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Is It Time to Fire Your Business Partner?

A business partnership can be a truly wonderful experience that’s both rewarding and beneficial. You can lose a hefty weight off your shoulders when expenses, labor and networking are shared. It may even seem advantageous to take on multiple partnerships so that you...

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...

What Makes a Good Business Succession Plan?

Succession planning is the process where the business identifies one or more potential successors for key roles within the organization, or when best-performing employees are placed in a succession pool for future leadership roles. In short, it’s designed to make sure...

HAWAI’I SUPREME COURT: Inconsistent Implementation Sinks Non-Compete Enforcement Attempt (also, violation of non-solicitation agreement requires “active initiation of contact”)

On Thursday February 17, 2022, the Hawai’i Supreme Court issued only its third significant ruling since the mid-1970s on the enforceability of post-employment restrictive covenants. The majority opinion refused to enforce a non-compete agreement on behalf of...

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...