The Melania Trump Speech Plagiarism Debate… Did She Really Just Do That?

Anyone else catch the Melania Trump Speech the other night? What about the Michelle Obama Speech 8 years ago? Well, in case you have been living under a rock for the past couple of days, let me enlighten you. On Monday night, Melania Trump gave a speech at the Republican National Convention. She spoke from […]

Why Do You Need a Lawyer when You can just “Google It”?

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One of the biggest struggles we face as lawyers, especially in a transactional/consulting-type practice like I have, is making clients understand why they even need a lawyer in the first place. I mean honestly, do you need a lawyer for your online business? We are in this new world of DIY legal, Rocket Lawyer, Legal […]

Registration for The Entrepreneur’s Law School is Now Open!

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I’m so excited to announce the opening of a new and innovative training program for online entrepreneurs that want to take affirmative steps to protect their business legally but can’t afford the high cost of legal help, and don’t know where else to turn. I’ve called it The Entrepreneur’s Law School. In anticipation of this launch, […]

What’s the #1 Legal Question You Currently Have About Your Business?

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Here at Hawthorn Law, we live for helping online entrepreneurs and small business owners. But in order to help you best, we need to know what your biggest problems and challenges are. Can you please take a minute and tell us what your #1 legal challenge is? Perhaps you don’t know what you don’t know – […]

How to Handle a Cease and Desist Letter the Right Way…

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It’s the worst nightmare of many entrepreneurs… a cease and desist letter. When you get one of these, it usually means that you have (knowingly or not) done something you shouldn’t have done, and someone else wants you to stop it. Thinking about writing a cease and desist letter? I previously wrote about 5 cease […]

Selling on Amazon? 10 Things You Need to Know…

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Have you started a physical products business selling on Amazon? This post contains a list of ten things I bet you didn’t know about the contract you entered into with Amazon when you started selling on their website. Ignore this information and you run the risk of getting your account shut down (yes, they can do that). […]

Intellectual Property Infringement on Amazon… What You Need to Know

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If you are selling physical products with any regularity and volume, you are bound to come across some form of intellectual property infringement on Amazon sooner or later. Believe it or not, you are not the first seller to have this issue. Unfortunately, there are lots of unscrupulous sellers out there that are just looking to […]

3 Of The Most Common Mistakes Online Entrepreneurs Make

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Every internet entrepreneur has been there… The day you come up with a great new idea for your internet business, you rush to the nearest computer to register a domain (assuming it’s available), and voila, your internet business is born. Unfortunately, most internet entrepreneurs don’t have the happy ending that all of you are looking […]