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What to Know About New York’s Cannabinoid Hemp Program

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If you intend to sell or distribute hemp, hemp extracts, or cannabidiol (CBD) products, you must comply with New York’s laws about retail and distribution. Failure to get the proper licenses, sell illegal items, and improperly label products can lead to fines and other penalties. Below, learn more about New York’s Cannabinoid Hemp Program. This blog post is not all-encompassing, but rather an overview of the program.

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Why Are Employment Agreements So Important?

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Employment agreements can often fall into the category of contracts you didn’t know you needed until it’s too late. Start-ups and growing businesses, in particular, often dispense drafting and negotiating employment agreements in service of filling roles quickly. 

That can be a costly mistake. Employment agreements serve numerous purposes. In this post, we take a look at why employment agreements are important. 

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How to Protect Online Businesses That You Manage

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Recent years have seen the e-commerce industry grow exponentially, providing unlimited opportunities for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to increase sales by allowing them to reach customers through their website directly. With more consumers shopping online than ever before, the ease at which one can set up an e-commerce site means that SMBs can reach a wider customer base than ever before. Therefore, it’s critical to protect your online business if you manage sales or services in-platform.

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You Just Had a Brand New Product Idea — Now What?

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A new product idea will continuously run through your mind – it’s like a sudden natural event — a volcanic explosion. But when rewarded with an unprecedented idea, most people pull out their smartphones and call or text to share it with someone they know and trust. Sadly, our passion for notifying and enlightening our trustees overwhelms the fact that our world is ruled by the internet of things (IoT) – it’s like an open book. Great work and ideas can be easily stolen unless you protect them. You just had a brand new product idea – what are some ways you can protect it?

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How to Build and Protect a Cannabusiness Brand

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The social stigma and legal consequences of using cannabis and cannabis-derived products are gradually fading away as more states legalize medicinal and recreational use. As of 2020, federal law still considers cannabis illegal. Yet, the tides are turning, and it’s not a stretch to say that cannabis use, possession, and sale could be legal in all 50 states within a decade. It’s a great time to plan ahead and start laying the foundation for a cannabusiness brand.

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Legal Requirements for Starting a Small Business

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There are over 30.2 million small businesses running in the USA, and every year, a new set of ambitious, driven entrepreneurs set out to join them on their own promising ventures. 

But navigating the business of starting a business can be tricky, particularly from a legal perspective. So, if you haven’t done this before, or just want to brush up on the process, we’ve outlined a few things you need to know, as an aspiring small business owner.

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