When launching a new venture, business owners are sometimes so focused on drumming up dollars that they forget to do what is necessary to build a firm legal foundation on which to build a business that is ready for and will not be rocked by unforeseen legal problems or circumstances. The most effective bedrock for building a legally strong business is to ensure you have in place 4 key legal agreements that no business should be without!
Based on our own experience and the advice of many seasoned, successful entrepreneurs, below are the four core agreements founders need from the moment that brilliant business idea becomes a reality. Read more
Many small business owners fail to realize just how valuable their intellectual property is. Yet according to some valuation experts, intellectual property (IP) makes up between 40% to 90% of the total value of many companies. So, it’s extremely important that you identify your company’s intellectual assets and take steps to protect them!
However, IP is a murky area of law, and if you’re not educated about how things like copyrights, trademarks, and patents work, you might be at a huge disadvantage. To identify and secure your IP, schedule an appointment with Thrive Law today. In the interim, here are four popular myths about IP protection that we would like to debunk for you! Read more
You started your business or creative venture with a clear vision of the end-goal . . . or did you? If you haven’t provided for your life’s work in your estate plan but fantasize about leaving it as an entrepreneurial or artrepreneurial legacy for your kids (and their kids’ kids), your dream might just become a nightmare for your heirs—and for your business partners, employees and clients, too. Read more
So you’ve saved up some money, developed a marketable concept, and you’re starting to create a business plan. Congratulations on your first steps towards entrepreneurship! It may have been your childhood dream, or a recent revelation, but now you’re finally geared up to get things started. But wait!Read more
Today is National Be Heard Day – celebrating small businesses and their efforts to “be heard” through the din of mega-business marketing efforts. Entrepreneurs, be heard! Make your presence known. Business owners, what are you proud of in your business? Shout it out!
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The very act of starting a business, any business, is creative.
If you agree, then you’re just the type of creative business to which we cater.
We help you grow ideas, not kill your creativity. Uncommon Legal won’t waste your time (or ours) by pointing out why an idea can’t or won’t work. We will recommend solutions to overcome potential obstacles. Average lawyers can spot a problem; uncommonly good lawyers help solve them. And we never try to fit your issue into a pre-form, generic, one-size-fits-all template. Read more