Most tech entrepreneurs get lost in the logistical plans for their businesses. However, even the best-planned companies from a logistical perspective can still fail if they haven’t differentiated themselves from their competitors. Here are a few tips that may help … Continued
This article looks at the growth opportunity many business owners overlook, “Grow Your Business: The Opportunity Most Business Owners Overlook“.
Last week a federal judge blocked the implementation of changes to the FLSA regulations that were scheduled to go into place today. Until a final decision is reached, employers may continue to follow the existing overtime rule. Read more in this … Continued
Members of the Young Lawyers Division gathered last month for an “Esquires & Espresso” speed networking event at ACBA headquarters. Scolieri Law Group’s Molly Myers was featured in this recent article that appeared on page 9 of Lawyers Journal: The Journal … Continued
Phil Scolieri will be presenting next week to the Wholesale Sub-Group of the Western PA Real Estate Investors Association (WPREIA). Details below: Date: Wednesday, September 17 Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Location: OneSource IPS. Click this map link for directions. Price: … Continued
There are seven major sections of a business plan, and each one is a complex document. This article, Elements Of A Business Plan, explains each of these components.
Helpful suggestions in this article for defusing workplace conflicts, How To Defuse An Emotional Conflict.
This article looks at how noncompete clauses are now appearing in wider range of fields, Noncompete Clauses Increasingly Pop Up in Array of Jobs. It is no longer just tech companies and sales jobs. Ask us what this might mean … Continued
Wondering how you can get your innovations into new places while still getting a good deal for all your efforts? Here are 10 Tips for Licensing Intellectual Property.
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Safeguarding your brand? This Entrepreneur Magazine article offers some suggestions for Avoiding Intellectual Property Landmines.
OpenForum recently live-streamed an interactive discussion to help small businesses better understand the Affordable Care Act. Here is the presentation including an intro to the health insurance exchange marketplace and tips for navigating the new healthcare landscape.
Vance v. Ball State University and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar The United States Supreme Court recently ruled for employers in two separate cases alleging discrimination and retaliatory discharge. In the Vance case, Vance accused a co-worker, … Continued
One aspect of ObamaCare — a tax on insurance companies known as the HIT tax — is a proverbial hot potato and is expected to hit small businesses particularly hard. The tax consists of a fee paid by health insurance … Continued
The Affordable Health Care Act known as ObamaCare is expected to radically change our health care system in the United States. Whether you are for it or against it, savvy business owners are planning ahead to be in compliance when … Continued
A federal appeals court recently decided Hobby Lobby stores won’t have to start paying millions of dollars in fines for not complying with the federal birth-control coverage mandate. The decision allows Hobby Lobby to proceed with its constitutional challenge to … Continued
One common mistake business owners make when it comes to drafting their contracts is copying contracts from another business to use as their own. The problem with this method is that a contract used by your business should be written … Continued
What is the Difference Between a Regular Corporation and a Benefit Corporation? Recently we discussed the establishment of the Pennsylvania Benefit Corporation as a new legal business entity in Pennsylvania. To recap, a Benefit Corporation is a corporation committed to … Continued
The retail industry in the state of Pennsylvania is abuzz with Governor Tom Corbett’s recent announcement of his plan to close the approximately 600 state-run liquor stores and return the market to the private sector. The governor’s plan would replace … Continued
New legislation was signed into law on October 24, 2012 making Pennsylvania the twelfth state to formally add the Benefit Corporation to its list of legal business entities. Fifteen other states are currently working through the details of adding a … Continued