Profiles

The lean lawyer: Best practice for startups on addressing a lawyer

- September 13, 2013 3 MIN READ

We regularly read or get told stories of how start-up and emerging growth technology companies have found it difficult to deal with their lawyers. We hear how lawyers are un-commercial, hard to understand, just lining their own pockets or treating them as though they were a Fortune 500 company and charging accordingly.

Brains Trust

Oh no, Have I done something wrong?!?

- March 14, 2013 2 MIN READ

I don’t want to be fatalistic or a scaremonger, BUT you know that you are doing at least something wrong in your business, don’t you? Sure, you are the “ideas person”, the driver of your enterprise and proud of the fact that out of nothing, you have made something pretty special. You are even providing others with opportunities to make money along-side or as a consequence of what you are doing, and have an employee or three hovering in the wings, starting as a “casual” or a “contractor” for now, being paid in sweat equity or when the next big invoice comes in, or on a “trial” basis until you decide that they are worthy of a paid position.