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September 2017 Archives

Don’t ignore legal issues when starting a business with a friend

Starting a new business with a good friend can be very exciting, and carry many benefits. However, such a venture can also have challenges. How well-suited a business venture undertaken by friends is for meeting such challenges can in part depend on what is done as the business is being set up.

3 things you need to know before going international

Many entrepreneurs dream of growing their business and expanding it to new heights, and taking your enterprise international may be the ultimate realization of that goal. Whether you plan to do business in Asia, Europe or elsewhere internationally, there are a few things you should know before you embark on this new business venture. 

How Georgia businesses can protect their trade secrets

Trade secrets can be vital to your company's success, and you certainly do not want your competitors to learn about them. Taking the right steps to safeguard trade secrets can help you get legal recourse if an employee or another person tries to take unlawful advantage of this inside knowledge.

Albertson's moves into the online marketplace

Amazon’s  acquisition of Whole Foods Market sent shockwaves through the business world and sent notice to America’s largest retailers that online retailers will develop strategic partnerships to take market share from brick and mortar retailers. It set off months of speculation as to whether Wal-Mart or Target would make a similar acquisition.

Fitness industry seeing a lot of franchise growth

Fitness has been a booming business here in the U.S. in recent years. And one sector of this industry that has been seeing some particularly significant growth lately are franchises. Recent years have seen franchise growth coming in faster than industry-wide growth within fitness. And some estimates are predicting that this will continue. According to one set of recent estimates, franchise brands will see about double the growth rate of the fitness industry in general between now and 2022.

How entrepreneurs can grow in four important steps

Arguably the most difficult part of an entrepreneur’s job is managing him or herself; especially those starting a business by themselves. After all, there may be no one challenging them to reach higher, no one to defer to when the answers aren’t there, and no one to help in the transition from working in the business to working on the business.

Lawsuits against Equifax are already underway. Who can sue?

Almost as soon as Equifax announced its unprecedented data breach, two proposed class actions were filed in federal court. One was filed by a group of consumer rights attorneys who had just won the right to sue Yahoo for another large data breach. More suits are almost certain to follow.

3 ways to avoid business litigation

One event that many business owners in the Atlanta area do not look forward to is litigation. It is often time-consuming, expensive and stressful. It can interfere with your ability to successfully manage your company. Litigation can also hinder your company’s growth and lead to an adverse reputation that could make it hard for you to stay in business. 

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