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It seems like everyone you talk to has advice on how to make your business successful. Much of what's out there, however, isn't proven wisdom. Make sure you're not buying into these myths about starting your own business. more...

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The most important part of preparing for tenants is writing your rental lease. Here are our tips for preparing a top-notch residential lease. more...

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Everyone knows that a written document otherwise known as a deed is needed in order to transfer title in real property from one person to another. What everyone does not know is that deeds can be complicated and nuanced, taking multiple forms, each with its own specific implications and particular best uses. more...

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As the old saying goes, "don't wait to buy real estate, buy real estate and wait." After years of economic ups and downs, people are looking for a solid investment that will build equity. One of the strongest investments is still residential real estate. So just how exactly can you protect yourself? A solid lease is a great place to start. Read more to find out how to draft a solid residential real estate lease. more...

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So you're so happy you just got hired, but the person you're working for just called you a name: "independent contractor." Now what does that mean? What kind of a business relationship is that? Can you come to the company picnic? What does this mean for you?

While an "independent contractor" is different from a standard employee, the exact definition of your role is not set in stone. To prevent any unwanted surprises, it is essential to define the exact business relationship between you and your employer prior to beginning work. more...

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Handshake deals fall apart over the details of the agreement. Oral contracts are often useful for simple exchanges such as "I will trade you my old air conditioner for your old refrigerator." But for deals with a multitude of finer points such as employment or lease agreements, it's always best to get your deal in writing. For those of you who still feel uncomfortable asking your buddy to sign a piece of paper, remember—it's not so much an issue of trust as it is of clarity. Perhaps Nixon said it best when he quipped, "trust everyone, but cut the cards." more...

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An independent contractor is a freelancer or self-employed person who provides a service and is hired by a company or individual to perform a specific task. Skills such as writing, graphic design and editing are frequently the types of work that are needed on a temporary or short-term basis, but almost any type of work can be done as an independent contractor. more...

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