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Month: March 2011

Fun Facts About US Nonprofits, 1971-present

Fun Facts About US Nonprofits, 1971-present

Here’s what the “third sector” has been up to: As of the year 1971, the number of U.S. nonprofits had only recently surpassed 200,000 in number. Today, there are approximately 1.5 million nonprofits (tax-exempt organizations). [1] Only a few years before Nolo’s founding, in 1969, the steady increase in the number of nonprofits had led the U.S. government to sit up, take notice, and pass significant tax regulation of nonprofit activities, including requiring them to file detailed annual reports. Greenpeace,…

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Small business ownership is within anyone’s reach

Small business ownership is within anyone’s reach

My first real experience with a small business start-up was in 1991. I had recently graduated from college and my boyfriend at the time was starting a weekly newspaper. I helped him out with about two other folks—a key person being our tech guy, who put the whole paper together on a Mac Quadra (if memory serves me right) which had something like 4 MB RAM and 25 MHz processing speed. The things we could do with this computer were…

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Free Webinar: Lead Generation Strategies for Attorneys

Free Webinar: Lead Generation Strategies for Attorneys

Do you struggle to find quality leads? Does it seem equally hard to convert your prospects into paid clients? Then you’ll benefit from our free webinar, Lead Generation Strategies for Attorneys. In this fast-paced, dynamic presentation with law firm marketing expert and best-selling author Stephen Fairley, you’ll discover top tactics used by first-rate lawyers across the country who consistently generate more quality leads than their competitors. Sign up for Lead Generation Strategies for Attorneys and learn how to: Attract more…

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Landlord-Tenant Law Evolution

Landlord-Tenant Law Evolution

Landlord-tenant law has evolved mightily over the past 40 years. Here are some of the more dramatic developments. Your right to a decent place to live — and what to do if you don’t get it Do you think 1,500 serious housing code violations in an apartment building should excuse your obligation to pay rent? If you lived in Washington, DC more than 40 years ago, the answer would be, “No!” Fortunately for tenants, in 1970 the federal appellate court,…

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