Many early-stage entrepreneurs go into business with a friend or significant other without fully comprehending the skill sets needed to turn a passion into a thriving business. Unfortunately, jumping into business with someone does not always go according to plan, as there are likely facets...

Entrepreneurs eager to launch their startup should take advantage of today’s low interest rates to entice venture capitalists to fund their ideas with the current “cheap money.” The economic climate is creating an environment for high-net-worth investors to invest in companies before interest rates rise....

It is commonly known that employee performance is directly linked to how happy they are with their position and company. Job perks are a significant contributing factor to this happiness and a crucial way to attract top talent. Competitive benefits can be a powerful incentive...

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....

Congratulations on finding a space for your new business!  Whether you are opening your doors for the first time or expanding to a ten-thousand-foot manufacturing hub, you need to understand your obligations to your landlord.  Can you exit your lease if you cannot make your payments? ...

Investing in privately-held companies can be both an exciting opportunity, but also an intimidating proposition. Prior to opening your checkbook, it's important to ask the right questions and do appropriate research in order to vet companies properly. In order to find a potential investment that's...

If you're a small business looking to expand, investors willing to contribute capital may seem like a godsend. However, before taking on any investments, it's important to do your research on who may be investing in your business. Gaining access to capital is never a...

The Illinois Intrastate Crowdfunding Bill went into effect in September 2015, but investors still are not paying attention. This is mostly because not many people know what intrastate crowdfunding means or what it does. Here are a few pointers regarding this investment legislation that could...

When negotiating a business deal with an international client, it is important to remember not only that you are working with people from a different country, but also a different culture. Cultural differences include how people act, think, dress, etc. What might be considered acceptable...