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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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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.

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Federal Wage Garnishment Rules and Procedures
By business.com editorial staff | March 11, 2020

What to do if you need to garnish an employee's wages

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How to Dissolve a Partnership Agreement
By Julianna Lopez | March 11, 2020

Dissolving a partnership agreement isn't always easy. Here's how to end your partnership amicably.

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What to Do if ICE Serves Your Business With a Form I-9 Audit
By Sammi Caramela | March 10, 2020

Make sure you're prepared should Immigration and Customs Enforcement come knocking.

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How to Apply for a Copyright Online
By Julianna Lopez | February 28, 2020

Applying for a copyright online makes protecting your intellectual property easier than ever. Here's how to apply for a copyright online.

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How to Preserve Evidence of Internet Defamation
By Aaron Minc | January 06, 2020

Anyone and everyone is vulnerable to potentially defamatory online statements and attacks.

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How to Choose an Attorney Answering Service
By Adam Uzialko | December 19, 2019

Here's what to look for when choosing an answering service for a legal practice.

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How to Build a Business in the Legal Gray Zone
By Chris Porteous | December 15, 2019

Industries like cannabis are taking off, but how difficult is it to start a business in a legally gray area like this? Here's how to start.

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Surviving Open Enrollment: A Four-Step Health Insurance Guide for Small Businesses
By Jason Hargraves | November 29, 2019

Open enrollment is a time of year when employees can choose, drop or change their employer-sponsored health care coverage.

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HR Compliance Challenges Small Businesses Face Today
By Dennis O’Keefe | November 18, 2019

HR regulations are always evolving, and businesses need to monitor them to stay compliant.

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SBA Loan Default: A Complete Guide for 2020 and Beyond
By Jason Milleisen | November 04, 2019

Here's comprehensive guide to all your questions about SBA loan default, forgiveness and the SBA Offer In Compromise.

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How to Quickly and Easily Make Your Website GDPR Compliant (And Why You Should Immediately)
By Jared Atchison | November 01, 2019

Find out how you can easily implement GDPR policies to your website to make it compliant. This article breaks down the basics of the GDPR act, why you should implement it and how to make several...

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The Benefits of B-Corporations and the Simple Steps to Achieve Certification
By Anthony Gold | October 24, 2019

B-corporations are good for employees and customers, and good for the world. It's a commitment to creating a positive impact with lasting results.

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From Wine to Winning: A True Story of Standing Up to Litigation Bullies
By Regan Kelaher | October 03, 2019

Regan Kelaher has learned a lot in the last two years, and she is sharing the lessons she learned from a legal nightmare.

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Can You Patent or Trademark Your Original Recipes?
By Mona Bushnell | September 23, 2019

You definitely need to keep your restaurant's recipes secret. Here's how.

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How to Create an Accessible E-Commerce Website
By Nathan Resnick | September 16, 2019

Learn how you can make your e-commerce website accessible for consumers with disabilities.

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The Best States for Starting a Business in 2019
By Travis Crabtree | August 20, 2019

Here are four states where you should consider starting a business.

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What Is Cyber Insurance?
By Andrew Rinaldi | August 02, 2019

Here's what small business owners need to know about cyber liability insurance.

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What Is the Paycheck Fairness Act and How Will it Affect Your Small Business?
By Katharine Paljug | July 08, 2019

The Paycheck Fairness Act would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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Why Every Startup Needs Workers’ Comp Insurance
By Chris Porteous | May 16, 2019

You may be surprised, but every single state requires businesses to have workers' comp.

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The First Step of Selling Your Closely-Held Business
By Stephen Albert | April 26, 2019

Selling a business requires a team of experts.

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Preparing for the Worst: How to Make Sure You're Ready for Unforeseen Bumps in the Road
By Evyatar Sagie | April 17, 2019

It is critical you are prepared to handle any issues that come your way.

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Small Business Structure Drives Debt Responsibility in Partnerships
By Matt D'Angelo | February 26, 2019

The Business.com community asked what happens with outstanding debt and former business partners. Depending on your business's structure, former partners could be on the hook for unpaid debts.