non compete

It’s so upsetting when that special someone leaves your business

As a business owner, it’s such a happy day when a talented individual agrees to work for you.

At the beginning, you’re in what I call the “honeymoon phase”.

In these early stages, novelty and possibilities drive the relationship.

Expectations are high and everyone is excited.

As time passes, misunderstandings can occur.

💵 That superstar gets a better offer.

🕴 The rocking employee decides to start their own business.

🥳 Your experienced contractor just doesn’t fit in with your culture.

The relationship falls apart.

Trust me, it can fall apart.

Tʜᴇɴ ʏᴏᴜ ʀᴇᴀʟɪᴢᴇ﹕ ʏᴏᴜ’ᴠᴇ ɢɪᴠᴇɴ ᴀᴡᴀʏ ᴛʜᴇ sᴇᴄʀᴇᴛ sᴀᴜᴄᴇ.

That starry eyed you of months ago told it all.

Never did you think you’d break up!

What can you do?

How can you possible stop them from competing with you, using your intellectual property, or copying your brand?

Litigation is expensive.

Reputation is irreplaceable.

Your business may be a once in a lifetime opportunity.  

There is hope. I can help.

Plan for that inevitable break up with a non-compete agreement signed on DAY 1 of the relationship.

But not just any non-compete agreement.

One that you know is rock solid.

𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐦𝐞, 𝐈 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐥 “𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈𝐟𝐬”…

𝐬𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧 “𝐖𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝”…

Wondering what a rock solid non-compete agreement looks like?

Three secrets to Preventing the Horror of a Business Breakup

Business owners know that not all blissful relationships end the way that they started.

Planning for that inevitable break up can save the day.

Here’s the deal: Not every non-compete agreement is created equal.

Many are not enforceable.

You know how I feel about DIY templates. Enough said about them.

I’m here to tell you even non-competes you get from so-called legal providers may be unenforceable.

Trust me – I’ve reviewed many.

And Now…The Secrets to a Rock Solid Non Compete

1⃣  Time

2⃣  Area

3⃣  Business

That’s it.

Sounds simple, doesn’t it?

You see, courts don’t like non-compete agreements.

They don’t like anything that limits someone’s ability to earn a living.

𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐢𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐧-𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐭𝐞 𝐚𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐤𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐛𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐬 𝐠𝐞𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝, 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐞𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦. 

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Randi Karpinia, author of Sagacity Legal’s “The Legal Blog”, helps small business and entrepreneurs minimize their legal risks. With over twenty years of experience, Ms. Karpinia is a recognized expert in all aspects of business legal management with a focus on intellectual property…

Randi Karpinia, author of Sagacity Legal’s “The Legal Blog”, helps small business and entrepreneurs minimize their legal risks. With over twenty years of experience, Ms. Karpinia is a recognized expert in all aspects of business legal management with a focus on intellectual property, legal operations, and online legal protection. Ms. Karpinia’s credentials include a B.E.E, with honors, from Georgia Institute of Technology; a M.E.E. from Florida Atlantic University; and a J.D. Magna Cum Laude from Nova Southeastern University. Ms. Karpinia is admitted to practice law in Florida and before the USPTO. and is a Florida Bar Board Certified Intellectual Property Lawyer.