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The Legal Side of Business: Business owners learned about business law from Yau Law Firm

What could any business owner want to know about owning a business?  When Pat Blanchard, the director of the Business Women of Color task force, suggested a meeting to help women business owners, we at the Yau Law Firm were all too thrilled to offer a small educational lecture. On June 29, 2013, Florence Monauer […]

Technology can boost Restaurant Businesses

Restaurants can come in various shapes, sizes, and types. Whether they are franchises, partnerships, owned by corporations, or “mom and pop,” the Yau Law firm believes that EVERY restaurant–no, EVERY business, can increase sales through technology. Some of you may recall America welcoming its first cell phone. It might have looked something like this. Back […]

Yau Law Firm to Present Live CLE Seminar on Business Formations

The Yau Law Firm helps business owners in setting up their corporate entities, franchising, registering their entities with the State of Florida, and we have also helped non-profit organizations by reviewing and drafting their by-laws and obtaining non-profit status from the IRS.  Whether it’s a matter concerning business property, or someone needs help with a contractual […]

Intellectal Property Supports Economy

Did you know that IP supports economic growth? According to an April 2012 report released by the U.S. Commerce Department, industries dealing heavily with intellectual property (IP) support 40 million jobs. In fact, IP contributes about 35 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP)—that’s about $5 trillion dollars! Why is this good news? While […]

November 24th is Small Business Saturday!

 Between Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, there is one shopping holiday that you wouldn’t want to miss. Small Business Saturday, like the name suggests, is an American shopping holiday dedicated to supporting local shops (the “mom and pop shops”). Americans celebrated their first Small Business Saturday on November 27, 2010. In fact, American Express, […]

From Emblems to Empires: Franchising Through Trademarks [Blog Talk Radio Episode]

  Click here to listen to this episode Blog Talk Radio’s “Business Talk” show co-host, Jo-Anne Yau, presented, “From Emblems to Empires:  How Trademarks Become Franchises.”  Ms. Yau discussed how a protected brand can evolve into a franchise chain.  Her guest was Franchise Law professor and former CEO of the Arthur Treacher’s Fish & Chips franchise, Jim Cataland.  Hetook listeners through […]

From Emblems to Empires: Franchisees Benefitting from Trademarks [Blog Talk Radio Episode]

Blog Talk Radio’s “Business Talk” show co-host, Jo-Anne Yau, presented, “From Emblems to Empires:  How Trademarks Become Franchises, Part II.”  Ms. Yau discussed what to expect when buying into an existing brand. Today, Ms. Yau highlights a client who has successfully open up two franchises in the Jacksonville, Florida area.  Lauren Little, from Edible Arrangements, shares her experience and background before opening […]

Jo-Anne Yau to be “Entrepreneurial Options” Panelist for Jacksonville Women’s Business Center

  Want to start your own business?  Get expert business advice at the LaunchPad, brought to you by the Jacksonville Women’s Business Center and Prudential.  “LaunchPad:  Exploring Entrepreneurial Options,” the topic of discussion on September 22 at the JWBC Athena Cafe, which will feature a panel of business women sharing what they have learned through […]

Jacksonville Franchising Sets Sights on World Market

Jacksonville is becoming a larger pin on the Florida map.  Local outdoor apparel and equipment company, IRISHWATERDOGS, with their charitable and patriotic efforts toward the Wounded Warriors Project, will be NBC Sports’ and VS. Channel’s poster child they reflect on the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11.  The Jacksonville Sharks have just celebrated their “Superbowl of Arena […]

From Emblems to Empires, a Franchisee’s Perspective

 Blog Talk Radio hosts, Kerry Heaps and Jo-Anne Yau featured, “From Emblems to Empires – Buying a Franchise (Part II)” on the July 1, 2011 episode of “Business Talk Radio.”  The topic was the franchisee’s perspective of the popular business model. Lauren Little, an Edible Arrangements franchisee here in Jacksonville, Florida was the guest speaker.  Ms. Little has two […]

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