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Small Business Scams

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Small businesses are susceptible to scams because scammers assume that owners don’t know any better. Entrepreneurs just starting out may, in fact, not be aware of the scams that are frequently targeted at small businesses.   To protect yourself and your business, here are some of the top scams that you should look out for […]

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Written by Kylie Jane Wakefield

December 9th, 2013 at 1:59 pm

The Death of Lou Reed

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Last month, at 71 years of age, Lou Reed died from complications of liver disease. But that was not the end nor how his fans will remember him. A few weeks later in Lincoln Center, several hundred fans gathered together to celebrate his life and music. The New Yorker article said that Reed’s widow, Laurie […]

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Written by Lisa Johnson, Esq.

December 5th, 2013 at 8:47 am

“Get Your Legal House in Order” Google+ Hangout

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Hear a panel of experts discuss the various ways small businesses can get their legal house in order as the year comes to a close.

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Written by Johanna

December 4th, 2013 at 9:42 am

SEC Proposes Rules on Crowdfunding

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Crowdfunding is a way for just about anyone or any small organization to raise money. Many individuals make sometimes micro-donations in amounts as low as five dollars. But if you can get enough people along with a few larger donations, a young business can get itself up and running. You may have even read a […]

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Written by Lisa Johnson, Esq.

December 2nd, 2013 at 7:11 pm

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Legal Protection for Facebook Likes

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With just about everyone seeming to be on Facebook these days, it’s hard not to see what your friends have “liked.” Reading most articles online give you the opportunity to give a thumbs up. Clicking the “like” button may seem like a relatively personal action at the time, but in reality we should know that […]

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Written by Lisa Johnson, Esq.

November 26th, 2013 at 8:00 am

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If I Had a Dollar for Every Tweet

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Nobody needs a little birdie to tell them that Twitter went public recently. According to PrivCo, Twitter’s initial public offering created 1,600 new millionaires. All that new money is also a financial boon for the state of California to the tune of approximately $479 million in taxes. The IRS may get close to two billion dollars […]

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Written by Lisa Johnson, Esq.

November 26th, 2013 at 8:00 am

Posted in Estate Planning,Legal News

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Being a Good Samaritan at Work

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You might think it’s a good thing to come to the aid of someone in trouble. Especially if we are the ones in need of help. But it’s not that simple. Stepping into harm’s way to aid someone while you are at work could get you fired. That’s what happened to Kristopher Oswald, who was […]

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Written by Lisa Johnson, Esq.

November 21st, 2013 at 8:00 am

How Small Businesses Can Obtain Business Credit

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When people decide to purchase homes, cars, or college educations, they will, in most cases, seek out loans from banks. To determine eligibility for these loans, financial institutions will look at individuals’ spending history and credit reports. For small business owners who need loans, it works the same way. It can take anywhere from a […]

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Written by Kylie Jane Wakefield

November 17th, 2013 at 6:00 am

Valet Parking: A Trend in Regulation

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The 2013 Emerging Trends in Parking report cited traffic congestion as being the societal change having the most significant influence on parking. In light of many cities across the country still feeling the financial effects of the economic downturn, it should not surprise anyone that there is also a trend toward demand for greater parking revenue. […]

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Written by Lisa Johnson, Esq.

November 15th, 2013 at 8:33 am

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California Minors Will Get an Online Clean Slate

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California’s Senate Bill No. 568 was signed by Governor Jerry Brown on September 23, 2013. Referred to as Privacy Rights for California Minors in the Digital World, it requires operators of websites, operators of online services and applications and operators of mobile services and applications to make special provisions if the operators have actual knowledge that […]

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Written by Lisa Johnson, Esq.

November 14th, 2013 at 12:57 pm

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