Startup & Small Business Law: Business Registration & More
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Startup & Small Business Law: Business Registration & More

Startup law course: registration, incorporation, intellectual property protection, online privacy, hiring, contracts
3.7 (49 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
2,614 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2019
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 3 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • understand basics of business registration
  • understand Internet privacy

  • understand use of social media at work and home and how it pertains to employment

  • understand how to protect your intellectual property
  • Be able to determine whether your business should be an LLC, S corp, C corp, or a non profit
  • Know how to hire a good lawyer when you need one
  • Research a lawyer's disciplinary ethics background
  • Know the difference between a patent, trademark and a copyright, and be able to determine when each is needed
  • Understand legal issues surrounding Internet privacy
  • Understand laws about hiring and firing employees and contractors, and what you can be fired or let go for as an employee
  • This course is for United States law only
  • Please have enough English skills because this course has no translations or subtitles

Learn why you need to register your business with the state, how to decide on what business entity to choose (LLC, S corp, C corp or something else), how to protect your intellectual property, basic employment laws, online privacy issues and much more.

You will also learn how to hire a good business lawyer to help you when you will need legal help.

As an entrepreneur, at one point or another, you will need to hire a lawyer. You will also have to understand many of the business law basics like issues with business registration, liability protection, entity types and more. This course will teach you all that and much more!

Disclaimer: this course is for US law only.

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Who this course is for:
  • This course is for entrepreneurs and small business owners
  • This course is for people who needs to understand business law basics
Course content
Expand all 51 lectures 02:56:05
+ Course and instructor introduction
3 lectures 02:24

In this part of the legal training for small business owners, you get to know your instructors. Steve is an experienced New York state lawyer with over 10 years of experience practicing law, and Alex is a business owner just like you might be. In this course, Alex will also play the role of a journalist and try to ask additional questions when or if he feels that some additional information may be helpful.

Preview 01:36
Subtitles and video quality

This covers small business law for United States only, and no other country. Other countries may have processes that are somewhat similar, but they are almost never identical to how things are done in United States. So if you are outside the United States, you can still take this course to get an idea of how things might work, but it won't be an exact match for how things work outside United States. Additionally, you may want to take this course if you plan to do business in United States even if you are based outside the country.

Preview 00:39
+ Company formation
12 lectures 52:02
Company formation section introduction
Member agreement vs. partnership agreement vs. shareholder agreement
Delaware registration: registering your business in Delaware vs. your own state
How to dissolve a company if you need to close it
How to decide what business entity is right for you
Business bank account and maintaining other business formalities
Difference between an LLC and a corporation
What is a nonprofit?
Difference between a nonprofit and a for profit
+ How to hire a good lawyer
10 lectures 28:21
How to hire a good lawyer section introduction
Different kinds of lawyers you can hire
What kind of lawyer do you need when you are just starting your business
Websites for looking up and finding lawyers
How much should you pay & how do you know if you are getting a good deal?
Hiring a single lawyer vs. going with a legal firm
Which credentials matter when looking for a lawyer
How to research a lawyers's disciplinary and ethics background
DIY (do it yourself options) - how to best use them and are they viable?
Hiring tips from Alex on how to find a lawyer that will be a good match for you
+ Patents
7 lectures 20:22
Patent section introduction
Alex's case study of dealing with patents
What kinds of things can you patent
Patents within your overall business strategy
Client case study with patents #1
Client case study with patents #2
Examples of how big companies use patents
+ Social media use at work and online privacy
8 lectures 27:49
Section introduction
Can you get fired from work for posting on social media when you are not at work
Prohibited reasons for which you can't be fired or let go from work
Understand: we may not be able to fully delete something after posting it online
How much should you realistically restrict your social media activities
When employers can't fire you if you are using their equipment for personal use
What does the law consider to be priavate and not
Internet privacy, NSA and Edward Snowden
+ Additional topics
7 lectures 27:27
Section introduction
What to consider when deciding to hire employees vs. contractors
What is a cease and desist letter & what to do if you get one
Is it bad or risky to represent yourself in court?
How to minimize/decrease the risk of being sued
Which law applies
What should a typical website terms of service say
+ Conclusion
4 lectures 18:13
We are nearing the end of the course
Decisiveness: Start and stop planning & key to success from business literature
Working on your business vs. in your business