The champagne has been sipped, the confetti has been vacuumed, and the ball dropped over a week ago in New York’s Times Square. Yes, the holiday season is officially over and it’s time to get back to business. What new laws do small business owners need to be aware of in 2015?
Software companies and consultants are in high demand with the ever-growing online market. While these advancements are being displayed in a cyber global arena, there are many legal and business related issues that programmers and consultants must consider. The global software market exceeded $265 billion in 2010 and is projected to increase 6% every year […]
You’re only as good as what sets you apart from others in your field. That’s what identifies Apple from Microsoft, Google from Yahoo!, Coke from Pepsi, and Nike from Adidas. It’s the intellectual property (IP) and the people who create it that holds real value for a company. And this is exactly why Nike is […]
My sister recently mentioned over lunch together that she recently looked into buying a franchise to one of our favorite local treat shops. They only offer ice cream sandwiches, but the line of customers is consistently long regardless of the time of year. With a frozen product there is minimal spoilage and waste, low labor […]
Football coach Tom Landry once said, “Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.” Now isn’t that the point of New Year’s Resolutions? While our personal goals may be to lose weight, read more, or volunteer at a local charity, […]
Recalled items have been on the news quite a bit lately. From used car lots selling vehicles with recalled parts that haven’t been replaced to baby items on Craigslist which are no longer available in the marketplace, these items pose serious risks to the consumer. With Christmas just around the corner and sales at their […]
Business in China can be quite lucrative for U.S. entrepreneurs and small business owners alike. The large pool of resources, lower costs, and their thriving economy all combine to make fertile ground for foreign investors. While our last topic focused on the types of entities foreign businesses can apply for in China, today we’ll […]
The New Year is the perfect time to hit the reset button and start fresh. You can reflect on the past year’s successes and failures and establish innovative goals for 2015. It may also be the perfect time to assess your company’s team and find new employees to fill in the gaps.
We had the opportunity to sit down with Sara Mo Lee, Stella & Dot’s Associate General Counsel. As the sole in-house counsel of an exciting startup in the fashion industry, Sara is managing the legal department at Stella & Dot. Stella & Dot is an online social selling company that not only designs and offers […]
Growing up with a successful CPA for a dad meant that after the holidays came another segment of the year that greatly impacted our family: tax season. While we didn’t decorate our home with calculators or ticker tape, we did know that dad would work long hours and many times we would be hired to […]