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Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) are legally binding contracts whose purpose is to ensure confidentiality of private business information. When someone signs a NDA, they are obligated to keep private information private so that important company information, such as product information, client lists, and other business or trade intelligence, doesn’t get leaked. What to do if there...
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Small business owners invest a lot of time, money, and resources into developing their products and services, and it’s important to prioritize protecting those business interests. One tool business owners can use to protect against potential competitive threats to their company is to have employees and contractors sign non-compete agreements. Prior to having an employee...
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Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) are important documents to have in your business arsenal, especially when you need to protect confidential information and prevent it from being exposed to outside third-parties or the public. In order to protect your business property and rights, you may choose to have your employees, contractors, and other business partners sign a...
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Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and non-compete agreements are both legal documents business owners can employ to protect their rights and proprietary information as well as limit what an employee or business partner can say or do under certain situations. These two types of agreements may be essential to a business, which is why it’s important to...
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A client service agreement (CSA) is a legal contract specifying the relationship and responsibilities between a client and a service provider. It’s an essential document for small business owners as it makes clear the expectations and services to be provided, the cost of those services, and other important terms of the relationship. The Importance of...
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One of the primary reasons we hear that small business owners turn to LegalZoom is that they believe they can secure effective legal forms, documents, or contracts for less than the cost of hiring a lawyer. Because money is a motivating factor, especially for new business owners with tight budgets, the allure of turning to...
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The client service agreement, or CSA, is a written contract between parties outlining the terms of the relationship, scope of work, payment schedule, and other provisions or clauses specific to the working partnership. One of the purposes of the CSA is to create shared understandings and expectations of the project so that everyone is on...
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Business disputes can get downright ugly. The stakes are high and emotions are equally elevated. But one thing that doesn’t need to escalate out of control is the cost it takes to resolve the dispute. When to Mediate in Business Conflicts The cost to resolve a business dispute can quickly climb if alternative methods to...
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Businesses are transactional in nature, and in order to grow, you have to trust that the person on the other side of the transaction will deliver on their promised goods or services. And most people do, but to protect yourself and your business interests, it’s important to put down on paper the expectations and commitments...
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For many entrepreneurs, starting a business comes with plenty of blood, sweat, and tears, but there are some things it doesn’t have to come with – and that’s lawsuits and other legal consequences due to unfortunate missteps along the way. Why Your Start-up Needs a Lawyer Forming your own business is an exciting undertaking, yet...
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