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13 Jul 2018

3 Things to Know Before You Commit to an IPO

For entrepreneurs and investors alike, a primary goal of building a successful company is to undertake an IPO eventually. An IPO, or Initial Public Offering, is when a company publicly offers its stock for sale. A double-edged sword of sorts, an IPO . . .

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13 Jul 2018

Is Your Non-Compete Clause Enforceable? Be Certain Before Your Next Hire

In today’s world, proprietary information and highly skilled workers are more valuable than ever. Businesses recognize that they must protect their future interests while preventing competitors from stealing the advantage. At the same time, . . .

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13 Jul 2018

Find Out Why LLC’s and Corporations Choose S-Corp Status to Save on Taxes

When it comes time to select your business’s legal structure, a corporation might seem like the least appealing option for one reason: taxes. Out of all the business structures, the corporation faces the most burdensome and notorious taxes. Because . . .

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13 Jul 2018

Starting a Business in Texas? Pick a Legal Structure to Attract Your Ideal Investors

Deciding on a legal entity for your start-up requires more thought and consideration than one might assume. This is especially true if you wish to attract investors to fund your business. Without the proper legal structure, you risk opening yourself . . .

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06 Sep 2017

The Super Bowl Brings Passionate Fans…and Lawsuits

By Kristin Naidysh - This post was originally published January 2017. Super Bowl 51 kicks off this weekend and, believe me, I am well aware. I live walking distance from Houston’s NRG Stadium and for months I have seen new hotels pop up, restaurants . . .

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06 Sep 2017

Is Your Corporation Up to Par?

By Kristin Naidysh For the average first-time entrepreneur, setting par value for the stock of a newly created corporation can be an intimidating task. At first blush, a plethora of resources mention par value, but the assistance typically stops . . .

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06 Sep 2017

When is the right time to trademark your business name and logo?

By Kristin Naidysh A trademark is a powerful tool for you and your company. By protecting the brand name or logoon your goods or services, savvy business owners like yourself better protect themselves fromcopycats and consumer confusion. In some . . .

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06 Sep 2017

Form Docs Foil Your Startup Success: When it Comes to Operating Agreements and Bylaws, There’s NO “One Size Fits All”

By Kristin Naidysh Picture this. A new business owner (we’ll call him Kevin), enthusiastic about a prospective business venture, picks a filing structure and files the appropriate documents with the Secretary of State. Kevin and his 50/50 co-founder . . .

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23 Aug 2017

Attorney goes “undercover” to expose the flaws DIY legal websites don’t want you to know about.

The bottom line: DIY legal websites are NOT a smart solution, but their existence is completely the fault of the legal profession (we’ll get to this later). There's no doubt about it, the legal market is changing. Startup and small business . . .

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23 Aug 2017

Are You Hurting Your Small Business?

When it comes to protecting your small business, preparation is key. Just as avoiding the doctor does not mean you’ll never get sick, avoiding critical conversations with your attorney will not make you any less susceptible to legal trouble. . . .

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