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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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23 Aug 2017

5 Legal Steps to Take Before Your First Seed Round

Generally speaking, startup seed funding is a form of securities offering where an investor or investment group invests money into a business in exchange for an equity stake or a convertible note. Seed funding is typically the earliest funding that . . .

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23 Aug 2017

3 Health and Fitness Mantras that Propel Entrepreneurship

As anyone who knows me will tell you, four months ago I started a new health and fitnessroutine to improve my physical and overall well-being. This routine changed my life and as I sithere writing this, half way to my goal, I am able to reflect back . . .

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