Topic: entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs: Raising Money to Fund Your Business? You Should Know…

Raising capital for your business isn’t your full-time job. But it’s one of the most important… Here are five recent updates that can help you do it right, from lawyers on JD Supra: Finders May Pose Risk in Private Capital Raising (Venable LLP): “Entrepreneurs, company executives, and private equity fund sponsors with a growing enterprise,… Read more »

7 Employment Law “Hot Buttons” for Small Business – A Legal Roundup

The landscape of employment laws evolves quickly, and entrepreneurs and small business owners are often left scrambling to understand new rules and implement new procedures. To reduce the stress, read these legal updates on seven employment law “hot buttons” that should be on the radar screen of every small business: 1.Social Media in the Workplace… Read more »

Will Crowdfunding Supporters Be Disappointed When Legislation (Finally) Arrives?

If you’re an entrepreneur or small business owner, chances are you’re following the progress of draft crowdfunding legislation currently pending before Congress. The lawyers at Davis Wright Tremaine are too. So far, they’re not particularly impressed: “I think crowdfunding is a great idea in concept, but I am afraid that crowdfunding enthusiasts are going to… Read more »

Workplace Discrimination Includes “Retaliation” – 5 Ways to Recognize & Avoid It

“More and more employers are recognizing what employment attorneys have long known. The most prevalent type of employment discrimination claim is not one based on race, sex, religion, disability or age. Rather, it is one alleging unlawful retaliation. In fact, in 2010, for the first time ever, retaliation claims surpassed race discrimination claims to become… Read more »

Women-Owned Businesses: Federal Contracting Incentives for Women in Small Business

“Madeleine Albright said ‘there is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.’ It follows that there must also be a special place in hell for women who do not accept the help of entities, programs, and benefits specifically purposed to promote women and diversity in the business world.” (Incentives to… Read more »

Featured: 5 Sources of Rich Business Intelligence on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is well understood as an important platform for recruiters and job seekers, but there is so much more to the professional networking site… Business Insights: More Signal, Less Noise LinkedIn also serves as a fire hydrant of business insight and intelligence for professionals of all kinds in all industries. Some sources of that biz… Read more »

America Invents Act: Friday Five Look at Patent Law Reform

For your reference, five legal updates to help you understand the pending America Invents Act patent reform legislation. Friday Five: what you need to know, from leading law firms on JD Supra» 1. The debate’s not over yet: “The House version of patent reform … contains a number of provisions that differ from S. 23… Read more »