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5 Tips for a Successful Small Business Saturday

Hey all you small biz owners! Are you ready for #SmallBusinessSaturday? American Express first launched this campaign in 2010 to encourage holiday shoppers to patronize small and local businesses like yours! Since then, small businesses across the nation have been wisely leveraging their position on one of the busiest shopping seasons of the year. In…
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Save $100 on Rocket Lawyer Trademark Applications

American Express has the registered trademark for Small Business Saturday. Just because your business is small doesn’t mean you shouldn’t protect your brand too. Sign up to speak with a Rocket Lawyer Trademark Specialist before December 1, 2014, and receive 20% off your trademark package.   How It Works 1. Sign up for free before…
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Small Businesses, You Could Get Fined For Closing On Thanksgiving

Once upon a few-years-ago, virtually all stores were closed on Thanksgiving, with the exception of 7-Eleven and the occasional mom-and-pop shop. The stores would compensate by opening at 6 a.m. the following morning (a.k.a. “Black Friday”) with “door buster” sales, which officially launched the Christmas shopping season and provided an invaluable release to millions of shoppers ready to…
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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Building Your HR Team

Nearly 56 percent of new hires leave their jobs in their first year, according to Equifax. What does this say about the state of human resources these days? Well, if you’re a small business, you may think this doesn’t apply to you. In fact, hiring an HR team may be the last thing on your…
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#LocalLiftTour Lessons: Take Your Small Business To The Next Level

The #LocalLiftTour has come to end, but the lessons we learned from each other will carry on! We couldn’t have imagined a better way to spend the last few months than teaming up with Yelp and Main Street Hub to provide free, personalized advice on marketing and legal services to help you take your local…
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How To Look Out For Your Employees On Black Friday

Think quickly: where will you be the morning after Thanksgiving? If you’re like me, you’re probably envisioning yourself snuggled up beside the roaring fireplace, still recovering from a healthy dose of Americana: turkey, pie, and football. Millions of other Americans, however, are planning to spend their morning waiting outside their favorite stores, fighting the impending…
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Safeguard Your Small Business with Trademarks Made Easy

We can all agree on one thing: the law can get confusing. That’s why Rocket Lawyer makes the complicated simple for you. From incorporation to estate planning, we make things easier—and affordable—so you can be on your way and do what you do best, while we do what we do best: making the law simple.…
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4 Scary Legal Myths for Your Small Business

This was originally published on The Huffington Post: Small Business.  It can be dreadfully difficult to be a small business owner these days. Often you’re a one-person shop, and it can seem like a handful of full-time jobs just to keep up with your legal responsibilities on top of everything else. Unfortunately, one of the easiest…
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Consumers: You May Be Forfeiting Your Rights Online

As recently reported in the New York Times, a full one-third of top ranked websites forbid consumers from suing them for damages, unsavory practices, inflated charges, and general bad behavior through inclusion of forced arbitration clauses and class-action ban clauses. The prototypical cartoon image of two figures standing toe-to-toe and one red-faced man shouting into…
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The Internet of Things Will Change Property Rights Forever

Property law is one of the most ancient and fundamental legal theories in our justice system. Indeed, the cultural origins of property rights based on John Locke’s theory can be traced back to the biblical story of Adam and Eve, where God gave the earth to the two initial inhabitants and their children. Fascinatingly, apart…
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