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San Francisco

Startup Spotlight: Public Speaking, Networking, and Affordable Attorneys

By | Nov 9, 2017 at 2:30 pm

If you are in the market for a new job, we might have some companies you want to check out. Each week, TechCo features tech startups that can help streamline your daily life. This week in Startup Spotlight, we found startups that help build…

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Chicago

10 Tips to Ensure Your Ecommerce Business Is Legal Overseas

By | Nov 8, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Google has proven it’s a market giant owning more than 81 percent of the search engine space, according to a report by NetMarketShare. Even at the sheer enormity of its presence, Google isn’t immune to regulations that govern other countries. Finding itself in a…

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7 Ways to Determine If Your Product Needs a Patent

By | Oct 31, 2017 at 7:15 am

Developing an intellectual property plan can be key to preventing mistakes that could impact future valuation of your company. But when is it the right time to get a patent on your product? We asked 7 entrepreneurs how they knew when/if a patent is…

Legal

5 Most Important Things Startups Need to Ask Their Lawyer, Ranked

By | Aug 10, 2017 at 9:20 am

The business world is a veritable minefield of potential lawsuits. Between like-minded thinking and outright property theft, entrepreneurs can get pretty cutthroat when it comes to chasing that unicorn status. For this reason, startups need to make sure that their legal counsel is not…

Legal

Irvine

Partnership Agreements Are Critical For Your Business

By | Jul 7, 2017 at 8:30 am

When you bring a business partner on board, it could feel like you are trusting them with your baby. While having a partner can strengthen the foundation and capabilities of your business, it also means giving up some of the total control you’ve been…

Partnership

Denver

How to Deal With Dissolving a Business Partnership

By | Jul 1, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Dissolving a business partnership is often a necessary evil in the world of business. It’s a long and complicated process that can be rife with less than business like emotions. The process is much like that of a divorce, but dissolving a business partnership…

Interviews

Portland, Maine

Getting Ahead of Your Legal Affairs Is the Key to Startup Success

By | Jun 20, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Every lawyer will tell you, it’s cheaper to hire them on the front end when you launch and get your business affairs in order than when stuff goes wrong or you’re playing catch up to protect your entity. For founders, taking a proactive approach…

News

San Francisco

Uber Just Fired Their Self-Driving Car Guy

By | May 30, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Uber has just fire VP of technology Anthony Levandowski for his refusal to cooperate in the ongoing Uber vs Waymo legal case, according to the New York Times’ report obtained from an internal email. Uber has confirmed the news. Levandowski left Waymo, Google’s self-driving vehicle developer,…

Business

3 Ways to Protect Your F&B Company from Departing Employees

By | Apr 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Food and beverage startups are transforming our lifestyles, from ingredients being delivered to our doorsteps, to three-step juice cleanses. Each startup has a unique brand – a distinctive product, ingredient, or business model – which preserves the company’s competitive edge and customer expectations. But…

Startup

5 Startups Changing the Legal Industry

By | Mar 9, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Legal startups are disrupting the legal industry in a good way. These companies make it easier for lawyers, firms, business owners and regular people to navigate the legal industry. The top companies offering industry-changing products and services include: 1. LawTrades LawTrades aims to fix…

Legal

3 Things Cofounders Need to Consider When Starting a Business

By | Feb 24, 2017 at 11:20 am

The idea has cultivated, the product or service has been developed, you’ve pitched it around town, and now you and your cofounder are ready to start building a business. Before you head down the road of taking on capital, there are some steps you…

Startup

3 Biggest Threats to Your Tech Startup in 2017 and How to Fight Them

By | Nov 30, 2016 at 10:30 am

On Facebook and Twitter, via newspapers and blogs, or just over a coffee during the office’s morning break – every day we’re bombarded with a ton of news, and it’s rarely ever good. Whether it’s Brexit pulling all our jobs out from under our feet…

Legal

6 Costly Legal Mistakes Made by Startups

By | Nov 21, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Launching a startup is undeniably an exciting time. Not only are you finally your own boss, but you also have a chance to become one of the most prolific companies in the world. Granted, that’s unlikely, but who knows, right? Unfortunately, that excitement can be…

Tips & How To’s

The Top 6 Legal Documents for Every Startup

By | Sep 9, 2016 at 10:00 pm

You’ve got your product and you know your market. All you need to do now is get your business started. But in the complicated world of federal and state incorporation, how does a business that’s just getting started make sure to avoid problems and…

Tips & How To’s

7 Essential Legal Documents Your Startup Needs

By | Sep 6, 2016 at 11:00 am

If you are launching a startup, the most important thing that you can do is to ensure that your bases are covered when it comes to having all of the necessary legal documents in place. This means bringing on qualified legal counsel as early…

Entrepreneur

Registering Your Own LLC Is Entrepreneur 101

By | Aug 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Here’s a good sniff test for whether you would really enjoy striking out on your own: Would you be willing to learn how to file your own LLC rather than pay an online service an overpriced amount to do it for you? The LLC,…

News

Gawker Scrambles to Play It Safe by Filing for Bankruptcy

By | Jun 10, 2016 at 5:21 pm

You’ve likely already heard the news. Media company Gawker has filed for bankruptcy in response to the penalties levied against them as a result of the Hulk Hogan sex tape case. Peter Thiel’s plan to take down this company is one step closer to becoming…