Monthly Archives: November 2007

Consultants to Help Startups Expand Abroad

Generally, when a small U.S. client tells me that they wish to expand abroad, I think to myself, "that’s going to be complicated, time-consuming and expensive."

Recognizing the opportunities and challenges of globalization facing startups and other small businesses, the Wall Street Journal reports that consultants, such as High Street Partners of Annapolis, Maryland, now are advising them on how to expand abroad, such as dealing with tax issues, foreign employee benefits and local-currency transactions. 

I think that such consultants, especially for international finance and operations issues, would be a good complement to the advice of an international lawyer.

Source: Small Firms Hire Guides as They Head Abroad, by Phred Dvorak, The Wall Street Journal, November 5, 2007. 

Business Tips for Providers of User-generated Content

Web sites and other online services containing content submitted by users (also known as user-generated content) are obviously a hot growth area. Not so obvious is the fact that these services depend on a little-known statute to protect their providers from legal liability for copyright infringement.  That statute is Section 512 of the Digital MillenniumContinue Reading