Historically, people chose careers in veterinary medicine because they liked working with animals. That is still an important motive today but, in modern times, veterinary clinics and other professional offices also know they must keep pace with the changes and legal requirements of their respective industries.
A family business is a labor of love, but in order to survive, the business must also have love from (success in) the marketplace. This success can face challenges from co-owners, especially when those co-owners are family members or close friends. In order to preserve these important relationships, it is wise to take proactive steps to mitigate the conflicts that may arise while running the business.
There are all types of entrepreneurs starting businesses in Minnesota today. Regardless whether you started your business in a garage or behind a desk, you may eventually have to move into a larger space.
Creative works and inventions like logos and taglines or product labels and trade secrets are obviously important to business owners.
Starting a business is an adventure, in which the individual must brave all kinds of dangers to achieve success.
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A Minnesota-based business dispute involving Children's Hospital and Blue Cross Blue Shield made national headlines recently when the two parties could not resolve contract issues. Thankfully, the two sides reached an agreement and recently signed a new contract. A more comprehensive reporting on the dispute can be found in this Star Tribune article.
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Protecting any invention can be a wise decision for any business owner or inventor. An invention doesn't need to be a new product you plan to sell in order for it to be patentable. In fact, even if you only use the product yourself or inside your business, it can be valuable and worthy of legal protection.
No matter what type of business you operate in Minnesota, if you intend to operate out of commercial space that you don't own, you will have a lease. As a tenant, you have numerous rights. However, failing to understand those rights and how to enforce them could cause trouble for your business.