Category Archives: Your Team

Confidentiality . . . and Holding Too Tight

When is the right time to protect an idea? “About 10 minutes before someobody else tries to use it,” quipped…

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The Benefit of Confidentiality Agreements

For anyone who ever doubted the benefit of confidentiality agreements, the case of Chris Botticella, former Thomas’ English Muffin executive…

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How to Speed-Read a Non-Disclosure Agreement

Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) have many uses. You may have a fabulous idea and want to protect it as you share it…

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Interns: Are Small Businesses Flirting with Disaster?

  Unpaid internships used to be all about “the experience”–an opportunity for young students to break into a new field,…

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Employees and Freelancers and Independent Contractors–Oh My!

“Aw, c’mon,” you cry, “so what if I have my friend’s daughter coming into handle my bookkeeping and I just…

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To Compete or Not to Compete? That Is the Question

“Can I get my employees to sign a non-compete?” I’m often asked. Unless you’ve thought through this special kind of…

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From 1 to 150: Scale up your business with employees

  The dining room was a sea of Post-It® notes. All over the table. They flowed out into the foyer,…

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Want to expand without employees? Try a dispersed team

Bit by bit, businesses small and large are moving away from using full-time employees. Why? The escalating costs of health care…

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How Independent Contractor Agreements Protect Your Pocketbook

If you’ve been reading between the lines at all regarding the state of our economy (and, in particular, our government…

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Independent Contractors are Raising Red Flags

It’s no secret that governments (Federal, state and local) are strapped for cash. One of the ways they’re seeking to…

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