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SCOTUS ruling on this business tax matter will have huge effects

As noted in a recent Bloomberg article, officials in states across the country are chafing under a U.S. Supreme Court precedent from 1992 that bars state authorities from requiring retailers without a physical nexus inside their borders to collect and remit sale taxes.

Getting it right in your company's non-disclosure agreement

We believe at Gottschlich & Portune in Dayton that effective contracts -- that is, covenants that are smartly negotiated, well drafted and enforced with conviction when necessary -- go to the heart of what breeds success for a commercial enterprise.

Commentator: Even the smartest entrepreneurs make this mistake

A commentator in the online publication Above The Law notes this fundamental point about the business principals whose creative ideas and energies fuel new startups across the country: they're exceptionally busy people.

Many different things can cause a small business to fail

Not every new small business successfully makes it into a long-lasting company. The reality is that there are a fair number of businesses that end up failing. A recent InsuranceQuotes infographic indicates that only around half of small companies survive the first five years of being in business.

Do I need to register for trademark protection?

Trademarks are visual symbols or words that are used to represent a company and the services or goods it offers. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office describes a trademark as a "word, phrase, symbol, or design, or a combination thereof," that marks businesses' goods as unique to them and distinguishable from competitors.

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