Baltimore Small Business Resources Articles

Steps for Starting a Business in Maryland

The steps necessary to start a business in Maryland can seem overwhelming, but, with the help of a trusted advisor they need not be. Here, the ENLawyers small business advisors detail the process, and explain Maryland requirements for starting a business. Depending on...

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Why Constructing a Business Plan is Essential

A business plan works like a roadmap: it keeps you, and everyone involved in your venture aware of the direction, and on the right path. Here, the legal experts at ENLawyers explain the necessity of having a written business plan. A business plan should ultimately...

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Consider This Before Transferring a Family Business

Consider This Before Transferring a Family Business

Passing the reins of the family business to the next generation can be a tumultuous but exciting time. Streamline the experience by considering the following advice from the ENLawyers. Passing down the family business is nowhere near as simple as passing down your...

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Tips for Entrepreneurial Small Business Longevity

Tips for Entrepreneurial Small Business Longevity

Turning vision into reality can be far more complex than the development of the vision itself. Entrepreneurs starting small businesses often have an innovative vision, as well as an incredible capacity for creativity. However, they may not be as familiar with best...

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Protecting Your Small Business

Small business owners play many different roles that contribute to the growth and development of their business. While undertaking these various responsibilities, business owners are also required to understand the threats that could cause their business’s ultimate...

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How Corporate Structure Affects Your Small Business

How Corporate Structure Affects Your Small Business

When deciding on the legal structure of a small business, it is just as important to consider what protections each offers if the business takes a downturn, as it is to consider ownership rights and how profit is distributed.  The legal structure of a business can...

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The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 serves to extend protections against trade secret theft to federal jurisdiction. The Act passed unanimously in the Senate and was approved in the House by a vote of 410-2. The new legislation was then signed into law by President...

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Considerations for Starting a Small Business

Every new business must be aware of the legal factors that affect development and operations. For small businesses, these may be influenced by industry type, state laws, and business type, in addition to a number of other considerations. Here, the EN Lawyers discuss...

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4 Important Contracts for Small Business Owners

Small business owners often overlook the need for well-structured contracts, as many of their transactions can be accomplished informally. However, having documentation of business transactions is important for protecting your best interests and preserving the legal...

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