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COVID Causes Boom In Business Startups

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Would you feel comfortable starting a new business during a pandemic? Apparently hundreds of thousands of people were. Just in June 2021 alone, more than 440,000 businesses were formed. The period of March 2020 to June 2021 was a record high for business startups. That may be surprising to you, as that was also… Read More »


How To Pay Yourself As A Sole Proprietor

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Starting a sole proprietorship is pretty easy. There’s very little paperwork required; just get the licenses and permits you need. You also need a business bank account. Other than that, owning a business as a sole proprietor is pretty easy—until you realize you need to pay yourself. How much do you pay yourself and… Read More »


How To Review A Business Contract

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As a business owner, you have a lot to do. When it comes to business contracts, you probably don’t have time to read every word. But you should. When you don’t read the fine print, you subject yourself to post-contract issues. Don’t expect the other party to look out for you. Take the time… Read More »


Good Habits Every Business Owner Should Have

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Starting and operating a business may seem like the ultimate goal for many people, but is not for the faint of heart. It requires good habits and a lot of work. If you’re lazy or don’t have the right mindset, then the processing of growing your business won’t be an easy one. If you… Read More »


What Will Happen To Commercial Real Estate As The Economy Improves?

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When the coronavirus hit the United States in early 2020, many businesses were affected. Hotels, retail spaces, and offices shut down as the virus forced Americans to quarantine in their homes. Companies were unable to make money and as a result, they stopped paying the rent on these buildings. More than a year later,… Read More »


What To Discuss With A Lawyer Before Starting A Business

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Are you ready to quit the 9-5 and start your own business? Most likely, no. A business startup is more than just quitting your job and selling a product you created. There is a lot more involved. You need to know about liability, business structure, employee rights, copyright law, contracts, and much more. It’s… Read More »


Actor Donald Glover Sued By Florida Rapper For Copyright Infringement

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It’s true that a lot of music sounds alike. It’s not uncommon for modern songs to have elements of previous ones. However, if you copy specific elements without permission from the original creator, then you can be sued for copyright infringement. A rapper from Florida is claiming that a song from Childish Gambino, the… Read More »


When A Non-Compete Agreement Extends Beyond Death

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Not many things last beyond death. Marriage and alimony do not survive death, and neither should a legal agreement. However, that has happened in an incident involving a non-compete agreement. In a case in Alabama, the court ruled that the surviving parties to a non-compete agreement still had to make payments even though the… Read More »


How To Choose A Business Model For Your Startup

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As an entrepreneur, one of the most important parts of your business startup is the business model. This refers to how a company makes money. This is different from the revenue model, which only takes into account customer transactions. A business model is broader and incorporates employees, locations, marketing, and suppliers. However, coming up… Read More »


COVID Pandemic Leads To New Commercial Real Estate Trend

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It has been over a year now since the coronavirus made its way to the United States. This virus caused a global pandemic, forcing lockdowns, masks, and even business shutdowns. Many business owners were able to avoid bankruptcy and closures by changing their course. They offered different ways of shopping, curbside pickups, and takeout… Read More »

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