Category Archives: Legal issues

Should You Leave Your Business?

Why would any sane person give up a thriving business? If I had a nickel for every time I’d been asked this question, I’d have at least enough change to buy a few lattes… or one really good glass of celebratory wine. And trust me, I did a lot of celebrating when I sold a…

Should You Buy an Existing Business?

Maybe you have your eye on a business in town – either because you love it and know how successful it is, and can predict how profitable it will be for you, or because you see a fixer-upper that you can buy cheap and turn into something amazing. Whatever your motivation, there are lots of…

How to Protect Your Ideas

Patents, copyright, trademarks–it’s all just legal mumbo-jumbo that isn’t really relevant for a small business-owner, right? Well, it depends. If you’re not doing anything terribly new or unique in the market, you probably don’t need to worry about this stuff. And while I find it fascinating (sorry, I’m a geek – what can I say?)…