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Relationships Matter in Business and Life

In this week's article, I discuss why relationships matter in business and life using economics, game theory, and basic human psychology.
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Top Three Reasons to Adopt Document Automation Technologies

Jason Lee, Esq. discusses the top three reasons to adopt document automation technologies.
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The Essential Elements of an Engagement Letter

In this article, I discuss what essential elements you should look for in an engagement letter.
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Understanding Software Licensing Agreements versus SaaS Licenses

This article discusses the critical distinctions between software licensing agreements and SaaS licenses.
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The Operating Agreement: Basic Provisions

Starting a business with partners can be fun, but complicated. Many entrepreneurs even recruit their family and friends as co-founders...
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Five Tips for Choosing the Right Attorney for Your Business

There comes a time in every business owner’s career when they need to retain legal services.  For some, shopping for...
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Joe Shanley Appointed to SBM Affordable Legal Services Committee

Earlier this month, the State Bar of Michigan appointed Joe Shanley as a member of its Affordable Legal Services Committee....
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Michigan LLC Annual Statement Filing Requirements

Michigan Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) must file an annual statement with the Corporations Division of the Department of Licensing and...
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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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Business Entrepreneurship Strategy

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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Business Marketing

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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Business Entrepreneurship Strategy

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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Business Marketing Strategy

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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