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  • This article is the second part of a series providing and explaining tips for negotiating non-compete agreements and non-solicit agreements.  Common themes among the tips in this part of the series are preserving the employee's ability to file...

    November 22, 2011 | Joyce Colson

  • Covenants not to compete and covenants not to solicit customers (existing or potential) are part of many employment agreements between companies and their key employees.  This article begins a two-part series setting forth ten tips for...

    November 19, 2011 | Joyce Colson

  • Failed contracts, or contracts which are disadvantageous to one party or the other, can easily end in costly litigation.  The result of this is that it is often mutually beneficial for both parties if the contract is renegotiated before trial...

    September 25, 2011 | Joyce Colson

  • Lawyers negotiate a lot of deals--an experienced lawyer has a remarkable breadth of experiences on which to draw when entering into a new negotiation, whereas an entrepreneur starting their first business will not.  While an experienced lawyer...

    September 25, 2011 | Joyce Colson

  • Since startups are often cash-strapped enterprises, having a business customer who is not paying their debts in a timely fashion can jeopardize the startup itself.  Therefore, a startup which is able to collect more of its debts will have a...

    September 25, 2011 | Joyce Colson

  • This article applies skills using legal research to customer relations.  The basic idea of this article is that the more you know about your customer, the better chance you will have to make mutually beneficial deals with them.  So, this...

    September 25, 2011 | Joyce Colson

  • Venture capital is notoriously difficult to raise for all but the most select companies, but as this article explains, angel investors are much more approachable, much more willing to invest in earlier-stage companies, and have much more realistic...

    September 25, 2011 | Joyce Colson

  • If you allow people who use your products and/or services to pay on credit, you need to try to manage the risk that the people to whom you extend credit will not be able to pay.  This article by Joyce Colson provides several guidelines and...

    September 24, 2011 | Joyce Colson

  • Angels have long invested in startups, but Joyce Colson notes that the diligence they perform is more and more looking like that of venture capitalists.  In this article, Ms. Colson details what angel financiers want to see (and don't want to...

    September 15, 2011 | Joyce Colson

  • Following proper corporate formalities and maintaining complete records is essential for you to realize the benefits of incorporating.  Part of that process involves conducting proper board meetings and maintaining complete minutes of those...

    September 15, 2011 | Joyce Colson

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