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Non-Compete Agreement Basics for Small Business Owners

Non-compete agreements (or Non-competition agreements) are used in contracts to prevent one party from directly competing with another party in...
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Top Tax Planning Tips for Small Business Owners

"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."— Benjamin Franklin When you mention taxes...
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How to Use a Financial Pro Forma

Jason Niehaus One of the most important aspects of business is financial planning. While that may seem obvious, many business...
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How to Hire an Independent Contractor

Small business owners tend to be a jack of all trades. Money is tight after all, so why spend on...
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Michigan LLC Formation Essentials

Before beginning your journey as a business owner, you should form a legal entity. Legal entities offer business owners liability...
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Top Four Reasons To Send an NDA

When contracting with others, you may need to disclose valuable commercial information to achieve the best results. To do this...
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Voice-to-MIDI: A More Intuitive Way to Interact with Music

Joe Shanley recently co-authored an article for the MIDI Association of America as a co-founder of Bace Technologies, LLC. The...
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Four Strategies to Turn Prospects Into Loyal Customers

In this article, business blogger Chelsea Lamb, discusses four strategies to turn prospects into loyal customers.
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Four Things to Consider When Raising Money

To raise money or not to raise money? That is the question. I find that a number of my startup...
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The Business Model Canvas

You want to develop a business model and don't know where to start. My advice is simple. You can't develop...
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The Corporate Transparency Act

The CTA Keeps the Mobsters at Bay Shell companies, money laundering, financial crimes. Sounds like it’s time to heat up...
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Get a Lawyer

Are partners or team members in a startup really equals? When you start your business, you are filled with enthusiasm...
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How to Successfully Build a Team

Will you be able to find folks that are as passionate about your idea as you are? Here are couple considerations to keep in mind building a team.
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Who is your Competition?

You’ve picked a problem to solve and you’ve identified the market. Great! However, did that preliminary Google search  really yield...
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Establish a Market for Your Idea

You’ve decided to become a problem-solver, great! However, in order to become a great problem solver, you need to establish...
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The Problem Paradigm for Entrepreneurs

We’ve all had that light bulb moment in bed at night or out on the town with friends. “I just...
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Interview with Cronicle Tech News

Joseph Shanley, recently had an interview with Cronicle Tech News. In the interview, he discusses how medical device startups are...
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