Monthly Archives: January 2012

10 Tips for Bringing Your Business to the Web

Starting up a business, or entering a new market channel, is never easy.  Starting a business on the World Wide Web (the web), or moving an existing “offline” business there, requires not only effort and risk, but also demands new knowledge and skills.  These tips should help reduce your risk in bringing a business to… Continue Reading

Basic Tools for Dealmakers – Part 2 of 2

Continued from Part 1 You can use an Escrow to ensure the payment of money or delivery of property (such as source code of software) based on future conditions. The escrow agent, which may be a title agent, an escrow company or even your attorney, is the third party that holds money or property for… Continue Reading

Basic Tools for Dealmakers – Part 1 of 2

As a dealmaker, you have several tools at your disposal. They are often applied reactively as a deal progresses. If you survey your toolkit in advance, and apply the right tool to the right business need, you will close better deals, more quickly. Here are some helpful tools to keep close at hand. They are… Continue Reading

Welcome to California: A Very Short Introduction to Several California Laws that Affect Out-of-State and Foreign Businesses

California is a leader in new trends and lifestyles, and a world leader in developing and commercializing new technologies. Also, however, California often “goes its own way” when developing laws and regulations. Here are just a few of the quirks of California law that I raise most often with my clients both outside (and inside)… Continue Reading