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Two months ago, the FDA disclosed that they recently warned 15 companies producing andor selling CBD that their actions in marketing the products were contrary to Federal Law. We were just gearing up for the Holidays so everyone at OGS didn’t want to sour the mood – but now that we’re halfway though January – this development is worth discussing. What is the FDA’s beef?: We’ve discussed this issue before, so I won’t go into…
I joked last time that I was having an existential crisis about my own value by discussing how much I should pay myself when starting a business, but this week’s post kicks it into high gear as we ask: Are you the right person to start this business? Well, now, these questions are not getting any easier. And, this one definitely leads to a lot more questions that I have to answer. For one, what…
Right after the holidays, small businesses have a lot on their plate – W-2’s and 1099’s are due soon, and so are final quarter self employment tax payments! Question: Recently, a client asked: “Do I need to send OG+S a 1099 for services?” and because it was such a great question, it naturally became the topic of this week’s blog post – read on for the answer: Short Answer: Yes, payments over $600 made to…
As we have discussed before, January 1 brings a new year and a new crop of copyrighted works entering into the public domain. This year, works from 1924 become available. We wish you a wonderful, fulfilling new year with lots of great works to build on! A few of my favorites: All these shorts and feature films (mostly silent), including: Movies Buster Keaton’s Sherlock Jr. and The Navigator Songs “How Come You Do Me Like You…
As we have discussed before, January 1 brings a new year and a new crop of copyrighted works entering into the public domain. This year, works from 1924 become available. We wish you a wonderful, fulfilling new year with lots of great works to build on! A few of my favorites: All these shorts and feature films (mostly silent), including: Movies Buster Keaton’s Sherlock Jr. and The Navigator Songs “How Come You Do Me Like You…
Happy Holidays! Everyone at OG+S wishes you a great holiday and prosperous New Year. If you’ve worked with us for any length of time, you know we are animal lovers at heart – so with that, I give you photos of our furry family members legal assistants! Ruger and Mackenzie – Sherri’s cats Peanut – also Sherri’s cat Lola – Jeff and Erin’s dog.Not Pictured: Lewis – Jeff and Erin’s cat. Peaky – Kim and…
Perhaps one of the most important questions that someone thinking of starting a business (or adding a new line to their existing business) is: Will you make money? Or as Gary put it: Can you compete and still make a reasonable return on your investment?  This is an easy, yet hard question. Often, people will look at their raw costs of what went into a product and stop there. But that’s just the beginning. Let’s…
It’s happened twice in my career so far: the deathbed will. In both instances, the situation was exceedingly sad – individual gets sick; realizes their estate plan isn’t up to date; and attempts to re-write their “will” (or write it the first time) by text message or by signed affidavit. In both cases, although the final wishes of the individual were crystal clear, both wills had no legal effect whatsoever, and their assets ultimately passed…
Last time, we took a look around to see if people are actually buying handmade soap. We found my friend from kindergarten and some other sellers on Etsy. But, does that really answer Gary’s second question? Who else is selling a competing product, and at what price?  Not really. It is just saying that some people are selling and buying what I am proposing to make. This is really asking what else are people buying…
We’ve talked about deadlock before, and how to deal with it. While deadlock is never a great thing for Founders to deal with, today there is reason to celebrate. Why? A client chose the “Candy Land” method of breaking deadlock, and among the three of us, that makes a total of about 5 clients over a span of 15 years of practice! Read on for more details: What is Deadlock? In the context of a…