Posts Tagged ‘law’

What Small Businesses Need to Know About Trademarks

Ross Kimbarovsky | January 30th, 2017

Protecting your brand is an important part of building your business and maintaining your customers’ trust. Crucial brand elements like your company’s name, logo and tagline should be protected so that no other company can enter the market and use your identity to sell their product or service. One of the earliest steps you can take […]

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10 Legal Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Small Business And How To Avoid Them

Ross Kimbarovsky | January 27th, 2017

I’ve been an attorney for over 20 years and have represented many startups, small businesses and Fortune 500 companies. I’ve seen many smart entrepreneurs and small business owners make critical legal mistakes that threatened the survival of their business. Fortunately, most legal mistakes are minor and can be fixed. But there are legal mistakes that […]

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The Importance of Solo and Small Law Firm Logos [INFOGRAPHIC]

Nick Bowersox | January 24th, 2017

In today’s legal marketplace, increasing competition, advertising noise and the commoditization of legal services has put substantial pressure on attorneys and law firms to develop unique brands that stand out from the crowd. Smart lawyers and law firms know that it’s impossible to differentiate when your potential clients don’t notice you. Yet when you look […]

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Everything Marketers Need To Know To Avoid Violating Copyright Law

Ross Kimbarovsky | October 12th, 2016

Your go-to-guide for respecting copyright law as a marketer.

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Small business Congress-watch: Three Pending Bills and Why They Matter

Mike | February 24th, 2014

I have written occasionally about legislation in Congress and how it impacts small businesses and startups, and three proposed laws have recently caught my attention. Congress makes a lot of noise about the importance of small businesses to our society, but their track record over the past few years has been abysmal, at best. Proposals […]

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Small business Congress-watch: Two Reasons to Call Your Representative!

Mike | January 14th, 2013

On occasion we take a look at recent legislation coming out of our Federal government in Washington. While the news is often discouraging and the activities of our politicians typically frustrating, there are those times when truly great ideas are put forth and, every so often, these idea become actual laws. Hard to believe, but it is […]

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Small business Congress-watch: Three Reasons to Vote Next November?

Mike | April 23rd, 2012

A few times a year I take a browse through current legislation that has been introduced in our Congress. The idea is to stay current on what the folks in Washington are doing for small businesses and startups and to briefly analyze some of those priorities and efforts. As business owners and operators who live […]

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Small business Congress-watch: new laws and your company

Mike | May 23rd, 2011

Periodically I check in on the good people in our nation’s capital to see what they are up to and what they have been doing lately for (to?) us and our businesses. Our Congress has the ability to impact what we do every day and how we do it. The profitability of our companies, the […]

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The Law on Fonts and Typefaces: Frequently Asked Questions

Ross Kimbarovsky | March 23rd, 2011

Update: If you’d prefer to watch a video about this topic instead of, or in addition to reading this post, here’s the video: How to Avoid Legal Issues When Using Typefaces and Fonts in Your Small Business Logo. The right typeface is often the key to a great logo design, graphic or web design. But there’s […]

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Small business and startup issues: net neutrality and H.R. 1

Mike | February 21st, 2011

Small businesses which are built on the Internet and dependent on it for their livelihoods are threatened by an amendment to the spending bill passed by the House last week. The amendment introduced by Oregon Representative Greg Walden, specifically prohibits the FCC from enforcing its Net Neutrality rules, passed late last year. These rules would […]

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