If you’re self-employed, what’s a disregarded entity?

A “disregarded entity” is an important tax status for self-employed sole-proprietors. In a nutshell, it means you can form a LLC for your business, but…

Protect your big ideas: Patents, trade secrets & copyrights

Successful entrepreneurs turn big ideas into successful business opportunities, but how should they protect those ideas?

How to register your DBA business name

Naming your business is an important branding exercise, but if you choose to name your business as anything other than your own personal name, then you’ll need to register it with the appropriate authorities.

Copyright, trademarks & patents: What’s the difference?

Here are a few basics about the three main forms of intellectual property protection.

What is a work for hire?

Only the author or those deriving rights from the author can rightfully claim copyright to a work, with one exception: works made for hire.