From Good to Great – Startup Style

When: June 11, 2012 Time: 11:30 PM – 12:30 PM Where: MAGNET, 1768 E. 25 St. Cleveland, OH 44114 Download the Materials From Good to Great – Startup Style Avoiding Common Pitfalls Avoid the legal pitfalls that trap startup companies. When you’re focused on growth, it’s easy to overlook the details and make mistakes. But some of the most common mistakes can be avoided with a little preparation. This presentation will identify the most common pitfalls that entrepreneurs experience in the early stage. From entity...

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Behind the Numbers – Home Improvement Lending in Cleveland

The federal government and the attorneys’ general of 49 states recently reached a joint agreement on a historic $25 billion settlement with the country’s five largest loan servicers for claims involving foreclosure misconduct. With this agreement, we can now look forward to phase two of the economic recovery: expanding access to affordable credit to facilitate home repairs and neighborhood sustainability. As recovery takes hold, preservation will become critical. For many, renovation and repair have been delayed and can no...

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Legal Mumbo Jumbo

At one time or another in our lives we’ve all had to deal with the “fine print” or the “exclusion clause” and the ever popular “hold harmless” terminology. It makes you wonder if the three years of law school are dedicated to learning about the rule of law or learning a different version of the English language. Thereto, Hereto, Klaatu If any of these three words look familiar to you I’m guessing it’s the last one. That’s the name of the alien character played by Michael Rennie in the 1951 classic “The Day The Earth Stood...

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Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Lawyer, Laurentum

Alliteration refers to the repetition of a particular sound in the first syllables in a series of words and/or phrases. In the case of this blog, the last three words of the title – LinkedIn, Lawyer, Laurentum – describe alliteration. When you read this title I doubt the first thing that came to your mind was the word alliteration. Just like the last thing that comes to mind when starting a new business venture is the word “Lawyer.” Yet in the scheme of things, the lawyer, is just as important as the social media tools that you...

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Crowdfunding Not Yet the Answer to Startup Cash Woes

Click for PDF Connecting your business to small investors has never been easier in today’s electronic age. Websites such as ProFounder.com, MicroVentures.com and PeerBackers.com make this possible. Gwen Moran, of Entrepreneur StartUps Magazine, offers a rundown of the three crowd-funding sites in her article, Crowdfunding Could be the Answer to your Cash Woes. As evidenced by this article, and many others as of recent, crowdfunding is once again demanding its seat at the regulatory table, hoping to establish itself as viable funding...

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A Better Family Business Succession

Whether you plan to leave your family business to one child or sell it to a third party, open communication with your children and family is key, writes Louis Pashman, who breaks down three possible succession scenarios. A Better Family Business Succession – BusinessWeek

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