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Allocation of Risk in Master Service Agreements with Tech Companies

Allocation of Risk in Master Service Agreements with Tech Companies

by Maria Juri and Jana Gouchev, August 2021 Well negotiated Master Service Agreements (MSAs) are so important to the working relationship of service providers and clients. The MSA sets the terms of engagement for all current and future work. Unlike traditional service...

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Monetizing Your Trademarks

Monetizing Your Trademarks

Whether they’ve developed the latest fitness craze, industry disturbing technology, or built a  global agency, businesses must protect every aspect of their intellectual property – including registering its actual name and the logos that go with it as federal...

Client Spotlight: intenSati

Client Spotlight: intenSati

Patricia Moreno, celebrity fitness instructor and successful entrepreneur, is on a mission to help others live a healthy and fulfilled life, changing the way they look at food, exercise, and themselves. Patricia is the founder of IntenSai. She focuses on spiritual...

Avoid These 10 Mistakes When Purchasing a Franchise

Avoid These 10 Mistakes When Purchasing a Franchise

For those with entrepreneurial dreams, buying a franchise might seem like an easy way to launch into business ownership. After all, with a franchise, much of the hard work is done. You’re investing in an already popular brand and often can capitalize on support from...

What to Know About Seed-Stage Funding (And Where to Find It)

What to Know About Seed-Stage Funding (And Where to Find It)

Answering the important questions: what seed-stage funding is? Is it right for you? Where can you find the funding? It takes a lot of time, energy and, especially, money to build a business from the ground up - even at the earliest stages. For entrepreneurs working to...

Structuring A Franchise Relationship

Structuring A Franchise Relationship

Are You Considering A Franchise? There are many ways to go about starting a business. You can buy a small business or start your own. Starting from scratch and building a business from the ground up has a certain romanticized allure. Alternatively, franchising an...

The Magnetic Collective – Data Driven Global Marketing

The Magnetic Collective – Data Driven Global Marketing

Meet The Magnetic Collective, a quickly growing company that helps brands such as YouTube, Starbucks, Netflix and Subaru get up close and personal with the people they’re trying to reach. They do this by helping companies get to know their target audience inside and...

What is the LLC Tax Rate in New York?

What is the LLC Tax Rate in New York?

Businesses are generally are taxed on the income the derived from the state in which they were formed. Generally, this is referred to as a "corporate income tax.”  You may be wondering what is the LLC tax rate? Or how is an LLC taxed? In New York, corporate income tax...

Likelihood of Confusion: 5 Examples of Similar Trademarks

Likelihood of Confusion: 5 Examples of Similar Trademarks

When you’re just starting to build your business, your intellectual property is often one of your most valuable assets. That’s why protecting that intellectual property from would-be infringers is one of your top priorities. The problem, though, is that people don’t...

Should You Hire A Lawyer To Review Your FDD and Franchise Agreement?

Should You Hire A Lawyer To Review Your FDD and Franchise Agreement?

It could be the opportunity of a lifetime. You’ve done your own due diligence and you’ve decided that becoming a franchisee just makes sense. You’re a fan of the franchise and you believe in the product you will be providing - after your own assessment, the numbers...

Best States to Incorporate Your Cryptocurrency Blockchain Startup

Best States to Incorporate Your Cryptocurrency Blockchain Startup

Deciding where to incorporate is an important consideration for any startup. Here are a couple of things to consider regarding the incorporation of a virtual currency business. Does the State You’re Considering Have Existing Laws or Regulations Regarding...

What Are the Benefits of an LLC Over an S Corp?

What Are the Benefits of an LLC Over an S Corp?

If you’re like most people, you’re probably not sure where to begin when it comes to choosing which type of business you should form. Chances are you’ve been advised at one point or another to form either an LLC or an S Corp, and you might not know just what those...

How to Attract Qualified Talent to Your Startup Business

How to Attract Qualified Talent to Your Startup Business

It’s an exciting day when you realize your startup has taken off and you’re ready to bring on help. Finding the right people for your team, however, can be easier said than done. Since you’re likely still running a small operation, you want to make sure you hire...

Is it Better to Buy a Small Business or Start Your Own?

Is it Better to Buy a Small Business or Start Your Own?

Many people have the desire to go into business for themselves, but don’t know where to start. The common perception is that you have to start from scratch with an innovative idea and the wherewithal to build a company from the ground up. Sure, many new businesses do...

Travis Kalanick Resigns as CEO of Uber

Travis Kalanick Resigns as CEO of Uber

Facing increased pressure from investors, Uber’s beleaguered chief executive, Travis Kalanick, resigned on June 20 from the ride-hailing giant he co-founded. While Kalanick had already announced plans to take an indefinite leave of absence for family reasons, a...

The Steps to Buying A Franchise

The Steps to Buying A Franchise

Most entrepreneurs spend years dreaming of being their own boss and escaping the grind of the 9-to-5 life. The problem for many, though, is that they don’t have an innovation or unique skill around which to launch a new business, but they still crave the small...

The 5 Key Differences Between Angel and Venture Capital

The 5 Key Differences Between Angel and Venture Capital

When it comes to financing startups and emerging companies, many people mistakenly equate angel investing with venture capital financing. While both are popular means of funding new businesses and provide much needed capital for companies that are strapped for cash,...

The Stages of Venture Capital Financing

The Stages of Venture Capital Financing

Venture capital is a term that’s frequently thrown around when the discussion turns to getting startups off the ground. While most know that it’s a source of funding, fewer people are familiar with exactly how venture capital financing works. Venture capital is a form...

When Is the Right Time to Incorporate?

When Is the Right Time to Incorporate?

This article was recently published on The Freelancers Union blog. Being a freelancer is so exciting and gives you the type of freedom you just can’t match by being a traditional employee. But working for yourself also comes with formalities and responsibilities that...

What Type of Security Do I Need for an Online Business?

What Type of Security Do I Need for an Online Business?

Protecting sensitive company information should be a top priority for any business, but it’s particularly critical for small online businesses that might be susceptible to hacking and other cybersecurity threats. Vigilance is the key, in terms of both your day-to-day...

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