Why Do 80% of Businesses Fail In Their First Year?

Eric is really angry. Less than a year ago, he started a business with four guys he knew from friends of friends. They shared the dream of opening a sports bar dedicated to soccer that would serve international beer and bar food. They found the perfect spot and signed... read more

Giving Gifts to Clients

I know what you are thinking. This lawyer is going to tell us that we can’t give gifts to clients because lawyers destroy everything fun and good in life. Actually, giving gifts is completely acceptable in most circumstances. And its a great way to build... read more

How to Say “You’re Fired”

If you’ve ever watched reality TV, you know the producers go for a big shock factor on each show. Nothing shocks someone more than hearing those two dreaded words: “You’re Fired!” There’s one show in particular, on which the “boss” actually utters those words and... read more

Cover Your Assets

“How is this going to end for you?” I remember the first time someone asked me that question. I had no idea what they were talking about. That “someone” was a successful entrepreneur. His words still echo in my mind. He said, “Unless you create a business... read more

Incorporating your small business does not always avoid liabilities.

Happy New Year! The beginning of the year is a good time to start some things fresh. If you are like most people, you probably have some lofty goals about losing the holiday weight. And if you are like most business owners, you probably have some goals about improving... read more