Protecting Intellectual Property: What Startups Need To Know

Protecting Intellectual Property: What Startups Need To Know

Intellectual property protection is critical to fostering innovation. Intellectual property laws help protect those ideas and concepts that underpin your startup. A major part of your competitive advantage and attractiveness to investors is how well defined — and well...
Avoiding Employee Misclassification: Here’s What to Know

Avoiding Employee Misclassification: Here’s What to Know

In 2020, 59 million Americans considered themselves freelancers; that’s 36% of the U.S. workforce. That number is expected to surpass 90 million by 2025. This has attracted the attention of both the legal and tax systems. The difference in the legal obligations...
Securities Law for Startups: What To Know Before Raising Capital

Securities Law for Startups: What To Know Before Raising Capital

If your startup company is planning on raising capital, it is crucial that you have a basic understanding of U.S. securities laws. If you plan to raise money from investors you are likely going to be issuing securities, and if you issue securities without complying...
Everything Small Business Owners Need To Know About Trademarks

Everything Small Business Owners Need To Know About Trademarks

Trademarks are an important part of your business’s intellectual property portfolio. But if you’re like many small business owners, you may not be sure exactly what a trademark is, whether you have one, or how to protect it. Below, we highlight everything...
The Advantages of Value-Based Pricing

The Advantages of Value-Based Pricing

Although value-based pricing is a hot topic, many accounting and law firms continue to bill hourly. An hourly rate emphasizes time, which shifts the focus from value received to hours taken to complete a project. The alternative to billing by the hour is a value-based...