Saturday, January 19, 2008

General Businsess Information

Take a look at The Small Business Wiki.

What is a wiki? Think collaboration with lots and lots of people. Wikipedia starts its description of wikis with this:

A wiki is software that allows users to create, edit, and link web pages easily. Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites. They are being installed by businesses to provide affordable and effective Intranets and for Knowledge Management. Ward Cunningham, developer of the first wiki, WikiWikiWeb, originally described it as "the simplest online database that could possibly work".[1] One of the best known wikis is Wikipedia.[2]
What has this to do with business? If this wiki develops as others have (think Wikipedia), this may be a good resource for businesses - especially small businesses.

Legal Literacy writes about the intersection of law and business - a subject often raised on this blog.
The purpose of this blog is to make visible the links between business and law. It uses current events and stories and to help you learn from other’s mistakes and raise awareness of the legal environment of business — how it can help you and how it can hurt you. The goal is to bridge the gap between these two disciplines to help you unleash the power of Legal Leverage®.

This blog is based on the book The Business Guide to Legal Literacy: What Every Manager Needs to Know About the Law (Jossey-Bass, 2006). As the Wired GC wryly noted, “It’s cheaper than a lawsuit” and is available through your favorite bookseller, including Amazon.

Since I often touch on intellectual property topics (trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights), gives even more information: is dedicated to providing a free, reliable and easily understandable resource on intellectual property law and related topics. We promise to demystify intellectual property and explain to you what it is, why you would want to consider obtaining intellectual property rights and how to go about obtaining worthwhile intellectual property protection. We also explain various pitfalls to avoid, as well as what you can do to help yourself.

The founder of is Gene Quinn, who is a patent attorney, law professor and author. He launched in October of 1999, and since that time the site has been a trusted resource on intellectual property for over 1 million unique visitors who have come here for information and news.