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Entrepreneur magazine is at it again. (sigh)

We have never been fans of Entrepreneur magazine. Here’s one reason. Its publisher, EMI, a notorious trademark bully is now going after another victim. This time it’s tiny Nashville business incubator called the Entrepreneur Center.

In an article published in July 2011, Entrepreneur magazine spent a half-dozen paragraphs trumpeting the wisdom of Michael Burcham, the director of a Nashville business incubator called the Entrepreneur Center. Four months later, the magazine’s publisher, Entrepreneur Media Inc. (EMI), asserted that the incubator’s website infringed on the magazine’s trademark. In February 2012, EMI sued the Entrepreneur Center in federal court. According to the Tennessean newspaper, the Entrepreneur Center is suing back.

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Your HR Department is Selling Your Compensation Details to Credit Agencies

There’s always been a disturbing asymmetry between employers and employees when it comes to hiring and firing. For example, if the job applicant embellishes a bit on their resume or interview answers they can and often are fired immediately. What people forget is that employers embellish and downright lie as much, if not more, than employees. However, when the employer is caught lying the response is usually a laugh and an admonition to the employee lured in with false promises to not be so naive.

Right.

Now we discover that Equifax and HR departments are colluding to share employee’s compensation data.

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With So Many Options Available What Type of Company Should You Register?

So many people in here keep spouting out “Delaware LLC bro” and whatnot without realizing the pitfalls and benefits to certain formation styles, so here are the basics:

  • Sole Proprietor: The most basic of businesses. Not incorporated, no civil liability shield or tax benefits. If someone sues the business they are suing you and you can literally lose everything. Can use a DBA or your own name.

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