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Prior to crowdSPRING, I was a lawyer for 13 years – focusing on complex commercial and intellectual property litigation. This is the second in what will be a regular feature in our blog discussing important legal issues that impact every small business. What is a Trademark? Trademark law prevents businesses from operating under names – or using logos – that are likely to be mistaken for the name of an existing competitor. For a more complete definition, here’s how the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office defines a trademark: “any word, name, symbol, or device, or any combination, used, or intended to be ...
establishes small business size standards on an industry-by-industry basis, but generally specifies a small business as having fewer than 500 employees for manufacturing businesses and less than $7 million in annual receipts for most nonmanufacturing businesses. In the European Union , a small business generally has under 50 employees. However, in Australia , a small business is defined by the Fair Work Act 2009 as one with fewer than 15 employees. By comparison, a medium sized business or mid-sized business has under 500 employees in the US, 250 in the European Union and fewer than 200 in Australia. In addition to number of ...
Small Business Legal Issues: Copyright Basics « crowdSPRING Blog
Prior to crowdSPRING, I was a lawyer for 13 years – focusing on complex commercial and intellectual property litigation. This is the first in what will be a regular feature in our blog discussing important legal issues that impact every small business. What is Copyright? Copyright is a form of legal protection provided to those who create original works. Under the 1976 Copyright Act (United States), the copyright owner has the exclusive right to reproduce, adapt, distribute, publicly perform and publicly display the work. Any or all of these rights can be licensed, sold or donated to another party. One does not need to ... market research, surveys and trends
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If you’re like most people, you probably don’t know much about your legal rights and responsibilities — until you run smack-dab into a messy legal problem. Now revised and updated, this friendly guide helps you get a handle on a wide range of everyday legal issues, decipher legal mumbo-jumbo — and come out on top. Discover how to: * Protect your child support rights * Arm yourself against identity theft * Clean up your credit and improve your credit score * Hire the right attorney for your needs * Draw up wills and living wills Amazon Sales Rank: #39709 in Books Published on: 2005-02-25 Original language: ... market research, surveys and trends


Office Furniture Manufacturer Sample Business Plan - Market Analysis
Our target market is a person who wants to have very fine furniture with the latest in technology, combined with an old fashioned sense of fine woods and fine woodworking. This person can be in the corporate towers, small or medium business, or in a home office. The common bond is the appreciation of quality, and the lack of price constraints. Our segment definition is of itself strategic. We are not intending to satisfy all users of office furniture intended for use with personal computers, but, rather, only those who are most demanding. We are definitely out to address the needs of the high-end buyer, who is willing to pay ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
AECOM Joint Venture Wins US$111-Million Contract Modification to ...
LOS ANGELES -- AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE:ACM), a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, announced today that a joint venture in which it participates has been awarded a contract modification worth US$111 million for New Jersey Transit's multi-billion-dollar Trans-Hudson Express Tunnel (THE Tunnel). The joint venture, known as THE Partnership (THEP), consists of Parsons Brinckerhoff, AECOM and STV, Inc., and will complete final design and preparation of contract-bid packages for THE Tunnel. The 3.5-mile tunnel will double ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Legal Experts Host Webinar on Bankruptcy and Small Business
LOS ANGELES, Jul 08, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Attorneys and small business practitioners are invited to join David Epstein and Steve Nickles as they discuss the unique aspects of "Bankruptcy Reorganization of Sole Proprietorships and Other Very Small Businesses." Both Epstein and Nickles are program developers for the new Small Business Practice LL.M. program offered by Concord Law School of Kaplan University. They will use a real life practice problem in the webinar. This part-time fully online program will begin in fall 2010 with courses on renting commercial ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Redmond Internet marketing firm fined
Join us July 28 for our big summer bash, the TechFlash BBQ and Ping Pong Tournament. Compete in ping-pong or foosball, or just hang out and have fun. Tickets here . John Cook is co-founder and executive editor of TechFlash. He has been covering the technology beat for nearly a decade, writing about startups, entrepreneurs and venture capital, most recently serving as a reporter/blogger at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Calling all private companies! Is yours one of fastest-growing private companies in the state? If, during the past three years, your organization has grown fast, from a hot new product or service to acquisition ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


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economy, the real estate market, small business, legal issues affecting business and others. An ongoing section called Data Central will provide ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Q&A: Small Business and the SEC
In the chaotic securities markets of the 1920s, companies often sold stocks and bonds on the basis of glittering promises of fantastic profits - without disclosing any meaningful information to investors. These conditions contributed to the disastrous Stock Market Crash of 1929. In response, the U.S. Congress enacted the federal securities laws and created the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to administer them. There are two primary sets of federal laws that come into play when a company wants to offer and sell its securities to the public. They are: The Securities Act generally requires companies to give investors ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Penn State | Outreach | Small Business Development Center | Legal ...
No, but it's wise to get the best advice possible when you're starting out. An attorney is one source of the expertise you'll need to draw on. 2. Should I use a lawyer to draw up a contract or a lease? Yes, if you do not feel confident about what you are agreeing to, or if you want a legal review of the terms and conditions. The time for the lawyer is BEFORE you sign something, not after. 3. What are the differences in organizational structure, and what legal structure should I choose? There are three principal kinds of business structures: sole proprietorship, partnership, and corporation. A brief ...
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I got laid off from my full time job, can I collect unemployment ...
I was working as a civil engineer and was laid off last week. I filed for unemployment and the benefits will start soon. I also have a small construction estimating business incorporated as an LLC. If I make money through my LLC can I still draw unemployment from my former employer until I find another job? Asked by gmcrec Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2009  |  Found in Legal Issues Generally, if you have worked steadily for at least a year and lose your job, you may be eligible for unemployment. However, it should be clear that you lost your job for no grievous fault of your own, like poor work behavior, chronic ...
How important do you think it is to have a formal agreement in ...
Mentoring (2), Planning (2), Government Policy (1), Staffing and Recruiting (1), Health Care (1), Work-life Balance (1), Search Marketing (1), Business Analytics (1), Organizational Development (1), Distribution (1), Business Plans (1), Small Business (1), Using LinkedIn (1) This was selected as Best Answer Hi Dorene: You’re in business to succeed. If you can’t do it all alone, bring in employees, laborers, a secretary, an accountant and yes, a partner. However, ALL people in this list need to be told by you of what you expect from them, what you want them to do, not to do, your pay structure, benchmarks, HR ...