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This post is a follow-up to the Protecting Your Business Idea post.
Many people who have a great new business idea often times don’t have the money to get their idea up and running. Investors can sometimes be a good source of funding, however you have to provide them with convincing reasons why your idea is going to succeed and is worthy of their investment.
When speaking with these investors you will likely have to tell them about your product…Continue
Many people have new business ideas, however they do not have the funds to put the idea into action. They then want to meet with investors or others in their community to find money and get their business going, but they are worried that someone may steal their idea.
While your idea certainly can be stolen, it may not be too big of a concern and there are things you can do to protect yourself!
Common things people often think of when wanting to protect their new business ideas…Continue
Now that summer is coming and schools are letting out for summer many companies look to use unpaid interns. While this seems like a great idea in theory, there are laws the companies need to be aware of to keep themselves out of trouble.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) governs workers and lets us know when an employee should be classified as an employee or an intern. Within the FLSA the term trainees is used rather than interns so many people don’t think the law applies to…Continue
An employee handbook is important for all businesses; big or small. A handbook is a great way to introduce new employees to your company as well as promote a sense of fairness amongst the employees in your company. A well-written handbook can also help you defend against a wrongful termination lawsuit, if one should arise.
By providing an introduction to the business at the beginning you can help your employees feel welcome. A history of the workplace and it’s…Continue