Licenses and Permits for Your Home-Based Business

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.” – Dr. Seuss Did I get you fired up last week to quit your job and start out 2018 as your own boss? Have you come up with an exciting (and hopefully profitable) idea for your […]

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Start-Up Legal Checklist for Your New Home-Based Business

“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So…get on your way!” Oh, The Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss Ready to kick off 2018 as your own boss? Three words: home-based business. Home-based businesses can run the gamut from a website designer or an attorney who runs a virtual law practice (me) to a cookie baker or […]

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Crafts, Copyrights, and Copycats-The Huge Risk Your Etsy Shop May be Taking

I don’t know whether it’s classy or tacky, but one of my favorite things to buy for my girls is t-shirts with their names on them. Check out these great shirts I bought for my Frozen loving nine year old and three year old: Etsy, the handmade and vintage goods online marketplace, is my go-to […]

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Ask the Law Mother-Do I Need a Business Entity to Run My MML Business?

It looks like I struck a nerve last week with my blog post on multi-level marketing (MLM)  plans. I received several questions, including this one from Lynn in Flower Mound: “I bought into a MML plan last year. The company has been pushing me to form a business entity to run my business. This seems […]

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Seller Beware-Evaluating Multi-Level Marketing Plans

Open up your Facebook feed and you will see how prevalent multi-level marketing (MLM) companies are among your friends and acquaintances. In a MLM plan, distributors sell products by word of mouth or direct sales and earn commissions for their sales and the sales made by people they recruit. Amway, Juice Plus, and Avon are […]

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How to Not Lose Your Pants in Your Home-Based Business

After I had my fourth child, I decided to leave my law firm position to stay home. While taking care of four kids is enough to keep a small staff busy, I missed the intellectual stimulation of being a working attorney. And the money. I really missed the money. Catholic schools and college for four […]

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