I haven’t always been a fan of social media. In fact, I was completely opposed to the idea when I first heard about it. What a total waste of time! I really don’t care that someone had a latte at Starbucks and I don’t want to read cliché quotes pictured above fuzzy kittens. Then about […]
We had the opportunity to sit down with Scott Woods, Charming Charlie’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel. As the first general counsel of this emerging fashion retail company, Scott is not only managing but developing the legal and risk management departments at Charming Charlie. Charming Charlie is a fashion retailer that sells women’s apparel […]
So much time, money, and effort is spent applying for a patent that it could seem unimaginable to sell it once you secured one. You may have nurtured the idea, brainstormed the possibilities, fleshed out the concept into reality, and birthed it into existence.
Having worked with a few tech startups, I’ve found that they all have one thing in common: they’re all founded by courageous dreamers. From online nonprofit crowdfunding to outsourcing web technicians, each of these entrepreneurs saw a need in the market and created a business where none had previously existed. But oftentimes it’s not easy to do […]
UpCounsel adds another state to the fold! Yep, we’re ready to launch in the great state of Colorado and we couldn’t be more excited. We’ve been testing out the markets in Denver and have quickly come to realize that our partnership with these outstanding businesses and attorneys is something quite special.
As Leo Veness so poignantly claimed, “The only thing that does not change, is change itself.” This is especially true when it comes to politics, regulations, and business strategies. In light of this, the SEC has recently made some changes that small business owners should be aware of.
So, you’ve got your foot in the door and arranged a meeting with potential investors; this is often reason enough to celebrate. However, in order to walk away with the cash you really need, you have to do your research and put together a compelling presentation. Here are some tips to ensure your success:
As a kid I was always advised to pay cash for everything and if I didn’t have enough cash in hand, then I couldn’t afford nor buy it. Now many years later I have those words still ringing in my ear, but like the proverbial angel and devil that sits on each shoulder. I also have conflicting advice […]
Reality check: Passion and hard work aren’t enough to make your business a success. What once fueled the dreams of eager opportunists are no longer enough to fuel those of 21 century entrepreneurs. Nowadays, you need to know the gap that your business fills, who your major stakeholders are, and the research pertaining to your specific market. This […]