Choosing A Business Name

Eric Davis provided video interviews for Penn State World Campus related to entrepreneurship. We thought it would be good to share these videos via our firm blog and social media pages. This first video provides helpful advice about things an entrepreneur should consider when choosing a business name.

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Small Business Crowdfunding

A new trend for raising capital is a talking point for small business owners. Small business owners express tremendous interest in using crowdfunding platforms to raise capital by selling shares in the business or by selling debt securities like a note or bond. What is driving all of this interest?…

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Time To Consult A Lawyer – Part 2

Last week, I wrote about an old Fram® Oil Filter television commercial—the one where the auto mechanic says at the end that he doesn’t care; you can pay him now (for a new oil filter) or pay him later (to replace the car’s engine). I promised to provide you with…

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Time To Consult A Lawyer

In 1972, Fram® Oil Filters began to air a TV commercial that featured an automobile mechanic in greasy overalls, wiping his hands on an oily rag while standing in front of an older car with the hood open. The mechanic, pointing to the engine compartment of the car says, “You…

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Avoiding Immigration Fraud

Have a Tourist Visa and Married to a United States Citizen? Be Careful. One of the worst things an immigrant can do is make a misrepresentation to a government official. This can occur at the border, in the airport, to an officer or on immigration forms.  At first glance it…

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Profit with a Purpose

Funding the Future: Does Social Enterprise Match Your Mission? As nonprofit leaders look to emerging and innovative ways to fund operations, they may consider developing a social enterprise to generate revenue. In this emerging practice, it is important to understand the advantages and risks of establishing and operating for-profit businesses…

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Don’t Incorporate In Nevada!

When deciding to incorporate, the state in which you incorporate is an important consideration.  While you may have heard that Delaware or Nevada offer significant advantages to businesses incorporating in those states, this may not be the case in your specific instance.  While some of these business friendly states do…

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Trademark Lessons for Nonprofits

For most of us, when we think of trademarks, we think of iconic brands such as Nike, Coca-Cola, Apple, or McDonald’s—all of which are for-profit businesses.    But what about the Salvation Army, the United Way, or the infamous “Livestrong” bracelet?   Nonprofits, especially in recent years, have started to realized the…

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