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Do You have a Business Plan or Just an Idea?

People often say that they have a plan for a new business, but they will just tell you what type of business they want the start if you ask them what that plan is. For instance, they'll tell you that they want to start a seaside restaurant or that they'd like to own...

Can Another Business Have the Same Name as Yours? 

You left your job to start your own company. You spent months working on the branding, figuring out the name and getting everything set up. Then, just a few weeks before launch, you Googled your own company name. What you found is that there is another company that...

Consider These Points When Finding a Commercial Space

Finding a location for your business is one of the most important things you can do, but you can’t focus on the location of the property and forget about some other factors. There are many things that you need to consider. Another one that many people think about is...

How Does Trademark Infringement Harm Your Company? 

Trademarks define specific symbols, words, phrases or designs as yours alone, meaning that other companies cannot use them. Your company logo should be trademarked, for instance, along with other brand identifiers. If someone infringes on those marks, you can ask them...

Here Are 3 Reasons to Obtain Permits Before You Build

If you are planning to build new real estate, it is important that you obtain all the correct permits for your project and meet other requirements set by the state and local governments. It is essential that you know which laws apply to you federally as well as...

Goodsill Alert: Retroactively Beginning March 23rd The EPA Has Enacted A Temporary Enforcement Discretion Policy That Applies To Civil Violations During The COVID-19 Outbreak

The COVID-19 pandemic has created worker shortages as well as travel and social distancing restrictions to limit the spread of the virus outbreak.  Accordingly, the ability of regulated facilities to meet all federal regulatory requirements has been directly impacted...