Legal

Starting a business can be challenging, and the legal hurdles you need to cross make your life no easier. We’ll try and cover some of the legal bases involved in launching a small business, especially from an online/technology angle, so you can keep your focus on growing your company.

How To Know When You Need A DBA For Your Business, And How To Register It Online

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An essential step to starting a business most entrepreneurs don’t immediately think about is legally establishing a business name. In addition to separating out your business income and expenses with a separate bank account, one of the first things you’ll want to do as a sole proprietor, assuming you aren’t ready or don’t have the funds to incorporate, is to form a DBA (Doing Business As). That way you can market yourself and receive checks in the name of your business, instead of your personal name…

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Protect Your Business With A Website Development Agreement

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Whether you’re a web designer/ developer yourself, or you run a business and have a web developer on staff, it’s important for you to have a contract that protects you and your company from fraud and liability. Liability protection, even for corporations, has many loopholes. For this reason discuss and provide web development contract resources for those interested…

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LegalZoom Reviews: Your Best Bet for Online Legal Services?

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Starting a new business and trying to save time and money? Complying with legal requirements is certainly one of the most important aspects of owning your own business, but you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg for expensive attorneys. More and more small businesses are turning to online legal services, like LegalZoom. Is LegalZoom legit? Can you really get your legal needs met online — and will they hold up in court? Yes, if you use the service wisely…

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Rocket Lawyer Review: Is an Online Legal Service Worth It?

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Can’t afford to hire an attorney for your personal or small business legal needs? When it comes to simple legal forms and filings, it can get unbelievably expensive to hire an attorney. Rocket Lawyer is one of the most popular online go-to legal providers. But do they offer what you need at a price that fits your budget? And how reliable are they? …

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DocuSign Reviews: Best Way to Sign on the Digital Line?

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Tired of shuffling paperwork and waiting for snail mail to get the signatures you need on important business documents? DocuSign could be the perfect solution. This industry-leading digital signature service gives you the tools to send, sign and share documents online anytime from any device. And DocuSign enables fully digital workflows that can save your company money by increasing efficiency. Best of all, DocuSign is fast, secure and legally binding. Read our DocuSign reviews to see if this service is a good fit for your small business needs…

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How to Register a Trademark Online with LegalZoom

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If you’re considering launching a business, you need to think about trademarking your new company’s name. Obtaining a trademark is of particular importance when legally marketing your business’s services or products. The last thing you want is a lawsuit from a competitor or another company challenging your name. What’s involved with trademark registration? Do you need an attorney? And what does it cost? We’ll answer all these questions and more and tell you about LegalZoom’s popular online trademark registration services, which take the hassle off your hands…

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Creating an LLC Online with LegalZoom

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Starting a limited liability company (LLC) is an exciting but nerve-wracking adventure. One of the most important items you’ll need to address is finalizing the legality of your new venture. Navigating the necessary documents and other confusing requirements is a chore, for sure. But there are ways to soften the blow to your finances and maintain your peace of mind at the same time — by creating an LLC online. First, we’ll give you some background information about the benefits of creating an LLC and what you need to do to form an LLC…

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Hiscox Insurance Review: The Best Insurance for Small Business?

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Do you own a small business but don’t have the financial means to defend yourself in the event you get sued? What if a customer gets injured tripping over a box in your boutique? Or if you spill coffee and destroy a client’s laptop? Claims can run into the thousands or tens of thousands of dollars, and most small businesses don’t have that kind of money set aside. A lot of the big insurance names, like Nationwide and Travelers, offer business insurance to companies of all sizes. But there’s a lesser-known insurance company, Hiscox Insurance, that specializes in small business insurance, particularly those in knowledge-based professions like consulting, IT and marketing. Read our Hiscox Insurance review to see if they’re a good fit for your small business insurance needs…

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