With the addition of Florida, at least 48 states have joined together to investigate allegations of possible antitrust violations by Google. The tech industry giant has come under congressional scrutiny lately for the way that its platform manages public and private data.
These days, intellectual property can be an entrepreneur's most valuable asset, so most business owners think a lot about how they can keep their company secrets safe.
It's sometimes said that "the biggest mistake you can make with a contract is not having one at all." Contracts offer you significant protection over verbal agreements or "handshake deals."
Even as this is being written, Florida is bracing for Hurricane Dorian. With hurricanes, it's always a "will-it-or-won't-it" type of situation. Residents often prep their homes and stock up on provisions to be safe, but they never really know if the hurricane will hit hard or mostly skip them by.