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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 →
When you’re just beginning as an entrepreneur, you are not only the chief operating officer of your company, but you also haul your own trash and write your own contracts. While being your own trash collector might not harm you if you do it incorrectly, being your own business lawyer could eat your money unless you learn some basics about writing contracts. Here are seven things that could help you when drafting your own agreements. Start with templates. Even lawyers rarely draft contract from scratch. There are many online services that will sell you basic contract templates for $25-$75. Buy several Continue Reading →
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Employees-Courtesy Canstock A January Gallup poll reported that only 31.5% of the corporate workforce is engaged, 51% is not engaged and 17.5% is actively disengaged. I suggest that you should appeal to the humanity of employees to turn around the almost 70% of America’s workforce that is unmotivated to put in their best efforts or has resorted to negative behavior. Let me explain. People have to work for a paycheck, but people want to work to be recognized for their unique contributions. So recognize your employees’ unique human characteristic of creativity. I know a pair of successful roofers who never got the recognition they thought they deserved for the ideas they brought to Continue Reading →
Starting a technology company may be rewarding, but there are a lot of considerations. Tech companies’ ideas are routinely stolen and re-purposed; they often must rely on other people during the development process; they may require a lot of capital (especially companies that will produce a tangible product); and building a company that outlasts the founder requires substantial planning. Let’s address these issues in several posts: protecting your assets, establishing and managing relationships (the subject of this post), attracting capital, and exit planning. Establishing and Managing Relationships The adage that “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know” definitely applies to technology companies. It is very unlikely that you will be able to Continue Reading →
Government rules (laws and regulations) grow as if on hormone treatment. Some say that is bad therapy, some say it’s a necessary dose of medicine. The truth is, if anyone is harmed by this treatment, it’s customers, not business owners. To see my point, you have to look at government rules as compulsory insurance. Let me build my case. It used to be, a long time ago, that the law merely punished people who did wrong. Now laws are designed to “protect” people. Politicians who argue for new laws tell us that they were elected to protect all of us. And 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.