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BUSINESS INSURANCE

April 5, 2019

The recent fires and earthquakes in Southern California have caused many businesses to review their insurance coverage. Failure to carry adequate insurance, or carrying inadequate insurance, can result in an unanticipated loss, or even business failure. This Newsletter shall discuss the types of insurance carried by most businesses.

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RAISING CAPITAL FOR YOUR BUSINESS

April 5, 2019

EVALUATE POTENTIAL FUNDING SOURCES Funds for establishing and expanding your business may be derived from various sources. These may include anyone from family and friends to a public offering. Focusing on the sources of funds best for your type of business and stage of development can be an arduous task. Targeting the right sources will be crucial to the success of your capital fundraising efforts.

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TECHNOLOGY IN BUSINESS

April 5, 2019

Between the years 1400 and 1900 there were about a dozen inventions that changed the world. They include the printing press, steam power, the locomotive, the cotton gin, the internal combustion engine, the telegraph and telephone, and the automobile. Each of these inventions dramatically changed the way we do business. Just think, if you had been alive in 1945 and been able to predict everything from television to the microprocessor chip.

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CAPITAL FORMATION: THE TRANSLATOR

April 5, 2019

Capital has been plentiful for startup companies for the past three years. However, with changes in the international marketplace, particularly the recent collapse of the Far Eastern banking system, the availability of funds has been shrinking. With this in mind, companies looking to raise capital for their emerging, expanding, or in some cases, weakening businesses should take a long look at how their efforts are focused.

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PROTECTING A COMPANY’S TRADE SECRETS

April 2, 2019

A company’s trade secrets are valuable assets. Under California law, a “trade secret” is information that is not generally known to the public or to other persons who can obtain economic value from its disclosure or use, and which is the subject of efforts that are reasonable under the circumstances to maintain its secrecy. Thus, unless a company takes affirmative steps to maintain the secrecy of its information by adopting a trade secrets protection program, such information will not constitute a trade secret subject to legal protection. This Newsletter shall discuss some of the ways a company can protect its trade secrets.

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