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What You Should Know About the Attorney-Client Privilege

What You Should Know About the Attorney-Client Privilege
We have written here and here about how your email communications can come back to haunt you, and here about how you can often save legal fees by calling your attorney sooner. Bill Nolan An important related topic often misunderstood by businesspeople is the attorney-client privilege. What is it?...
July 17th, 2014 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

How to Pool Resources with Other Small Businesses

How to Pool Resources with Other Small Businesses
As a small business owner, you know that your resources can be limited. Promoting your business takes time and money, sometimes more than you have to give. Here are three ways that you can work with other small businesses to pool your resources and help everyone succeed. 1. Don’t be scared to share...
July 3rd, 2014 | $traight Talk | Read More

Five Steps to Achieving the Milestones that Lead to Investment Capital

Five Steps to Achieving the Milestones that Lead to Investment Capital
If you are an entrepreneur looking to raise capital, the best advice I have is to call TechColumbus and ask how we can help. Last year 400 companies made inquiries. From those initial contacts, we added 56 new companies to our portfolio, bringing the total number of companies actively accessing venture...
July 2nd, 2014 | Capital Access | Read More

Purchasing Services: Things to Look for In Your Contract

Purchasing Services:  Things to Look for In Your Contract
I was reviewing a contract for a client recently that reminded me of several items I have addressed in these columns – when to call your lawyer, what to look for in a contract, the importance of not blindly signing form contracts, and how to choose the right team to address your insurance needs. It...
June 19th, 2014 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More

Three Things to Consider Before Offering Discounts

Three Things to Consider Before Offering Discounts
As a small business owner, you know that offering discounts or coupons is a great way to get customers in the door. For special holidays or anniversaries, discounts can be a great way to thank your customers for their loyalty to your business. However, there are many aspects of using discounts that you...
June 5th, 2014 | $traight Talk | Read More

It’s All About Communications

It’s All About Communications
“It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much.” – Yogi Berra If the first time potential investors hear about your company is when you are ready to raise capital, you are not ready to raise capital. While you are busy building your prototype and choosing the...
June 4th, 2014 | Capital Access | Read More

Bleu & Fig: Not Your Typical Catering Company

Bleu & Fig: Not Your Typical Catering Company
You are planning a party. The florist, the caterer, the decorator – everything must work in harmony. Often, as the host, you spend your time stressing over details rather than celebrating. Enter Bleu & Fig owners Regina Prange and Brooke Kinsey. Prange, with over 30 years experience in the...
May 22nd, 2014 | ECDI Spotlight | Read More

Protect your Information, Comply with the Court: Non-Party Response to Subpoenas in Civil Litigation

Protect your Information, Comply with the Court: Non-Party Response to Subpoenas in Civil Litigation
You’ve been served with a subpoena. The document looks very official. It’s signed by a judge. There’s a case name and number at the top — you are not a plaintiff or a defendant, but perhaps the plaintiff or defendant’s names are familiar to you. As far as you know, you’re not being sued....
May 15th, 2014 | Metropreneurial Legal Insights | Read More