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I Created a Mobile App—Should I Market It or Try to Sell It to a Big Company?

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Hi Joe, I created and published a mobile application that is published on iTunes and GooglePlay. HEIRLOOM is a mobile will creator that evokes the camera to capture images and allows the user to auto-populate the items into the specific bequests. I have a provisional patent filed. Question: Should I market and pursue this business […]

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Written by Johanna

March 28th, 2014 at 10:57 am

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To Get the Most Liability and Asset Protection for My LLC, Should I Add a Partner?

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Hi Joe, I’m running my LLC in Chicago, Illinois, as a sole proprietor. I’m not getting the liability and asset protection as a sole proprietor of my LLC. I’m considering getting a partner. What forms do I need to file? – Gustavo Santana   Barely Legal Radio w/ Joe Escalante 1. Yes, in many states […]

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Written by Johanna

March 28th, 2014 at 10:16 am

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Does Your Use of Company Benefits Come with Privacy?

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If you’re reading this at work, you’re most likely aware that anything you do online can be monitored by your employer. From Googling “polar vortex” last month to all the news you read this week, your online activity is practically as public as your power suit. But what sort of privacy can one expect of […]

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Written by Bilal Kaiser

March 24th, 2014 at 3:54 pm

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Target’s Data Breach

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According to a U.S. News & World Report article, as the year 2014 started, there were over 317 million people living in the United States. Based on a January update by Target regarding the data breach, a good number of us shopped at Target recently. “As part of Target’s ongoing forensic investigation, it has been […]

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Written by Lisa C. Johnson, Esq.

March 14th, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Don’t Take a Bite Out of the Cronut® Name

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In May of 2013, Chef Dominique Ansel introduced the Cronut, a croissant-donut pastry, to customers at his eatery, the Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York. The dessert has been so revered since then that customers line up around the block every single morning outside of the bakery, sometimes arriving before 7 a.m. in order to […]

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Written by Kylie Jane Wakefield

March 11th, 2014 at 8:09 am

Family of New York Dolls Guitarist Battle Over Estate

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      In life, rocker Johnny Thunders was an example of all things rock ‘n roll, but in death, his story is emblematic of what inadequate estate planning—no matter how small—could do to a family. The New York Dolls member died in 1991 at age 38 of what many believe was a drug overdose […]

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Written by Phil Corso

March 7th, 2014 at 1:34 am

Government Shutdown Impact on Small Business Loans

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It wasn’t the owner of your favorite local mom-and-pop shop who decided to shut down the United States government in October, but they were the ones who paid the price in the end. Small business lending took a serious hit as a result of this year’s government shutdown, according to the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending […]

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What’s Trending Now in Small Business

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Last year, small business owners and entrepreneurs had to pay more attention to technology, the Internet, and mobile than ever before. If they weren’t executing content marketing campaigns online, optimizing their marketing and sales through mobile, or setting up security systems to combat cyber attacks, they would be left in the dust. The following are […]

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Written by Kylie Jane Wakefield

March 3rd, 2014 at 3:15 pm

3D Printing & A Duck’s Left Foot

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If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it just might be a duck named Buttercup that has a 3D printed foot. Over the last year, you may have noticed an increasing amount of news about 3D printing. It’s rather confusing to think about initially, but a recent LegalZoom article about the […]

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Written by Lisa C. Johnson, Esq.

February 24th, 2014 at 8:10 am

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Copyright & Tweeting Your Images

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Daniel Morel was born in Haiti in 1951. As a young child he already knew that wanted to become a photographer, because he thought it would teach him to be fearless. For decades, his award-winning photographs have captured the culture and history of Haiti. During the January 2010 earthquake, Morel captured images of the destruction […]

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Written by Lisa C. Johnson, Esq.

February 12th, 2014 at 1:50 pm