Archive for February, 2010

Charging Order Protection

February 27th, 2010, 12:56:17 PM
Posted in Legal, Liability Protection | 1 Comment »

By: Kerry Kolvet, Esq. The protection of assets is generally one of the biggest reasons to form a legal entity. Specifically, the protection of business assets from an owner’s personal liabilities is critical to a business’ continuing success. In many states, a personal creditor may charge a stockholder’s stock with payment of a judgment. Such […]

Working with Champions

February 25th, 2010, 09:45:02 PM
Posted in Communications, Employees | 9 Comments »

A work environment is most effective when a team of people offer value to each other first, and to their customers or clients second.  Similar to Southwest’s motto that their employees are their number one customer, I feel it is critically relevant that by supporting and recognizing each others’ talents and value, we collectively allow our agency (company, institution, association) to […]

What NOT to say to your lender!

February 24th, 2010, 04:04:08 PM
Posted in Business Start-Up, Financing, Raising Capital | 1 Comment »

Here at the NSBDC, I spend a lot of time talking with folks wanting to start a business, and one of the very first things we get into is the reason for having to write a business plan. One of the main reasons – “Because a lender REQUIRES one!”  Out of that discussion generally comes […]

Levels of Trademark Protection

February 10th, 2010, 11:49:30 AM
Posted in Intellectual Property, Legal | No Comments »

By: Kerry Kolvet, Esq. and Bonnie Drinkwater, Esq. A trademark is a word, symbol or phrase used to identify a company or individual’s products or services and to distinguish them from the products or services of another. There are different levels of trademark protection, and rights can be acquired in one of three ways: (1) […]

COBRA Subsidy Extension

February 1st, 2010, 08:05:10 PM
Posted in Alerts, Employees, Human Resources, Insurance | No Comments »

By Tracy McKenzie, Esq. On December 19, 2009, President Obama signed a new law amending the COBRA subsidy provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“ARRA”).  Under the ARRA, individuals who were involuntarily terminated during the coverage period from September 1, 2008 through December 31, 2009, and were eligible for continuation of […]

So you have a new website…now what?

February 1st, 2010, 12:40:10 PM
Posted in Business Start-Up, Marketing, Technology, Tools | 1 Comment »

As a follow up to the 12th step in the SEO Checklist for Your New Website, I recommend adding your site to the following 8 Free Business Listing Websites: Google, Yahoo, Bing, Yelp, City Search, Merchant Circle, Trip Advisor and DMOZ. You will be asked to create a business profile allowing you to add a […]

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