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Is my business name too similar to another? Updates to Business Name Laws

August 30, 2015

You have found the perfect name for your business, and then part way through registering, you are told the name is unavailable.  But you checked, no-one else had the exact same name.  In July 2015 the rules for deciding whether a name is identical, or nearly identical to another were expanded.  When considering whether a…

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Starting your business while still an employee? Here are some tips for you.

January 12, 2015

It is common to start a new business while still being an employee so here are a few tips to make sure you don’t start on the wrong foot.  You should check your employment contract, and any internal policies that your employer may have in place.  Specifically, you need to understand if you are bound…

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Negotiation tips

December 12, 2014

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. I am sharing this quote as a reflection of Base Legal’s approach to negotiations. The foundation or ‘base’ of my service is to assist clients to navigate the legal system in a down to earth, cost effective way. Here…

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Consumer Law

November 29, 2014

Did you know that signs that say “No Refunds” are illegal under the Australian Consumer Law. Why? Because the law states when refunds are or are not available.  Consumer rights are stipulated in law, regardless of what your terms and conditions may be. Confused about when you must give a refund?  I’m not surprised!  The…

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