About Jenny Greenhough

Combining a love of writing and technology, Jenny started her career as a 6-year-old selling dot-matrix birthday banners to her friends. As Content Manager at Rocket Lawyer, Jenny developed online resources to help people find the legal information they need. She earned a B.A. in English literature from the University of Oregon, and an M.A. in film studies from Emory University.
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10 Key Questions for Finding the Right Tenants

Finding a tenant? Easy. Finding the right tenant? Not necessarily. Even with potential renters waiting in line to sneak a peek at your freshly painted rental, being picky pays off. From unpaid rent, expensive maintenance repairs and the legal fees associated with an eviction, settling on the wrong tenant could cost a small-time landlord, big.…
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17 Horrible and (Hopefully) Fictional Employees

Do you recognize any of these bad-employee archetypes among your staff? If you’ve done a good job hiring, chances are most are your employees are honest and industrious. But what happens if you get stuck with a truly bad egg? Best case scenario: you learn a few lessons and show them the door. Worst case: they…
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How to (Happily) Be Your Own HR Department

It’s a classic “good problem.” Your business is taking off and you can’t keep up. But if you’ve been running a one-man or one-woman show, hiring someone to help you may seem intimidating. While it’s true that you’ll be facing some new HR to-dos, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. To get off to the…
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Is That Discrimination? Interview Questions to Avoid

When interviewing a job candidate, you’re gathering information, much of which isn’t on paper. Does the candidate arrive on time? Get straight to the point or stall with “ums” and “ahs”? And of course, the candidate’s responses help you find out whether he or she has the necessary skills for the job. The more information,…
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Mission Pony Saddles Up With an On Call(R) Attorney

Last month, I had the pleasure of talking to April Ellis from Mission Pony, and sharing her small business story as she set off on a journey to bring motorized ponies to the streets of San Francisco. At Rocket Lawyer, entrepreneurs like April inspire us to provide simple and affordable legal guidance, so they can…
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No More Excuses: Time to Make a Will

We’re all busy–but there are some ‘to dos’ that you always make time for. You fill up your car with gas before you run out, do your taxes to stay on the good side of the IRS, and go grocery shopping to make sure your kids aren’t eating McDonald’s every night. But what about the…
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Patent Race Heats Up: What “First to File” Means for Entrepreneurs

What would happen if you were awarded a patent, and then someone else claimed that they had invented it first? In the past, your patent claim could have been on the line. But those rules are changing. On March 16, the US patent office is moving from a “First to Invent” to a “First Inventor…
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5 Legal Tips to Help You Clean Up This Spring

With tax day coming up, you might already be finished with your taxes, or you will be soon. Why not use that momentum to get organized in other areas of your life?  Spring’s the time for a fresh start, so dust off your insurance policy, estate plan, and other essentials. You and your family will…
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Rock On, SXSW!               

Going to SXSW Interactive? C’mon down to the Copa, and get ready to Rock On, SXSW! In honor of our new Rocket Lawyer On Call® app for Android and Apple mobile phones and tablets, please join us for the Rock On SXSW! party on Monday, March 11, 9pm-12am, at The Copa Bar & Grill. All…
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Meet April Ellis: Giddy Up Mission Pony!

Every entrepreneur has a story to tell, and each is unique. Meet April Ellis: she’s a medical social worker turned business woman, with an idea that is by no means typical. But that’s just the point. With any luck, it just might be different enough to work. April’s big idea? She’s an urban cowgirl, hoping…
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