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Dealing with NDAs from startups in similar field - Requiring Lawyer Lookover Fee for NDAs

Shrug, Smile, and say "I'm happy to look over your NDA. This is what I do. Just like I would never expect you to provide me services for free, I expect to be compensated when my services are ...
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Advantages/disadvantages of DBA vs LLC?

In short, it seems a DBA is easier and cheaper to set up and maintain - but offers no liability protection. If a DBA makes a costly business mistake, their private assets are not protected. https://...
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Starting a startup?

Let me start with the easy answer: "Hard work and commitment almost guarantees success?" No. All that does is to give you either bigger muscles or callouses on your hands. I recommend ...
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When hiring freelancers, do I give them contracts?

When you hire someone for a task, this establishes a contract. Even just orally. All that matters for both parties is that there is evidence of a mutual agreement. But it is much better for both ...
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When hiring freelancers, do I give them contracts?

You certainly can.... and the Freelancer may have a contract already. Contracts are designed to clearly identify what is to be done by each party so there are no misunderstandings. It is never a bad ...
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Starting a one-person Ltd options

You could contact a french "portage" company and offer services as an adviser to implement and use your software. It sticks to your criterion and will permit you to start monetize your app. Could you ...
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Is there a time limit for assigning cost of training as a business expense?

You can't write off business expenses before the business entity is formed. Think logically about what you are asking..... If it were possible to write off education as a business expense for a ...
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Dealing with NDAs from startups in similar field - Requiring Lawyer Lookover Fee for NDAs

This review is for your benefit, not theirs. You are not providing a service for them here, you are managing your own business. To some extent, they don't care how well you review it as long as you ...
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Dealing with potential partners

There's a say: "Verbal agreement is worth as much as the paper it's written on" They already tried to take over your content, are asking for you to open doors to the market and are now ...
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What's a reasonable discount to ask for when prepaying for development services?

Generally, there's no set amount for any discount. It's purely a matter of negotiation between the parties. In addition, the agency may be good with the idea of a discount, but in rare cases the ...
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Advantages/disadvantages of DBA vs LLC?

As an independent computer contractor/consultant for many years, I worked as a Schedule_C/1099 dba until 1986, when Section 1706 of the tax code came into effect, e.g., http://digitalcollections....
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How to offer software license discounts to students with confirmation?

You can use libraries such as this Github project that lists email domains for higher-education institutes. You can also look up some older SWOT repos (there are about 10 or so that are highly used).
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Using A Blog To Create A Portfolio

My advice is to get very clear on your target clients and the problems your photography and creative writing skills will help them solve. My recommendation is to pick one of your skills, say ...
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Quote for a full week of sprint/workshop - How to price this?

I'd charge my day rate as a base. You can figure day rate, based upon desired annual salary here If work is expected to go into late hours of the day, and extend well past 8hrs per day, then I'd ...
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