When you acquire or start a business, you have to decide if you want your company to be an LLP, a LLC, or a corporation. You may be familiar with these terms, but do you know how they’re different and what they mean for your business? After writing your business plan, receiving your funding, and…

Another lawsuit has been filed against Target. The reason for these lawsuits is because the retailer had a substantial security breach during the holiday season, jeopardizing the sensitive data of tens of millions of customers. Because this lawsuit is taking place in Washington state, the plaintiff is accusing Target of violating the Washington Consumer Protection…

Some people just seem to be possessed of an entrepreneurial spirit, and everybody always seems to know someone with a great idea who turned it into a fortune practically overnight. Unfortunately, fast money and effortless business success are more myth than reality. It’s surprisingly easy to make mistakes when starting your own business, as the…

While Portland and Seattle are often considered by non-residents to be fairly similar – same rainy weather, same love of coffee and beer and farm-to-table cuisine, same commitment to the environment and affection for technology – people in the Pacific Northwest understand just how dissimilar they can be. Which city would be a better choice…

Most small business owners and entrepreneurs that we work with know that forming an LLC or other limited liability entity can shield business owners’ personal assets from the business’s debts and liabilities. However, far fewer know that how they operate their business might jeopardize this valuable aspect of the limited liability entity. Let’s take the…