Enterprise Times

Starting up a business: Avoid the common mistakes – part 3

My previous blogs detailed the first four common mistakes when setting up a business (part 1, part 2). This blog seeks to address the fifth and arguably the most key one. Especially when seeking investment or funding; when you are ready to scale up; or launch your product overseas.

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  Huffington Post

Beauty, Beasts And Glitter Pens?

You cannot possibly have missed the media hype around the openly gay characters appearing in Disney films and the Power Rangers but, and perhaps I’m alone in this, I don’t consider it particularly ground breaking.

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  Daily Mail

Karen wanted to start a family and maintain high flying law career

Lawyer Karen Holden, 39, had a high flying career in the city of London but feared motherhood would hold her back, after seeing colleagues treated 'as if they had died' when they fell pregnant.

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   I Am New Generation

IP Theft Set To Rise Within The Next Year – How Can Entrepreneurs Protect Themselves

According to a recent survey by Deloitte, IP theft is set to rise within the next year which could potentially affect thousands of UK start-ups.

Intellectual Property (IP) can be your company name or logo, an invention or design, be it software or an App or a product.
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  Small Business .co.uk

Investment – are you legally prepared?

Here, Karen Holden, founder of A City Law Firm, guides us on how to safely and legally secure investment for your business.

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  Is4Profit.com

Should You Franchise Your Business?

If you're looking to scale and grow your small business, franchising can seem a very attractive option. Here's what you should consider...Read more...

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  Enterprise Times

What is a Founder’s Agreement and 10 reasons why your business needs one

If you’ve decided to run your business through a company vehicle, then you have a safety net cast against your personal assets should the worse happen. If there is more than one founder it is essential that you agree, formally, how you are going to operate the business. You should do this at the onset, to avoid any disputes or misunderstandings, which at a later stage could jeopardize the business. As such your founder’s agreement will be in the form of a Shareholders Agreement.

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   Enterprise Times

Protecting Intellectual Property
With IP theft on the rise, it is more important than ever before to protect your business assets

Intellectual Property (IP) can be your most valuable asset, whether it’s your company name, logo, a piece of software or a product you have designed. Your IP makes your business recognizable, and is potentially very valuable, so it’s important to protect it from competitors.

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  The Guardian

On Divorce Day: is your business protected?

The first working Monday of the year is dubbed Divorce Day by family lawyers, but if you’re in business with your partner, things can get complicated

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  Business Zone

The three key challenges that I faced when starting a successful law firm

I started my own business seven years ago, but unlike some entrepreneurs I never had a burning ambition to build my own empire. In fact, the option to be my own boss never really occurred to me, until the opportunity was staring me in the face.

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  Is 4 Profit

The Effects of Divorce On Business: How To Avoid Problems

Solicitor Karen Holden blogs on how couples who own a business should prepare for a divorce - no matter how unlikely it might seem

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   Europe Business Review

5 ways to maintain a healthy work-life balance

Juggling a family and running a business is hard work. Often the guilt of taking those weekend calls and getting home late eats away at you. On the flipside, you can work more flexible hours to attend parents evening and sports days and, if things go well, give your kids a great start in life.

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  Just Entreprenuers

MEET THE FOUNDER OF A CITY LAW FIRM

Karen, you decided to start your own law firm, tell us everything we need to know about you.

I founded A City Law Firm in 2009 , before this I worked in an international Law Firm in the Stand managing a great team of solicitors and foreign lawyers. Prior to enrolling as a solicitor I worked as a senior manager and criminologist within the public sector, whilst obtaining my professional qualifications part-time at the college of law.

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  Small Business .co.uk

Investment – are you legally prepared?

As an entrepreneur, juggling a business, personal life and family can be one serious balancing act. These businesswomen share their pearls of wisdom on how to set yourself up for success.

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  First Woman

Business advice from one mumpreneur to another

As an entrepreneur, juggling a business, personal life and family can be one serious balancing act. These businesswomen share their pearls of wisdom on how to set yourself up for success.

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  Huffington Post

Bar On Civil Partnerships For Heterosexual Couples

The UK champions equality, legislates to stamp out discrimination and has a judicial system that upholds those values. Occasionally, it may be harder to identify discrimination, but once seen or heard we get a nagging feeling that something is wrong. A Great British Nag, you might call it. Similarly, it is difficult to ignore the outcome from court battles which, although given by senior and experienced judges, gives you that very same nag. One such judgment passed my desk this week and one that I wanted to share.

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