All businesses must comply with federal, state, and local requirements to legally operate in the United States. While these compliance requirements can protect your business name, you may want to take further steps to safeguard your business name. Read on to learn more about different types of business names and how to protect them in your locally, nationally, and internationally.

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While most lawyers are honest professionals, the legal industry does have its share of rotten apples. From overbilling to downright incompetence, our recent interviews with legal experts revealed 16 dirty secrets bad attorneys don’t want you to know. Read More
Small business owners might be surprised to learn they they are vulnerable to the same worker complaints that plague corporate America. In particular, more employees are suing companies for violating wage-and-hour rules, typically claiming they weren't paid overtime. Read More
Despite the work of campaigners and legislators there remains a massive, massive under-representation of women in senior positions, an online resource for female entrepreneurs says. Karen Gill founder of Every woman explains that the situation today is not one of 'blatant sexual discrimination', but a disparity between male and female salaries as well as the unequal proportions of men and women i Read More
Risk Management for Texas Businesses. This is a concise article describing employee rights, written to assist Texas employers. Contains link for valuable information from the Texas Workforce Commission. Read More
To operate a business legally one needs to meet all the laws for operating a business in your country and local community. In the United States that means the laws of the federal government, state governments of every state in which you do business, and in many locales, even city and/or county laws governing business operation. While this may sound intimidating, there are multiple sources of help Read More
As if small business owners don't already face sufficient challenges in getting their ventures off the ground and running them in a tough economy, a report from Investopedia says small businesses occupy a "sensitive" area that is more likely to draw scrutiny (and possibly audits) from the Internal Revenue Service, just one more burden for entities government and economic leaders are fond of calli Read More
Our experience, as well as those of our clients, has left us sensitive to the numerous legal mistakes small business owners make. We offer this in an effort to help you avoid them. Read More
If your small business creates any products or services that might be useful to Uncle Sam, you may want to look into a new law that, if passed, could increase the number of U.S. government contracts given to small business. Check out the full story on the Landrieu, Snowe Bill at TradingMarkets.com which could, among other things, require federal agencies to consider small business when handing ou Read More
Most cities and/or counties require you to have a business license and/or permit. Check with your local government municipalities to find out what the requirements are for where you live. Depending on where you live, you should be able to get this information from your local courthouse or townhall. Read More
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