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  • Selling or Licensing a Recipe
      by HG.org

    When attempting to build a company or business through intellectual property, it is important to know if the invention or process should be initiated by the individual, sold or traded for possible better benefits in the future. It is also important to have a lawyer versed in these matters available to ensure the rights of the owner are protected throughout the procedure.

  • Planning for Setting Up a Franchise?
      by HG.org

    Many small businesses consider setting up their business as a franchise. There are several advantages to this model, including the ability to bring in an ongoing revenue stream. This increases the core business’ profitability while also rolling out a successful model to other individuals who dream of being an entrepreneur. The core business often provides a model and ongoing support so that an entrepreneur does not have to start from scratch. Some tips to help lead to a successful franchise include:

  • Gypsy Brewers: Contract or Alternating Proprietorship?

    It's an exciting time for craft beer in Texas, and the industry is growing like wildfire. One of the benefits of being a brewer in Texas is that new laws regarding gypsy brewing have opened the playing field to all comers. But gypsy brewing, like any new business, needs careful structure and contracts in place before the excitement of hops and fermentation takes over. 

  • Legal Considerations when Purchasing a Franchise
      by HG.org

    When considering launching a business project, someone may decide to purchase a franchise. However, it is important to understand the legal considerations that must be taken into account when buying a franchise from a larger company.

  • How Businesses Must Properly Label Food Items
      by HG.org

    Businesses are accountable for how products are processed, canned, bottled, distributed and labeled. This means that each step in these procedures must be correct before they may be sold to the consumer. If there is a defect or problem at some point, auditors in certain departments need to catch these issues before the product is taken for retailers and grocery stores.

  • Licenses and Permits for Opening a Restaurant in Florida

    If you are opening a new restaurant in Florida or are the new owner of an existing restaurant, you are required by law to obtain a business license from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Hotels and Restaurants before you can begin operation.

  • What Does the FDA Do
      by HG.org

    If you have ever looked at a warning label on food or medicine, you may have noticed something that said “FDA Warning,” or “The FDA requires.” But what is the FDA, what does it do, and how does it enforce its rules?

  • Are There Any Foods That Are Illegal To Eat in the United States?
      by HG.org

    Over the last few years, the American palate has broadened considerably with flavors from every corner of the globe popping up everywhere. But some foods that are considered common fare or rare delicacies in other countries are actually banned in the United States. This could be because of safety concerns, issues over the treatment of animals, environmental impact, or a number of other considerations. Whatever the case, these foods are banned in the USA:

  • What is a Liquor License and Why is it Such a Big Deal?
      by HG.org

    A liquor license is, as the name implies, a license for the service of alcohol. But, many have referred to the procurement of a liquor license in almost reverent terms, as though it is a rare prize. So what is a liquor license and why is it such a big deal to have one?

  • Michigan Liquor License

    Liquor laws in Michigan are among the most complex out of all of the United States. Being able to navigate these laws efficiently yet with care requires both knowledge and experience. If you are looking into acquiring a liquor license, there are a number of things you should know before you begin the process.


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