Registering A Startup

Registering A Startup

Startup companies often disregard the importance of properly registering their company. The registration process can be easily overlooked because many of the issues arising from lack of proper registration will usually affect a company at a later point in time. Instead, founders often focus much of their time and energy into what may seem like more important matters, such as getting funding. The...

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Office Hours

Office Hours

With the expansion of Devins Law Firm to a new, spacious headquarters in Raleigh, NC and a satellite office at the American Underground on the American Tobacco Campus, we are gearing up for a great summer! As part of our growth, we would like to be available for the community to drop in and get some free advice with Office Hours. We will have an hour of 20 minute time slots allotted once a week...

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Is your Investor a SCAM?

Is your Investor a SCAM?

Recently Venture Capital and Angel Investment Groups are investing in new ideas and companies.  However there are less than honorable individuals out there trying to take advantage of entrepreneurs who are passionate about their companies and desperately want to obtain startup capital.  Here are the top five signs that a potential investor is trying to scam you: 1. The majority (or only)...

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iPhone App Review

iPhone App Review

In order to change things up a tad, I wanted to provide a suggested list of apps for the iPhone.  The review is broken down into a couple of different categories. I know not everyone has an iPhone, but this will be useful to at least some of you. Business: WorldCard Mobile – Business Card Scanner: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/worldcard-mobile-business/id333211045?mt=8 Things – Todo, day...

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Protecting Your Business Ideas

Congrats! You have come up with the better mousetrap, or the better business model for selling mousetraps, but how do you protect your idea from thieving industrialists? Most people have heard of patents; essentially 20 year monopolies granted by the Government for inventions/ideas.  However, patents aren’t always the right answer for every business, nor practical.  $10,000 is the low end for...

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