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How To Get Clients To Pay You (And What To Do If They Don’t)

For any small business, cash is King. Without a doubt, the single most damaging risk to you as a small business owner is negative cash flow.  One of the many reasons for negative cash flow are slow or no paying clients.  They can sink you faster than you can say “small claims court”, if you […]

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The ABCs of NDAs (Non-Disclosure Agreements)

Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) are very common in today’s business environment.  Depending on the type of business you own, you may be asked (or may be asking others) to sign an NDA numerous times.  But, while they are common, don’t take them lightly.  These agreements have important terms and conditions which you should understand clearly. NDAs […]

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[Video] How to Start a Business: Part 9

Over the past month or so, I’ve been outlining the 10 steps to starting a business.  Today, we’re going to cover step #9.  Let’s talk about the good stuff.  This is what’s been keeping you up at night.  What you’ve spent all your time dreaming about.  This is the centerpiece of your entire business.  Your […]

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Freelancers & Solopreneurs: You Need a Good Contract!

Freelance copywriter Nichole Bazemore wrote a great article about how she has reluctantly learned the importance of a good contract when dealing with clients. Read her post here.  Although you can see my comments on her blog, I’ll repeat it here: I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. A good contract is an […]

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Don’t Ignore the Boilerplate! Part 4

The last boilerplate provision we’ll discuss in this series is the “Limited Warranty” provision.  But first, let’s review the four main warranties and what they mean.   Warranty of Title:  I own it and you don’t have to worry about my creditors or heirs coming to take it away from you. Warranty Against Infringement: I […]

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Don’t Ignore the Boilerplate! Part 3

We’re looking at boilerplate contract language that is often ignored to better understand why these provisions are important and how they can impact your contracts.  Today, we’ll discuss the “Forum Selection” provision.   If the parties to a contract choose judicial resolution (i.e. a lawsuit) to settle disputes rather than alternative dispute resolution (i.e. mediation […]

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