Mason Cole spoke with Bill Knapik of the Price of Business radio show about early stage companies and what they need to know about establishing the legal groundwork to grow their business. You can listen to the full radio show here....

The rules for employer-employee relations are ever-changing, and a small business without a dedicated HR department might not have the time to remain up to date on the current laws and policies. At the turn of the new year, wide reaching new laws went into...

Human resources departments seek to cultivate strong relationships between a company and its employees while keeping a constant watch on changing regulations. Unfortunately, most small businesses aren’t able to employ their own HR department to keep track of the list of employment laws. To ensure...

The first time you meet someone sets the tone for an entire relationship, and can be the difference between gaining a new partner, client or customer or not. Luckily, there are ways to increase the likelihood of a positive first impression by knowing what influences...

Managing risk comes with the territory when you are a small business owner. Sometimes, however, that risk can become too great for you to handle — it is important to have an expert on-hand to take on any legal complications you may encounter. Attorneys possess the...

If you’re a business owner or entrepreneur, trademarks and patents are two terms you’ve probably heard quite a bit. Many people hear these terms and just assume their definitions are interchangeable. They’re each designed to protect a company’s intellectual property -- easy enough, right? Not...

Small business owners understand that finding support, both financially and strategically, can be a challenge. Luckily, the Chicago area is filled with local resources that want to help your business grow and thrive. Here are a just a few key players every entrepreneur should get...

It is essential for employers to recognize employees’ achievements in the workplace. Simply giving them a pay raise is one way to show appreciation, but many companies are leaning towards other incentives to keep their top talent happy and engaged. Here are a few ways to...