What It Means to Be a Resourceful Attorney

{3:10 minutes to read} Your attorney is a valuable resource—take advantage of his contacts. When an opportunity or problem arises, clients often do not hesitate to call their attorney. In addition to legal work, however, many attorneys have exposure to...

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What Would Darwin Say to Today’s Businesses? Adapt!

{4:15 minutes to read} To appeal to new customers, businesses—and their owners— must be adaptable. Two weeks ago, I met with a potential new client who happened to be in his early 30s. As usual, I wore a suit and...

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Why Throw Money at a Problem When Your Attorney Can Provide a Better Solution for Less?

Resist the temptation of instant gratification for your legal problems and business decisions. Clients often call attorneys to get them out of legal jams or to help them negotiate complex situations. Obviously, they're reaching out because they recognize their attorney’s...

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Listening to Your Attorney’s Advice is the Smartest Thing You Can Do

If you are considering entering into a contract or agreement, particularly one that involves a good deal of money, it is important to consult an experienced and capable attorney to represent your interests. However, that is only the first step.   The...

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The Disappearing Voice of the Small Business

Large corporations often retain lobbyists or employ government relations professionals to advance their agendas. But how do small businesses make their voices heard? Historically, small businesses relied upon their full-service distributors or trade associations, who themselves employed government relations...

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Why You Should Care About Keeping Good Books

Keeping good books and records is a fundamental aspect of owning any business. Not only is it good practice, but it is required by law and often required by a company’s governing documents such as its bylaws, operating agreement...

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Finding Real Solutions to Food Deserts

“Food desert” is a popular term in the media these days. The term is used to describe a geographic area in which affordable, healthy foods are not sufficiently available. They tend to occur in low-income urban areas. One might...

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Hidden Charges and Bad Faith Are Rooted Out in Lease Audits

If you are the tenant under a commercial lease, there is a good chance you are being overcharged. Studies suggest that as many as 75% of tenants are being overcharged by their landlords, sometimes inadvertently, sometimes not. Tenants typically focus...

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