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Your First Business Mediation: What to Do

As a small business owner having legal problems with a vendor or another company, the idea of paying for an expensive trial process can seem frightening. Luckily, if you and the other side agree, you can instead go through a business mediation process. In such a case, the mediator will hear from both sides and help you work toward a solution. In order to have a mediation that works for you and the opposing party, adhere to the advice below.

Why A Single, Child-Free Person Should Make A Legally Binding Will

CNN reported that there was quite the uproar when music superstar Prince passed away in April 2016 without leaving a will for his estate that is worth millions. While most people don't have such complicated estates, it's important for everyone to consult a wills attorney and make plans for what they want to happen to their possessions and property when they pass away someday. If you're a single, child-free person, it may seem like that tradition doesn't apply to you, but here's why making a will isn't just for the elderly and people who have dependents.

Considering A Merger Or Buyout For Your Small Business? What To Know First

If someone has approached you to merge your small business, or for you to join their company, there are a lot of things you want to consider. There are a lot of risks financially and personally when you do this, so you want to make sure that it makes sense. Here are a few things you'll want to consider doing before you start the process or before you commit to any deals with another company.

Inventor Basics: 4 Tips For Obtaining A Patent

The easiest part of inventing a new product is coming up with the idea. Once you have a solid idea for a new and innovative product, you'll encounter the hard part: protecting it. Fortunately, you can use a patent or a provisional patent to help protect your idea from being stolen or used elsewhere. While obtaining a patent is difficult, you can make it easier with these four tips: 1. Ensure Your Idea is Truly Original

Working At An Indian Casino Opens Up A Can Of Labor-Related Worms

If you're considering working at an Indian casino on a reservation, double-check the status of your labor rights. While many tribes are very friendly toward unions and try to treat their employees (both Indian and non-Indian) well, the issue of sovereignty can make figuring out your rights difficult. If you were to find yourself in a labor dispute, the normal mechanisms that you would use to solve the dispute might not be available to you.