• Business Law, Small Business Law

    Posted on April 12th, 2011

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    Putting the band back together – Brunetto v. Curtis

    Brunetto v. Curtis (10th District – Franklin County Court of Appeals) 2011 Ohio 1610 Franklin County Municipal Court 2009 CVI 026311 Summary After executing a written contract for the performance of a 17 piece band at a wedding for $2,550, Defendant Tiffany Curtis cancelled their services two weeks prior to the performance. The Franklin County […]

  • Business Law

    Posted on March 29th, 2011

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    Entrepreneurial advice from the good book.

    Do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For [some business owners] run after these things, and [your customers know you need them]. Seek first [great customer service], and all these things will be given to you as well. Do not worry about tomorrow, for […]

  • Business Law, Small Business Law, Tax

    Posted on March 15th, 2011

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    Ohio Use Tax – Watch your mail!

    The State of Ohio is trying a new tactic to increase revenue by going after businesses who are not paying this little known and almost never enforced tax… the Use Tax. In reality, Use Tax is the collection of uncollected sales tax on any item for which is sold or used without paying sales tax. […]

  • Blog, Business Law, Employment Law, Legislative Update

    Posted on March 9th, 2011

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    Ohio Legislative Update :: Compensatory Time Off

    Ohio Senator Beagle (R – Tipp City) has introduced S.B. 62 to permit employees to choose compensatory time off instead of overtime pay. This would be a great option for many employers, and many employees, who would prefer to trade time instead of cash. This bill is the companion to H.B. 61, introduced by Ohio […]

  • Business Law, Small Business Law

    Posted on March 7th, 2011

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    Podcasts

    Is your drive time productive? How about your jog or gym time? A great way to use that time to improve your business is to listen to podcasts. These are radio programs broadcast over the internet as audio files attached to an RSS feed, so your portable music device can automatically download the latest episode. […]

  • Bryan M. Griffith, J.D., Business Law, Business Law Workshop

    Posted on February 25th, 2011

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    Solving Business Disputes: The Dispute Response Organization Plan (DROP)

    Our next Business Law Workshop (#BizLaw) will be held on March 17, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. Even thriving businesses have occasional disputes with vendors, customers, competitors, and government agencies. Every business needs a plan to identify a dispute early, respond appropriately, and know when to involve your attorney. Please join me at the Dublin Entrepreneurial […]

  • Business Law, Business Law Workshop

    Posted on February 16th, 2011

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    Legal Literacy: Everyone can read a contract

    As a business owner you enter into many contracts each week. When you purchase supplies and advertising, rent an office, sell goods or services, and even when you park your car. With a little knowledge and a few tools, you can more easily identify the risks involved in entering into each of these contracts, and […]

  • Business Law, Marketing

    Posted on January 17th, 2011

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    Groupon: A great apology to its customers

    As a result of this first rate apology, much of the media coverage (and this blog entry) has shifted from the mistake to the quality of the apology. A fantastic example of how to turn a negative into a positive. Five tips for a successful apology.

  • Bryan M. Griffith, J.D., Business Law, Business Law Workshop

    Posted on January 13th, 2011

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    Business Law Workshop – Starting a Business: To Inc. or not to Inc.? – Update

    (1) Can an LLC that has filed taxes as a disregarded entity (i.e. 1040 schedule C) change to being taxed as an S-Corp? If so, how?
    (2) At what point is the extra filing burden of an S-Corp worthwhile for a small business owner (due to tax savings)? Is it just a simple financial calculation?
    (3) Can a business entity protect me from medical/legal/professional malpractice claims?

  • Bryan M. Griffith, J.D., Business Law Workshop

    Posted on December 30th, 2010

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    Business Law Workshop – Starting a Business: To Inc. or not to Inc.?

    Please join me for the first of my monthly Business Law Workshop series. When: January 20, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. Where: Dublin Entrepreneurial Center, 7003 Post Road, Dublin, Ohio 43016 (4th Floor Training Room) After making the decision to start a business, there are many questions to be answered, and one of the first that […]

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