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2 ways to mitigate business risks

As the owner of a small business in Atlanta, you likely have found that running your own company can be a liberating and rewarding experience. But it can also be full of challenges, complications and stress if you are not careful. It is important for you to think about the risks your business faces to keep them from affecting its success, reputation and profits. 

Are the promises of crowd-funded products too good to be true?

Medicine shows once toured the country as pitchmen hawked the latest “miracle cure” patented medicine that could cure everything from common ailments to serious diseases. That is, when the magical medicinal was not smoothing wrinkles and removing stains.

The battle over Reading Rainbow

A 2009 tweet from LeVar Burton gave fans of Reading Rainbow a glimmer of hope. The star of “Roots” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation” announced a revival of the popular show that encouraged people to read in every episode that aired from 1983 to 2006.

How are trademarks, patents, copyrights created? P.2

Previously, we began looking at some of the general differences between patents, trademarks and copyrights. As we noted, these differences lie not only in the fact that these protections apply to different types of intellectual property, but also in the types of protection available under both state and federal law.

How are trademarks, patents, copyrights created?

For many people, trademark, patent and copyright protection are something of a mystery beyond the general idea that they indicate different types of intellectual property protection. For those who don’t understand the ins and outs of intellectual property law, exactly what these protections do, and how they are created, is not often accurately understood.

Hiring new workers? Make sure to update your employee handbook

One of the most important signs that your business is succeeding is the need to hire more workers. This growth is a sign of confidence and optimism, not just for an individual business but also for the economy. And recently, it was announced that there was a six-point increase in job creation among small businesses last month. 

10 steps to setting up a payroll system that works

Becoming a business owner comes with countless responsibilities. One of these responsibilities is, of course, paying your employees the correct amount at the correct time. Doing this is more complex than simply writing out paychecks every two weeks. Instead, you will need a well-thought-out payroll structure.

Raptor versus raptor

Many fans of the Jurassic Park movies felt that amongst all the dinosaurs, the raptors stole the show from their larger reptile counterparts. What they lacked in size, the "clever girls" made up for in strategy and ferocity.

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