 2010 - 12:52pm
Technology & the Law: Is your technology insurable? A recent court ruling held that "if you cannot touch it, it is not insured."
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Tips for Investing in a Franchise

Nov 29 2010 - 12:52pm
This is a general guide of tips for investing in a franchise.
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Buying A Franchise May Have Become More Difficult

Nov 17 2010 - 1:59pm
Many franchisors are beginning to make it more difficult to qualify to become a franchisee in their system. Some are requiring good credit scores, existing business experience in the industry and larger net worths. Wall Street Journal reporter Emily Maltby discussed this trend in the November 15th issue of the Journal.
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Should Franchisors Allow or Require Franchisees to File Fictitious Name Registrations?

Nov 15 2010 - 4:03pm
Franchisors have varying rules on the use of their trade name/mark in the franchisee's name. Should they allow their franchisees to file a fictitious name registration in the state in which the territory exists?
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Resources for Finding Franchises to Buy

Nov 12 2010 - 7:52pm
I am often asked by individuals who are looking to buy a franchise, what are the best franchises? 
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The Significance of Items 5, 6 & 7 of the FDD to a Prospective Franchisee

Nov 11 2010 - 7:40pm
It is important for every prospective franchisee to understand the contents of the FDD prior to investing in a franchise. In this post I discuss the specifics of Items 5,6 & 7 and why they must be included in any prospective franchisee's due diligence.
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