Latest Posts Under: Non-Compete Agreements

How to Prepare an Enforceable Non-Compete Agreement

So, you have decided that you need a non-compete agreement to keep employees from competing unfairly with your business.  If you want to be able to enforce that agreement, you must change the way you think about negotiating a contract. In most  contract negotiations, your objective is to get as many concessions as possible from the other …

Protect Your Customer List

Let’s say that, like most businesses, you have spent considerable time, effort, and money developing your customer list.  How can you best protect your investment?  Successful businesses implement two methods — one incorporating legal strategies and the other sound business practices. The legal strategies recognize that your employees are the greatest risk to your intangible assets, …

The Least Restrictive Means Possible

A recent study in The Economist notes that intangible assets make up 75 percent or more of the value of publicly traded companies. That number is likely higher for many small businesses, which often have very few assets other than their ideas, strategies, and relationships. That news should both invigorate and scare you. On the …

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