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Government Contracting is Big Business. Are You Cashing In?

The U.S. Federal Government is the largest consumer of goods and services, but only a staggering 5% of businesses are doing business with the U.S. Government. Government agencies at the local, state, and federal level purchase supplies that include furniture, office...

The Four Types of Contracts Every Small Business Owner Should Have

There are many responsibilities that new and established small business owners have to juggle, but often times, seeking legal advice doesn’t end up high on the priority list. Every small business owner, at any stage of business, should understand the importance of...

A Guide to 3 Basic Types of Commercial Leases

If you’ve decided to go into business for yourself and need a space from which to run your new enterprise, it’s important to understand what types of commercial leases you will be offered. These agreements are a long-term commitment and can cost you a significant...

3 Common Zoning Problems

Purchasing real estate for your business is an exciting process. It is also a way to increase the value of your business. However, before signing on the dotted line or as part of your due diligence, make sure that the property you are buying or leasing allows for the...

5 Tips for Negotiating Business Contracts

One of the key responsibilities of running a business is having the skills to handle complex business transactions and securing the best contracts and deals for your company. Below we discuss some of our best tips for negotiating favorable terms. 1.  Be prepared We...

Understanding the Difference Between Copyrights and Trademarks

Intellectual property (IP) encompasses some of your business’ most valuable assets. From patents and trade secrets to copyrights and trademarks, there are several different categories that your IP can fall under, and it’s important that you are familiar with them all....

A Quick Guide to Real Estate Deeds

The process of buying and selling real estate is complex and can be daunting for everyone, particularly for those who are dealing with their first transaction. It can get confusing because there are a lot of things you need to be aware of during the process, both for...

Buying a Home? Caveat Emptor!

So, you’ve found your dream house, in your favorite neighborhood, nearest to your favorite pizza joint.  And, most importantly, it’s in your budget. Long story short - you’ve fallen in love with the house and all you can picture is you in that house, floating in the...

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