Early stage companies often employ the help of a a third-party application or web development firm to build the first versions of their products, eventually hand-off to an in-house team, or offer continuous maintenance service. Regardless of the arrangement, there should be a clear agreement in place between the hiring company and the app development firm outlining specifics.
There are several important legal, benefit, tax, and human resources implications when it comes to Independent Contractors vs. Employees. The parties involved aren’t just your company – but also includes the Department of Labor, the Internal Revenue service, state, and local authorities. This post will give you a high level overview of the difference between the two, and what could happen if you misclassify one for the other.
If you’re selling a Software as a Service (SaaS) products, your customers should be signing an agreement with you. This is not just a formality to make you look legitimate. This agreement should outline what services you’re providing, what services you’re NOT providing, outlining warranties, limiting liabilities, and overall – protecting you AND your customers.
Starting a company with a friend or colleague is exciting. But, things can go wrong – and it’s in your best interest to try and prepare for the unexpected. This post will give you a high level overview of what goes into a Co-Founder agreement.
If you are considering raising venture funding, you’ve likely heard of SAFE (Simple Agreement for Future Equity) Agreements. SAFE’s are good for early stage startups raising seed capital from angel investors, friends, and family before receiving institutional venture capital financing. This post will give you a high level overview of the anatomy of a SAFE Term Sheet.
Data privacy and security is more important than ever, and it extends beyond just your company. It forwards to all of your vendors, services providers, third party apps, and anyone else that processes (or handles) your data – whether it is an advertising platform, email provider, marketing technology, or even your appointment booking system. Vendor Security Assessments help you make sure of this.
When you start a company, intellectual property is something to think about from the moment you have the idea. This post will give you high level primer of IP 101 for Startups – from copyrights, to trademarks, to trade secrets, and patents.
If you’re running a company today, you’re probably signing a whole bunch of contracts with software as a service (SaaS) vendors to help simplify running your life as an entrepreneur. Here are 7 key provisions to negotiate in your SaaS vendor contracts.