Business Law

Learn the basics on how to make sure your business meets all legal requirements. Get guidance on contracts, business licenses, and more.

Why Do I Need a Registered Agent?

Corporations, LLCs, and other business entities need a registered agent. In fact, in many cases, it's required by law.

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What Information Must Be Put Into Corporate Bylaws?

Bylaws describe the way your corporation will be organized and operated, and they're required in most states.

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Insuring Your Business: 5 Questions and Answers About Business Insurance

Prepare for the worst with business insurance. It's an important way to protect your business against accidents, lawsuits, liability, and more.

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Why You Need a Business License

Most companies must be licensed to do business and, depending on the industry and your location, you may need to obtain business licenses at the…

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How Corporations are Taxed

They say that the only things certain in life are death and taxes, but for corporations, that may not always be true. Whether and how corporations…

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What You Should Know About Zoning Laws

If you plan to operate your business out of your house, it's a good idea to know how your local zoning laws apply to you.

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Oral Contracts: Do They Carry Any Weight?

Nearly everyone has entered into an oral contract at some point, but they can be difficult to enforce. Learn how to protect yourself.

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What Makes a Contract Unconscionable?

An unconscionable contract—that is, one with unfair terms—can spell trouble ahead for a small-business owner. Read more to learn some of the signs…

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Paternity Leave: Options for Dads-To-Be

Are you a working dad looking to take paternity leave? Did you know that dads can look to three main areas for help: federal law, state law, and his…

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What Does the Health Care Ruling Mean for Small Business?

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has been one of the most hotly contested election season issues. But the Supreme Court's recent ruling…

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