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5 Killer Tips to Get Loans For Your Business

On January 10, Josh Gutstein from the Chicago Minority Business Center joined us on the Profit and Laws Radio Hour. Josh helps small businesses find cash. Here are 5 killer tips to get loans for your business. Do your homework. Know how much cash you need and…

5 Steps to Make Your (Business) Marriage Last

As a business lawyer, I sometimes get hired to perform a sort of marriage counseling for business partners. The goal is to preserve the business by coaxing the partners back together or gently breaking them apart.  I always know I can save the partnership when each partner asks the…

Amazing Government Websites with Startling, Fascinating and Odd Info – Pt 3

We are always looking for good things the government does to help business. Here is a terrific example. runs contests for everyone. These contests follow the examples set by sites like 99 designs.  But, the government contests ask participants to solve some problem. The winners get prizes.….


Dear Visitor: Thank you for coming and seeing what I have to say about business law. Sorry I said so little. Blogging is not nearly as easy as it looks. Coming up with ideas is easy. Convincing myself that anyone wants to read my thoughts about those ideas is…

Get All Similar Domains: Great Advice from David Lizerbram

With greater frequency, talented and smart lawyers are blogging. Here is some sensible advice from trademark lawyer David Lizerbram. David’s advice: just go – now- and get all similar domain names to your current one so that others can’t do it instead. Here is the post: Domains Best Practice

The 4 Types of Entities (sorry, it’s pretty dull)

Everyone always wants to know: which entity should I pick? Let’s try and answer that once and for all. Here, we’ll talk about the types of entities. Down the road, we’ll talk about how to think about them. First, you should know that all business entities are creatures of…

Starving the Beast is Bad for Business

Think “starving the beast” is the answer?  Think again. Business needs working government. We are seeing an unprecedented failure of government to act like adults and get stuff done. Last week, the Minnesota Secretary of State sent out this emailed memo, announcing that the Minnesota legislature’s failure to pass…

Yes, Your Business Needs An Entity

You absolutely need an entity. Here’s why.

Hidden Laws, Confusing Regulations

Regulations, which we need to keep the business playing field fair, ought to be rewritten, simplified, colorized and visualized. Compliance should not be a privilege of just the companies who can afford lawyers.