Legal Tips for Businesses New and Old

Welcome to the new year. I hope you are excited about starting and/or growing your business. I have several new projects on the front burners, and I am quite eager to get going. Until I am ready to post those, check out the legal tips below to help you get going in this new year.


How Law is Like Software

I have recently been relearning a lot of programming. My focus has mostly been on Javascript because it gets results for what I am building (I am working with AngularJS, NodeJS and LoopBackIO if you are interested). In revisiting programming best practices, I have come to realize that there are many, many parallels between writing…

Nick mastering the audio for Strataba's video; Ben being himself.

Creating the Explainer Video for Strataba

Though it has been somewhat on the downlow, my friend Nick and I have been working on a new company, Strataba. Two weeks ago we made a video to explain what Strataba does. Check it out at Strataba.com. If you like what we are doing, fill out our comment form at the bottom so we…

Lawyers need to innovate and reach for the stars if they hope to survive. Also, flowers are pretty.

The Law Monopoly is Killing Your Startup

Every week, almost everyday, a budding entrepreneur asks me for help with her startup. The law of business is a large and complex space, and there is no way I can explain to a new business person everything she needs to know. Worse, when it comes to helping the startup with its legal issues, there is no effective…

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Heritage Law Marketing

During the October Demo Day at Start Houston, I met Nima Heydarian, a true entrepreneur if I have ever seen one. For the last several years, he has spent his days as a programmer at a big company, and his nights developing innovative marketing solutions for attorneys worldwide. His current business is Heritage Law Marketing.