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Favoritism in Atlantas Airports
The bidding process for Atlanta's airport advertising contracts has been riddled with conflict and scandal. Since 2003 there's been a legal battle over billboard advertisements in Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, accusing the bidding process of being a sham. The Lawsuit Atlanta businessman, ... Read more

Is Direct Selling Right for You
Direct selling has been around for years, and some of the products are still around today. Avon, Mary Kay, Amway and Fuller Brush are a few examples you've probably heard of. With the recent economic turmoil and millions of people out of work, more people are looking to direct sales and home-based businesses ... Read more

New Law Brings Big Changes for Small Businesses
Do you own a small business, or are you thinking about starting one? If so you need to know about a new federal law written just for you. SBJCA In late September 2010, after a summer full of debate and give-and-take, President Obama signed the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act (SBJCA) into law. Basically, ... Read more

Getting Your New Business Off the Ground
Starting your new business requires managing your time, finding contacts, avoiding legal problems with your former employer and much more. ... Read more

Withdrawal from a Partnership
If you are thinking about forming a partnership for your business, you should know that partners can withdraw from a partnership after it has begun operations. The effect of a partner's withdrawal on the partnership depends on the law of the state in which the partnership is formed and on the partnership ... Read more

Are Series LLCs Finally the Next Big Thing?

Series LLCs may finally be the next big thing. A Series LLC is a limited liability company that acts as the master LLC with a group of sub-units acting as independent LLCs. There are a number of possi ... Read more

Intellectual Property Rights for Small Business

Protecting intellectual property is a critical early step in establishing a new business. The process can be complex, but the ability of a business to establish a brand and grow by steps depends on ha ... Read more

Risks of 409A Non-Compliance (Part 2 of 2)

After asking whether you need a 409A valuation before issuing stock options for your startup, the answer was likely: yes. Still, it is not uncommon for entrepreneurs to reconsider seeking a valuation ... Read more

Should Your Startup Have a 409A Valuation? (Part 1, Series of 2)

Stock options in a startup company can be a valuable form of compensation for employees. Many early startup employees have become wealthy by getting in on the ground floor with stock options that may ... Read more

How to Expense Stock Options

Beyond employee salaries, bonuses, and health benefits, some companies offer Employee Stock Options (ESO) to allow the employee to own stock in the company and invest in its future. Stock options may ... Read more

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