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What To Learn From Snapchat’s Ugly Co-Founder Fight

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / January 27, 2014

As a lawyer who specializes in working with tech startups, I help young companies make strategic decisions and prepare for growth. Frequently, however, I help clients untangle legal messes unknowingly created at their business’ inception. Of course, legal matters are complicated and mistakes can be made. But there are easily avoidable mistakes I see made over and over again that can imperil a promising business’ future. One of…

Starting Up With Your Spouse? 8 Tips to Make It Work

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / September 21, 2013

When I was 24 years old, I started a business with my fiancé (now husband) and one of our best friends. Three years later, our business and marriage are stronger than ever (thankfully!) but not without a few bumps along the way. If you’re considering starting a company with your spouse or significant other, or if you already have a business and you’re considering bringing your significant other…

How to Mix Love and Business

by / ⠀Startup Advice / January 6, 2013

It was the summer of 2011, and the Tanglewood Concert in the Berkshires was top of the “must do” plan to impress my then girlfriend, Melissa. But with no hotel rooms of any decency available within 50 miles of Lennox, MA, we decided to roadtrip it to Philadelphia instead. As I lamented to Melissa about not being able to find a room in the Berkshires, we formed the…

Laying the Foundation for a Solid Partnership

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 19, 2009

The other night my wife and I took the opportunity to get out and have a meal together at an Indian restaurant.  Turns out the owner is an old friend of mine. We got catching up and before long our conversation turned to his partnership troubles. He’s had three partners in the three years the restaurant has been operating and all have ended in messy divorces. This got…

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