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  • Do Sales Contracts Protect Startup’s IP?

    Do Sales Contracts Protect Startup’s IP?

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    When you’re first getting your sales contracts for your startup set up one question that should be top of mind is how sales contracts protect startup’s IP? The protection of intellectual property (IP) is really the only thing that will create value for your startup over time. As you build your IP as an asset…

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  • What data should an NDA cover?

    What data should an NDA cover?

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    Non-disclosure agreements (NDA’s), and mutual non-disclosure agreements are created to protect your companies number one asset – your intellectual property. In startup land this is most likely going to be the most important thing that your company owns. They set you up with some general protection to allow you freedom to share information about your…

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  • Best Practice: Legal Team In A Sales Pipeline

    Best Practice: Legal Team In A Sales Pipeline

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    Stacked pipeline, end of the quarter, shooting for that quarter over quarter growth rate to keep climbing and a week out you’re reviewing the deals in their final stages when you get a chorus of ‘it’s with legal’ from your sales team. What does that mean? What’s being prioritized? When will we get this back…

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  • What is personally identifiable data?

    What is personally identifiable data?

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    When you’re building trust with your customer base and creating contracts that protect the data that they upload to your platform one thing you’ll need to address is the issue of personally identifiable data. – For a tech startup you’ll be aware that customers upload a lot of data on to your platform. You spend…

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  • When Should I Use A Non-Solicitation Clause?

    When Should I Use A Non-Solicitation Clause?

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    If you’re building a business that depends on intellectual property or the power of community to scale then knowing when and how to implement a non-solicitation clause in your contracts will help you scale. These contract clauses will help protect what you’re building by ensuring that your competitors (or customers for that matter) aren’t poaching…

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  • What makes a good startup lawyer?

    What makes a good startup lawyer?

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    Building a startup is an interesting task when it comes to working with a legal team. Generally you’re running a thin line between making your startup grow and taking on too much risk which will sink you. Knowing what makes a good startup lawyer will help you vet and bring on someone who will partner…

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  • The Importance of Effective Contract Management for Startups

    The Importance of Effective Contract Management for Startups

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    When you’re building your startups ARR, effective contract management is often overlooked or underestimated as having a large impact on the speed at which you can do this. However, neglecting this stage of the sales process can lead to a bunch of problems down the road. We’re going to have a look at the importance…

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  • How do I speed up sales contract review?

    How do I speed up sales contract review?

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    Building a sales pipeline and an effective sales team for your startup often relies on your ability to breakdown the steps of selling and optimize each and every one. This involves outlining each step, what it takes to engage a buyer in each step and engaging them in an action to move them forwards to…

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  • Legal Ops Best Practice

    Legal Ops Best Practice

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    Legal ops best practice is something that a lot of early stage startups struggle with. They are too busy getting their product and sales motion set up, understandably so. But as the volume of those sales start to rise so does the manual work of processing the contracts. This in turn will slow down your…

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