Last week there was a report on TV about a company in Sweden that implants RFID (radio-frequency identification) chips into their employees’ forearms. With just a swipe of their arm they can unlock security doors, work the photocopier, and access many other tools without the hassle of ID cards or numerous passwords or codes.
The rapid growth of the “Sharing Economy” has given birth to a new breed of service-based marketplace businesses that are changing the way we think about “work.” The slow decay of the 9-to-5 office job has given rise to the power of freelancers and solos to work when, how, and where they want. The role […]
Employee reviews. Those go right up there on the annual list of fun things to do just under getting your teeth cleaned and right above going to visit your in-laws. As a non-confrontational person, just the thought of giving someone negative feedback makes me want to hide under the table. Unfortunately, employee reviews are necessary […]
UpCounsel has expanded again! Yep, we’re ready to launch in the great state of Illinois and we couldn’t be more excited. We’ve been testing out the markets in Chicago and have quickly come to realize that our partnership with these outstanding businesses and attorneys is something quite special.
The new labor economy is in full swing . . . and simultaneously just getting started. Now that the B2B world is becoming keen on the concept, and the dramatic improvements that online marketplaces have made, we only see acceleration ahead.
We’ve all had that “oops” moment. You know, the one where you ask a non-pregnant woman when she is due or you open up a meeting with a joke and nobody laughs. Those are the moments that we wish we could stick our head in hole and just hide until someone else makes a bigger […]
There are a variety of software and template options out there for just about any legal need ranging from estate planning to lease agreements to employee manuals to promissory notes. With these basic outlines in place, do you really need to invest extra dollars on lawyer fees?
Filing the proper paperwork to establish your own business can often feel like a step in the right direction, whether it be a LLC, a S corporation, or a C corporation. But suppose you registered your business as an LLC or corporation, and after having some experience under your belt, you realize that you should’ve chosen to register as a C […]
I dare you to type in “common small business mistakes to avoid” into your search engine. If you’re brave enough (or bored enough) to do so, then you’ll be overwhelmed by a virtual avalanche of tips and guidelines with approximately 24.8 million results. So here is tip number one: don’t waste your precious time rummaging […]
With any business, entrepreneurs need a partnership with the advisors who have expert knowledge in different fields to truly thrive. However, the question remains, “How do I protect my intellectual property during the process of launching my idea while I enlist the help of other professionals?”