What should your commercial lease agreement include?

Whether you are looking for your first commercial space or you need to find a new space, the terms in your lease agreement could make or break your business. While every agreement is unique, certain items should be in every document. These terms protect both you as...

How can I protect my business ideas?

When you are an entrepreneur launching your own business, you likely have more than a couple of unique ideas that will separate your business from the rest. Those could include ideas for a specific product design or production process, a cool company logo or slogan,...

When should businesses use non-compete agreement?

Non-compete agreements are ultimately created to protect your business. Sometimes, they can feel intimidating. However, your business may need to start using non-compete agreements in your employment contracts. What is a non-compete agreement? Simply put, a...

Seeking patent protection overseas

International growth comes with a fair share of risk, not the least of which is someone stealing your ideas and turning a profit. Building a case for defense is possible, but there are plenty of boxes to check on your way to success. Intellectual property theft takes...

Mistakes made by startups

As an entrepreneur, starting your business can be a substantial financial risk. Most companies start small, using minimal capital, which typically includes the owner’s funds along with small business loans. It is important to know what practices may put your business...