Guest Blog

***Guest Blog Alert!*** All Sales Count When it Comes to Patents

***Guest Blog Alert!*** All Sales Count When it Comes to Patents

This is a #GuestBlog authored by Kevin Flynn, a Patent and Intellectual Property attorney with Flynn IP Law.

For about 8 years, there has been a belief that it was safe for a company to sell an item or offer to sell an item without first filing a patent application as long as the sale or offer for sale was under a non-disclosure agreement so the sale would be secret and not public.  This month, the United States Supreme Court in a unanimous decision said NO in  Helsinn Healthcare S. A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

**GUEST BLOG ALERT** Couples Therapy: What to Expect

**GUEST BLOG ALERT** Couples Therapy:  What to Expect

Today’s guest blog post comes to us from Susan Orenstein, Ph.D. of Orenstein Solutions in Cary, North Carolina. Dr. Orenstein is a licensed psychologist and couples therapist who will be discussing PACT (the PsychoBiological Approach to Couples Therapy) today. Orenstein Solutions has been providing counseling solutions for families in the Triangle since 2005.

**GUEST BLOG ALERT** Tax Law Changes to Alimony in 2019

**GUEST BLOG ALERT** Tax Law Changes to Alimony in 2019

Our guest blogger today is Courtney Barbee from The Bookkeeper in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Courtney was gracious enough to provide us with a better understanding of what impact on Alimony the tax changes starting in 2018 will have.  The Bookkeeper is a family-owned local business that specializes on accounting solutions.  

Guest Blog Alert! Can My Landlord Force Me to Get Renter's Insurance?

Guest Blog Alert! Can My Landlord Force Me to Get Renter's Insurance?

Renter’s insurance can be a great thing, but is it mandatory? Moreover, can your landlord force you to purchase a policy?

*** GUEST BLOG ALERT *** Creating a Website? Avoid These Common Mistakes

*** GUEST BLOG ALERT *** Creating a Website?  Avoid These Common Mistakes

Website templates have become mainstream over the last few years, completely altering the web design landscape. While it may seem easier than ever to create a site for your business, many important aspects are often overlooked. During the course of Danny Shaw’s career, he has experienced both successful site launches and blatant blunders, each following similar patterns. In this Guest Blog, Danny pools together five of the most common business mistakes professionals make when launching their first site.

*** Guest Blog Alert! *** When to Hire HR, and 3 Simple Steps to Take in the Meantime!

*** Guest Blog Alert! *** When to Hire HR, and 3 Simple Steps to Take in the Meantime!

***Guest Blog!***

The question of when to hire HR will vary amongst companies, industries, and business leaders. One answer that will never change, though, is that indeed you DO need someone dedicated to HR and the sooner the better. If you have employees, you need HR (even if it’s just fractional); in today’s highly regulated, highly visible climate, there’s nothing but risk if you’re not paying attention to the basics, at very least. What I would recommend to any business leader, though, is to consider your bigger vision. What do you dream for your company in 5 years? 3 years? 6 months? Whatever it is, utilize your HR support to get there.

Christin Johnson is the founder and leader of iStartupHR, LLC, an HR consulting firm located in Raleigh, North Carolina.  For more information about Christin and/or iStartupHR, check out her website: istartuphr.com 

Guest Blog! "You Don't Know What You Don't Know" by Matt Smith, Executive Director of the Wake Tech Foundation

Guest Blog!  "You Don't Know What You Don't Know" by Matt Smith, Executive Director of the Wake Tech Foundation

Did you know that Wake Technical Community College was recently ranked as the #1 online college in the United States?  What about that 1 in 10 Wake County residents attends Wake Tech for one of their many certificate or associate degrees?  Read more as Guest Blogger Matt Smith, the Executive Director of the Wake Tech Foundation, shares why he's passionate about Wake Tech and why you should be too!

Guest Blog! [How To] Successfully Start Your Own Business by the Founder of BMUR Branding Group

Guest Blog! [How To] Successfully Start Your Own Business by the Founder of BMUR Branding Group

The founder of BMUR Branding Group discusses ten tips and tricks for successfully starting your own business.