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New Law Prohibits Employers From Using NDAs To Silence Sexual Harassment

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While non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) are good tools for protecting trade secrets and important information within a company, some employers take them too far by not allowing employees to disclose illegal activities in the workplace, such as sexual harassment. This will no longer happen in the United States thanks to a new law. In December,… Read More »


Effects Of Non-Compete Agreements

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Non-compete agreements are a controversial subject. These contracts are between employer and employee and prohibit the employee from competing with their former employer upon separation. The non-compete may prohibit activities such as working for a competitor, starting a competing business, hiring former colleagues, or developing competing products or services. These documents often include geographic… Read More »


Trademark Infringement Issue: Jack Daniels Vs. Bad Spaniels

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Jack Daniel’s is known for its Tennessee whiskey, but another company is trying to take advantage of the alcohol maker’s goodwill by creating parody pet products that are tarnishing the Jack Daniel’s name. A dog toy that looks like a bottle of popular whiskey has got the alcohol maker doggone mad. The Bad Spaniels… Read More »


Hot Franchises For 2023

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2022 has been a rough year for many people. The economy is unstable, with the price of gas, food, housing, and everything else going through the roof. Stocks are dropping. Many people have been laid off from their jobs as companies decide to go back to the office. Affordable housing has been nonexistent, leading… Read More »


Differences Between Startups And Small Businesses

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When starting a business, it’s important to use the right terminology. Is your business a startup or a small business? Aren’t they the same thing? They may sound similar, but they have some differences. While both are new companies, each has different goals. Here’s a closer look at both of these terms. Startups A… Read More »


Avoid Unlicensed Contractors By Having A Contract In Place

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After a disaster like a hurricane, storm, or fire, a person’s most prized possession — their home — may be damaged. Once they receive compensation from their insurance, they may want to rebuild. And because many people are living in temporary housing during this time, they often want to rebuild as quickly as possible…. Read More »


Copyright Infringement Over Chocolate Bunnies

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When you think about copyright infringement, what comes to mind? Maybe a published article or a song. Perhaps an invention or work of art. Do you think about chocolate? Probably not. It’s a battle of European chocolatiers as Swiss brand Lindt has sued Lidl, a German discount retailer, for replicating its popular chocolate Easter… Read More »


How The Right Business Formation Can Reduce Your Tax Bill

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Early on in your business, you likely made little money as a sole proprietor. However, in an instant, your business could explode. And so can your tax bill. This is what happened to one entrepreneur. A board game creator, he made less than $6,500 in revenue in a four-year period. Because his revenue was… Read More »


Using Copyrighted Photos Without Permission

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You’re a real estate broker and while searching online, you see a beautiful photo of Orlando that you want to use for your marketing materials. You see a photo of animals that you want to use or your veterinary website. So you get a copy of the photo and place it online or in… Read More »


Tips For Selling A Construction Business

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Some businesses are easier to sell than others. Construction businesses are a good example. With the population approaching 8 billion, we need more buildings. There are always things that need to be built, such as houses, apartment complexes, schools, stores, restaurants, parks, and medical offices. So if you’re a construction business owner who is… Read More »

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