There were many highs and lows in 2014. “Let it Go” from the Disney movie Frozen made us sing until we never wanted to hear that song again. Pretty teens and boy bands still ruled the airways with Ariana Grande, Five Seconds of Summer, and One Direction belting the angst of unrequited puppy love. […]
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 growing online economyu. 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 valuable as what sets you apart from others in your field. That’s what distinguishes Apple from Microsoft, Google from Yahoo!, Coke from Pepsi, and bring value to each individual company: the intellectual property (IP) and the people who create it. While they can be incredible assets, they can also become threatening liabilities. And this is precisely why […]
Suppose you’re looking into buying a franchise, such as a local ice cream shop. While the store only offers ice cream sandwiches, there is a high demand for the product throughout the year. In addition, the shop itself has low rental costs and low labor costs. On the other hand, it would require $30,000 to buy the franchise and pay […]
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, […]
Hundreds of consumer products prove to be hazardous each year and are later recalled by the United States Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), costing the nation $900 billion each year in injuries, deaths, and property damage. In particular, this issue affects small business owners most acutely, if the product that’s deemed unsafe was initially a major seller. […]
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 […]