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How your Small Business can Survive and Succeed in Tough Economic Times

January 15, 2014

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HOW YOUR SMALL BUSINESS CAN SURVIVE AND SUCCEED IN TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES[1] I.        INTRODUCTION. We business owners are groomed and have a mental mind set to grow, to add, refine and prosper. Down-sizing, quitting something, letting people or things go is not part of our vocabulary. “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” That’s our […]

Opportunities in Growth of Global Middle Class

July 3, 2013

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WorthWhile Magazine Article Summer 2013 International Business

CONTROLLING THE IDIOT IN THE DEAL

May 14, 2013

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CONTROLLING THE IDIOT IN THE DEAL By Donald W. Hudspeth Esq.        When I was a young man starting in business I read the book “Winning Through Intimidation” by Robert J. Ringer. The book, though denounced by some at the time, was not really about intimidating people, but of not being intimidated by people, for […]

Attorney-Client Privilege for Transactional Attorneys

April 9, 2013

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Attorney-Client Privilege for Transactional Attorneys Attorney-Client privilege is a particularly tricky issue for attorneys who handle business transactions in Phoenix, as they so often have clients for both legal and non-legal services. A client who requires legal services is protected by quite strict attorney-client privilege ethics rules. However, a client who is provided strictly non-legal services […]

St. Paul, the Problems of Being Human and Small Businesses Dealing with AngiesList.com

September 7, 2012

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by Donald W. Hudspeth Like many people with a standard Midwest religious upbringing I struggle to do the right thing and, sometimes, to know just what that is under the circumstances.  But, as St. Paul discussed in Romans 7 [1] “being good is not that easy, even when we are so inclined” (and he was […]

Starting Your Own Law Practice

July 25, 2012

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by Donald W. Hudspeth© – www.AZBUSLAW.com – I. Getting Started.             As a lawyer, or sometime in your life, you have probably heard the saying by Abraham Lincoln: “He who would be his own lawyer has a fool for a client.”  (Mr. Lincoln also said “A lawyer’s time is his stock in trade.” a useful […]

Entrepreneurs and Business Development Around the World

July 18, 2012

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by Donald W. Hudspeth Esq. Introduction, Small Business and Southern Europe’s Economic problems.             Because my Arizona business law firm represents businesses and startups, both locally and from around the world, I was curious about the role   entrepreneurs, startups, and small and medium size businesses play in their national economies around the world. Surprisingly, one […]

What Business Owners Should Look for in a Business Law Firm and Business Legal Representation

June 13, 2012

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by Donald W. Hudspeth             In selecting a law firm for an owner-operated small or medium sized business (aka “SMB’s”), we can start with some basic positions: 1. The law firm client is well advised to choose a lawyer, not a firm. Lawyers vary in aptitude, knowledge and experience in various practice areas, just as […]

How the Internet is Destroying Small-Business Commerce and Legal Remedies – Destruction of Fair Business Practices

June 13, 2012

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By Donald W. Hudspeth, Esq.             The Internet is destroying the enforceability of small business contracts.[1] Here are a few examples: Case 1: Painting Company and the BBB. A house painting company (“PaintCo”) bid on and signed a contract with a home owner to paint his house. The contract had a three day cancelation clause […]

DO’S AND DON’TS ON HOW TO USE GOOGLE FOR LEGAL RESEARCH

January 14, 2012

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A few quick pointers on how to use Google (or Bing or Yahoo, Firefox, etc) for legal information. Do’s: 1. Do: Use Google for a quick definition of terms. Be aware it is best to have a law degree and several years experience to fully understand the ramifications of the definition. 2. Do:  use Google […]

BIG CASES DON’T JUST HAPPEN TO BIG, BAD CLIENTS

January 14, 2012

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BIG CASES DON’T JUST HAPPEN TO BIG, BAD CLIENTS I.  Size Does Not matter. An understandable, but false, assumption of some potential law firm clients is that a small case will cost less than a big one. After all, if I buy a small coffee I expect to pay less than I would pay for […]