As a small business owner, you are likely the boss and human resources (HR) department all in one. This means the unfortunate task of firing an employee is yours. Once the dreadful termination is done, you are relieved and ready to move forward. Then, a month later, you get a call from a prospective employer asking for a reference for the employee you fired. Before you panic, decline, or say too much, know your rights.
Software licensing can be a daunting combination where the perplexing realm of technology meets legal jargon. As a small business owner, it is essential to understand the importance of software licensing in order to protect your business’s brand or product and to avoid illegally using one that belongs to someone else.
A small business attorney will assess your home business structure and help you stay compliant with zoning and tax regulations, minimize your liability, and maintain a clear and competitive identity. This post will cover four major areas for small home business owners.
Real estate law is a broad and complicated legal area. Colorado is no exception with a tangled mass of statutes on everything from discloser and zoning laws to insurance and contract laws. Whether you lease or own your business location, you will likely encounter a property law issue at some point. Attorney Elizabeth Lewis, MS, JD can help guide you through real estate law at every level before it affects your business. The following post will discuss five crucial areas of commercial real estate law.
Dreaming of opening your very own boutique, an artisans shop, or even a small franchise? There are a multitude of important considerations before you jump into the vibrant mix of Denver retailers. And, just when you think you have done your due diligence, you may encounter unforeseen obstacles. Whether it is an issue with a contract/agreement, choosing the right business entity, dealing with wholesalers, managing staff, or marketing your product, a small business attorney will help keep you on track. This post will cover four major things to do before starting your own small retail business.
It is important for all Colorado small business owners to understand when they can call someone a contractor, and when that person is really an employee. Without this understanding, it is fairly easy to wind up on the wrong side of the law.
Before you hire your very first employee, or think about expanding your newly growing empire, follow this checklist to ensure you are in compliance with the laws and regulations of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. A business attorney can add peace of mind and support during the start-up, expansion, and life of your business. This post includes seven essential items on your new business checklist.
If you are a foreign national looking to become a U.S. business owner, you don’t have to be a multi-national conglomerate to get started!
Just doing a little freelance work from home? You may still need to have a zoning permit if you live in Denver.
What small business owner wouldn’t love to see a bit of content he or she put up on the web, or a marketing campaign he or she launched on YouTube become known around the world? Especially if that content could generate just the right amount of new business! Everyone likes the idea of their content being shared, but no one wants to see their content stolen. This post will discuss the ways your small business website may benefit from a Creative Commons license.
Someone on NextDoor.com asked how bad flooding could be in the Denver area. Here are some pictures of the flooding over the years. I think the one in 2013 was a water main break, but it gives you an idea of what the area looked like before the water receded in the...
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