Crowdfunding can be a great way to raise money as a small business owner, but deciding which platform to use can be difficult. Businesses should consider the following factors when evaluating crowdfunding platforms: (I) the type of financing the business is trying to raise; (II)...

Most small businesses occasionally have customers who fail to pay their invoices. Let’s talk about the legal options available for collection. Businesses are most likely to succeed in debt collection if there is a signed agreement between the business and customer. Within the contract, it...

Many businesses create apps as part of their operations. Once you make an app, you can determine if your app can be patented. Mobile applications (apps) are indeed patentable and can help protect against others copying a successful idea, but getting such a patent is difficult....

SB Works is proud to announce its annual Small Business Challenge!  This unique program asks businesses and consultants for DC's businesses to write to us with ideas and of what they need to help their small business thrive and succeed.  With last year's Small Business...

Hiring a lawyer can be a hard thing for small businesses. Here are a few tips on finding the right lawyer for you. First, some legal issues that small businesses regularly encounter, like picking a business name, registering for business licenses and permits, or applying...