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Thanks to Mayur Raichura for sharing this article comparing the relative advantages of youth versus experience when starting a company. But I have a different take on the controversy of ageism in entrepreneurism. The truth is that success follows neither the experienced nor the youthful, success follows those who are willing to take the risk to act on ideas. Often younger people feel like they have less to lose so they are willing to take risks. But more experienced individuals may have more resources to back them up after planning their careers just for the moment they can leave their jobs and Continue Reading →
You hear it, and you know it instinctively: Hiring people is a big decision. Your relationship with employees–and even prospective employees–is a minefield of laws, regulations and emotions that makes you cringe whenever you face the need to hire. So there is an enormous amount written about it. At the end of this post are links to just a few of the volumes of articles written on this topic only recently. But I propose that there is an approach to hiring that can put your mind more at ease: View hiring from a strictly contractual viewpoint. What do you do when you deal with a third Continue Reading →
Most people don’t take time to read the contracts they sign. That’s dangerous because your signature is taken for an admission that you’ve read the document. As your business grows and you begin outsource, you’ll hire a good business attorney to handle contract review and negotiations for you. Until then, you need to be responsible. Unfortunately, many contracts seem daunting because of their length and because you don’t know what to look for. So for the hurried entrepreneur who doesn’t have a lawyer, here are the seven must-read sections in contracts you are asked to sign. What are each party’s duties? When someone Continue Reading →
The Purpose of Argent Place Law
Argent Place Law, PLLC serves businesses and business leaders in matters of business law, intellectual property law, and succession planning. Business law issues include contracts with customers, vendors, and partners as well as corporate law and corporate governance. Intellectual Property law issues include filings and strategic licensing for trademarks, patents and copyrights, and how to manage trade secrets. Succession planning incorporates business planning for an equity sale or asset sale as well as the integration of the business succession plan with personal estate planning through wills and trusts.