Naming your business is an important branding exercise, but if you choose to name your business as anything other than your own personal name then you’ll need to register it with the appropriate authorities. This process is known as registering your “Doing Business As” (DBA) name. What is a “Doing Business As” Name? A fictitious name (or assumed name, trade name or DBA name) is a business name that is different from your personal name, the names of your partners or the officially registered name of your LLC or corporation. It’s important to note that when you form a business, the legal name of the business defaults to the name of the person or entity that owns the business, unless you choose to rename it and register it as a DBA name.
A Longport lawyer who parlayed the first millions he made building a local cable television company into an array of local businesses and high-profile casinos has a new challenge: turning five bankrupt radio stations into a viable business. “I thought in an odd way it was a way to give back to the community,” said George K. Miller Jr. “Keep it, protect (longtime radio hosts) Pinky (Kravitz), protect Don Williams.
The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is a catalyst for strengthening American manufacturing – accelerating its ongoing transformation into a more efficient and powerful engine of innovation driving economic growth and job creation. What Others Say About Their Manufacturing Innovation 2012 Experience " "The conference was an amazing value for a small company like ours. The seminars were directly related to what we’re doing. The Business Matchmaking was extremely well-run and connected me with the exact types of businesses we want to interact with. I had the opportunity to speak with companies I wouldn’t normally feel I had access to, and these contacts will give us the chance to diversify into new industries such as wind energy and rail."
Thumbing through the proposed 2012 Federal budget I noticed $143 million earmarked for the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership -- a relatively unsung arm of the Commerce Department 's National Institute of Standards and Technology. "M-E-P," as it's called, was created in 1988 to assist companies with fewer than 500 workers tap a nationwide network of public and private resources attuned to growth, cost cutting and innovation. The results sound stunning.
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The Patriot Express Pilot Loan Initiative allows lenders with Patriot Express authority to make offers similar to lenders with SBAExpress authority, but the business owner is more limited. To be eligible to receive a Patriot Express Loan, the business must be owned and controlled (51 percent or more) by eligible veterans and members of the military community who want to establish or expand a small business. Eligible military community members include:
Martindale-Hubbell released an interesting report this morning called "The Profitable Legal Department: How legal departments can prosper by generating revenue for their company." The report follows the legal departments of DuPont, Tyco and Standard Life and reports on the success of each of their "recovery programs" that take a more aggressive stance to assert the company's rights through litigation. The report focuses on "how legal departments can cease to be viewed purely as a cost centre in the company and, instead, can proactively generate (or recover) revenue for the business to the point where it may even become a profit centre." The theme seems to be that the financial crisis has caused companies to re-evaluate their legal departments and no longer be content with looking at them as purely an overhead expense to monitor compliance, but to revamp the department to be more vigilant in protecting the company's Intellectual Property and other rights through legal action.
Twenty-nine individuals wrote a chapter for Bright Ideas Global Law or their interview with E. Leigh Dance became a chapter. Of those, 10 have been top in-house lawyers in global companies, nine are leading partners or executives in law firms, and the others come from a variety of professions: consultants, law firm economist and blogger, journalist. Click on name to see short bio and photo. DEREK BENTON , Director of International Operations, Lexis-Nexis Martindale-Hubbell, London Chapter Title: Lawyers Network Differently as the World Grows Flatter
The overwhelming volume of sell transactions relative to buy transactions by company insiders over the last six months in key leading sectors of the market is the worst Alan Newman, editor of the Crosscurrents newsletter, has ever seen since he began tracking the data. The strategist looked at insider trading activity amongst the top ten companies that make up the Nasdaq such as Apple, Google and Amazon . Then he analyzed the biggest members of the Retail HOLDRs ETF like Gap , Target and Costco , as well as the top insiders in the semiconductor industry at companies such as Altera , Broadcom and Sandisk . The largest companies in three of the most important leading sectors of the market have seen their executives classified as insiders sell more than 120 million shares of stock over the last six months. Top executives at these very same companies bought just 38,000 shares over that same time period, making for an eye-popping sell to buy ratio of 3,177 to one.
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