Category: INCubation Center

The Truth About Job Creation in Minnesota

Last week’s Department of Labor report showed a drop in the unemployment rate from 9.1% to 9.0% but the fewest number of jobs – 80,000 – added in four months.  The issue of job creation remains the primary focus of policy

Startup Steps #7: Registering Trademarks

One of the most often overlooked legal issues for startup businesses relates to intellectual property protection, more specifically, trademarks.  Not only can a registered trademark offer protection for your business’ brand identity, but it provides a new venture with a

INCubation Briefing – March 10, 2011

My Firm’s popular INCubation Briefing program series returns on March 10, 2011 with a program called “Risky Business: Effective Risk Management for Your Small Business.”  I’ll be giving my “Why the Heck Do You Need a Business Attorney”  presentation, and I

Legal Zoom vs. The Business Lawyer:

Today I’m helping a good friend amend the Articles of Incorporation for his company.  My friend originally formed his corporation through LegalZoom.  You know LegalZoom?  It’s the canned forms service founded by one of O.J. Simpson’s defense attorneys.  The commercials