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LLC or Corporation: Which Company Structure is Right for You? There comes the point with all startups that you must decide which company structure is right for your business. It’s important to understand what sets each business formation apart from the rest so you can make the best choice moving forward...

A Step-By-Step Guide to the American Visa Lottery The American visa lottery offers the opportunity for individuals from qualifying countries to obtain a green card...

A Partnership That Makes Sense for Startups and Small Businesses As you know, starting and growing a business is no simple task...

How to Register International Intellectual Property In the United States, intellectual property law has its roots in our Constitution...

Top Immigrant Founders in the Startup World
Immigration is deeply intertwined with American startups as many highly successful companies were founded by immigrants...

Small Business

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The Legal Basics of Crowdfunding 
Crowdfunding, a new form of online financing...

Top Startup Accelerators to Apply for in 2017 
Top startup accelerators have grown in recent years...

What It’s Actually Like To Be On ABC’s Shark Tank: PupBox CEO Explains
We interviewed Ben Zvaifler, CEO at PupBox...

"Opinions are just that. I needed clarity" 

It wouldn't be until we were legally challenged that I would in fact know that
everything I was told was accurate

Venture Funding

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What Trump Means For Startups 
We can’t really be sure how everything will shake out as a new leader...

David Hauser: How He Bootstrapped His Startup to $30M+ in Annual Revenue and Then Sold It
As Founder of Grasshopper (acq’d by Citrix)...

How to Start a Business & Earn a Visa at the Same Time
Ah the American Dream – to open up a business. Foreign-based entrepreneurs have...

A Conversation with Elizabeth Yin of 500 Startups We asked Elizabeth a few questions about raising venture capital in the Valley. Elizabeth is a Partner at 500 Startups, an investor in seed-stage companies & in charge of the Mountain View Accelerator. She’s a former CEO / Co-Founder at LaunchBit (acq ’14) and marketer at Google...

A Conversation with Jason Lemkin of SaaStr Jason Lemkin The founder of two successful startups, Jason is now a Venture Capitalist and just raised a fund of $70 million

How to Negotiate Your Salary as an Employee There’s no doubt about it – employers control the American workplace...

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5 Ways to Save on Legal Costs as a Startup All startups have something in common: they’re always trying to save money...

Four Lessons I’ve Learned Working With An Elite Startup Accelerator There’s no shortage of discussion in the startup world about accelerators—why to work with one, how to get in, life after demo day, whether they’re sort of a scam, and so on...

Source: New York Times, 2018

Politics in Tech

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When a Business Should Switch Lawyers 
Finding the right attorney for your business isn’t always an easy task...

Planting the Seed: What to Expect in the First Round of Funding 
Preparing for and getting through your first round of startup funding is exciting...

How to Attract Top Talent to Your Company
Whether you’ve just started a brand new company or you’re looking to grow, hiring...

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Work Culture

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Can a Foreign Citizen Start a Business in the United States? One of the questions that many people ask about business ownership...

What Startups Should Look for in an Attorney Hiring a lawyer for any reason can be a confusing and often frustrating task...

What You Need to Know About Trademarking Your Company Name Trademarking your company name protects your business’s right to use

How to Guard Your Idea Against Patent Infringement If you have a great idea for any kind of invention, you might ask yourself questions like, “how to protect my idea?” or “what can I do to prevent patent infringement?” The good news is that there are several steps you can take to make sure that your idea remains in safe hands...

Source: New York Times, 2018

Business Immigration Compliance – What You Need to Know When it comes to hiring employees for your business, you certainly have a lot on your plate...

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