Christina Schenk-Hargrove

Independent Contractors, Employees, and Interns, Oh My!

The day your business grows busy enough to consider hiring someone to help you is an exciting time. But it is also a time that can be fraught with worry and traps for the unwary.  It’s a big step that can land you in a shadowy forest of employment law, wage and hour...

Business Names, Logos and Trademarks

For many business owners, naming their business and designing a logo sounds like fun in the beginning, but can become complicated very quickly.  In truth, it’s an important step that is more about planning than fun, but that can grow into a valuable asset and a source...

What’s in a Waiver?

Liability waiver:  A legal contract intended to reduce the chance of a lawsuit being filed against you or your business, or to reduce the amount that can be recovered, by shifting liability for your negligence to your client.  Also called a "release," because the...
Business Names, Logos and Trademarks

Business Names, Logos and Trademarks

For many business owners, naming their business and designing a logo sounds like fun in the beginning, but can become complicated very quickly.  In truth, it’s an important step that is more about planning than fun, but that can grow into a valuable asset and a source...

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What’s in a Waiver?

What’s in a Waiver?

Liability waiver:  A legal contract intended to reduce the chance of a lawsuit being filed against you or your business, or to reduce the amount that can be recovered, by shifting liability for your negligence to your client.  Also called a "release," because the...

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Planning For Catastrophe

Planning For Catastrophe

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the best thing you can do for your business longevity is to make a plan for when things go wrong. When a client asks me what to do first when starting a new business, I tell them to think about insurance. Ask yourself, what...

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