The Trouble with LegalZoom

The Trouble with LegalZoom

The debate is tempting: lower legal costs versus sound legal advice?  LegalZoom has attracted hundreds of thousands of customers across the U.S. since its inception in 2001 by its ability to offer legal help at a lower price compared to the average American attorney.  However, there is inevitably something wrong when it is “too good to be true.” For the many do-it-yourself documents...

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Business Venture Forum – POSTPONED to Early 2012

Business Venture Forum – POSTPONED to Early 2012

Are you interested in starting or growing a business?  Then you should attend the first ever Business Venture Forum to be hosted in Durham, NC at the American Underground, a business hub of the historic American Tobacco Campus.  This seminar-style event is open to anyone who is thinking about starting a business or who has already started one and is looking for ways to help it grow.  Hosted...

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Outsourced General Counsel

Outsourced General Counsel

In-house general counsel can come as an extra large expense to small or medium-sized businesses. In the face of legal crises, these businesses may suffer by not receiving timely legal advice. They must react to such crises instead of planning ahead of time for them. Then, the original decision to save costs by not having in-house counsel may ultimately cost more money in the long run of the legal...

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The DBA in NC

The DBA in NC

What is a DBA? DBA stands for “Doing Business As.” It is essentially doing business using a name other than the name under which your business is registered. Using an assumed name can be a great benefit to a business. It allows a company to do business under another name without creating an entirely new legal entity. DBAs can advertise, accept money, and do general business on behalf of...

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What is a Joint Venture?

What is a Joint Venture?

A joint venture is a contractual agreement between 2 parties to undertake a particular task. Most often, the common task is aimed at market penetration efforts that require a huge amount of resources or the establishment of local business partnerships. They can also be created to strategically acquire resources that would otherwise be hard to obtain such as technology, R&D, or intellectual...

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Funding a Startup

Funding a Startup

A large part of trying to take a brilliant idea and turn it into a fledging business venture is your ability to secure startup financing. Raising capital is one of the most fundamental activities of successfully developing a business. As many entrepreneurs discover very early on, raising capital is not easy and can be an ongoing struggle. It is key to conduct thorough research and be well...

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