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Are DIY Legal Services Helpful or Harmful?

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Companies like LegalZoom, Rocket Lawyer, Mama Bear, and ZenBusiness promise fast and inexpensive access to legal forms. They cut out the “middleman”—in this case, an attorney—to keep costs down. These DIY legal services allow people to do everything from filing for divorce to creating a will to incorporating a business. But do these companies do more harm than good?

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What You Need to Do Before Selling Nutraceuticals on Amazon

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Americans are looking for ways to be healthier, and dietary supplements play a big role in that pursuit. A recent survey conducted by the Council for Responsible Nutrition found that 77% of adults take some type of dietary supplement on a regular basis. Over time, Amazon has become an attractive marketplace for supplements, including nutraceuticals. In fact, a search for “nutraceuticals” currently brings up over 2,000 results on Amazon.

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6 Benefits of Using an LLC

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One of the biggest concerns for any business is protecting its principals as well as its assets—and keeping personal and business assets separate is paramount. Forming a legal entity is one of the best ways to create a separation of personal and business assets. 

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Why You Need Website Terms and Conditions

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If you’ve ever visited a website, you’ve likely seen a link to the company’s website agreements. The links usually exist at the bottom of the page and provide information about what information the company collects, how they will use it, and the terms governing the use of the website. With the recent passage of California’s CCPA law, more and more attention is being focused on consumer privacy. This means it’s more important than ever to take online privacy seriously. But what does this mean? Are you required to have website agreements and if so, what should they include?

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Pre-Money Versus Post-Money Valuation: How Much Capital Is Too Much?

Startup employees reviewing finances and pre- and post-money valuations when raising capital.

As the owner of a startup, you have a laundry list of things you’re concerned about and raising capital is likely near the top of that list. You need capital to scale and grow your business, but you don’t want to give away too much ownership. With an understanding of the differences between pre-money and post-money valuations, their importance, and how the amount of capital you raise can impact your ownership, you will have a better idea of how much capital you want to raise for your business.

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