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17 Legal Tools to Make Running Your Small Business Easier
By Scott Gerber | July 10, 2020

Here are 17 legal tools that will help you run your business.

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Why You Should Develop a Relationship With a Business Lawyer
By Doron Hafner | July 10, 2020

The facets of launching a company can be overwhelming. Getting the help of a business lawyer is crucial to your success.

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Pets Go to Work: How to Create a Pet Policy for Your Office
By business.com editorial staff | July 09, 2020

Creating an office pet policy for your business? Here are five crucial points to include.

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How to Start a Telehealth Business
By John Riddle | July 09, 2020

The market and demand will only grow, but will the rules prove too difficult to overcome?

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Everything Employers Should Know About Payroll Withholding
By Simone Johnson | July 07, 2020

Learn what payroll withholding is and what it means for your small business's payroll process.

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How to File for a Patent
By business.com editorial staff | July 02, 2020

It's common for people to be confused about the patent process. We answer your FAQs.

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Transitioning Your Office Online Must Work for All Employees
By Mark Shapiro | July 02, 2020

Due to COVID-19, more employees are teleworking, and this can be a benefit for those with disabilities. But telework presents new issues that employers must address to ensure digital accessibility.

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5 Steps to Remove a Shareholder
By business.com editorial staff | June 29, 2020

The business.com community regularly asks for advice on removing shareholders from a company. We reached out to expert sources for some insight.

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How to Create a Partnership Agreement
By Sean Peek | June 29, 2020

If you are entering a business partnership, it's important to understand the rules of a partnership agreement and how to create one. Here's what you need to know about partnership agreements.

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Will Insurers Cover Business Losses From COVID-19?
By Dan Rafter | June 24, 2020

As restrictions start to lift, a big question remains: Will governments and lawsuits force insurance providers to cover businesses' coronavirus-related losses?

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How the FMLA Applies to Your Small Business
By Skye Schooley | June 22, 2020

Understand how the Family and Medical Leave Act applies to your business and what you need to do to comply with its regulations.

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Business and Product Names: A Guide to Choosing or Changing Them
By business.com editorial staff | June 16, 2020

Your business name is more than just a catchy phrase. Here's how to choose the right one.

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Electronic Signatures and the Law: What You Need to Know
By business.com editorial staff | June 15, 2020

What are the laws and best practices surrounding e-signature software?

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How to Change Your Business Structure
By business.com editorial staff | June 15, 2020

Is your original business structure no longer a good fit for your company? Change it.

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How the Affordable Care Act Applies to Your Business in 2020
By Skye Schooley | June 08, 2020

Learn what the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is and how it impacts your business in 2020.

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Intellectual Property Infringement: What Real Business Owners Need to Know
By business.com editorial staff | June 01, 2020

Your guide to copyrights, patents, trademarks and intellectual property infringement.

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What Are Legal Support Services?
By business.com editorial staff | April 30, 2020

Find qualified law support services for your business before you need them.

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How to Help Small Businesses Navigate Copyright Law
By Andrew Martins | April 30, 2020

Copyright law makes it tricky for business owners to broadcast music at their stores. Find out how Feed.fm helps SMBs pump out the tunes without landing in hot water.

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3 Legal Challenges for E-Commerce Businesses
By Derek Walter | April 29, 2020

Liability, data protection and fraud management can present significant legal challenges.

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Important Things to Do After Your Trademark Is Registered
By business.com editorial staff | April 27, 2020

So you've just registered your trademark and taken the first step in protecting your brand. Now what?

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What Every Business Needs to Know About Consumer Data Privacy in 2020
By Alejandro Uria | April 27, 2020

If we were to try to categorize all the data privacy trends under one heading, it would most likely be an attempt to better regulate how private information is used.

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Projection Mapping and the Law: What Advertisers Should Know
By business.com editorial staff | April 10, 2020

Before your next eye-popping event, know the rules.

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LLC: Why You Need to Create One to Protect Your Assets
By business.com editorial staff | April 08, 2020

An LLC may be costly to start, but a lawsuit would cost more.

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Can You Expedite a Trademark Application?
By business.com editorial staff | April 08, 2020

Trademark applications can take eight to 12 months to process. Find out how it's possible to get a fast pass on your application.

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Email Etiquette: 5 Ways to Respect Your Customers' Time
By business.com editorial staff | April 06, 2020

Following proper etiquette in customer communications will build trust and loyalty.

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Why Having a Diverse Board Is Good for Business
By Kiely Kuligowski | April 02, 2020

Diversity introduces fresh perspectives and challenges old thinking. Learn how to create a diverse board of directors for your business, and find out how it can improve your bottom line.

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What Sole Proprietors Need to Know About Business Licenses
By business.com editorial staff | April 01, 2020

If you conduct business, even as a sole proprietor, you have some municipal rules.

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Naming a Product: What You Need to Know
By business.com editorial staff | March 31, 2020

Product names can make or break sales. Here's how to choose the right one.

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Intellectual Property Essentials
By business.com editorial staff | March 31, 2020

Aggressive intellectual property protection allows a business to protect hard work.