About This Blog


Welcome to Nolo’s Small Business Legal Blog. In this microblog we provide legal, financial, and tax tips for small businesses, particularly for small businesses that have used Nolo’s business products to set up or operate their companies. We’ll be scouring the web for articles that are helpful to small businesses so that you don’t have to sort through the mountains of information online, much of it applicable only to larger businesses. We also provide our own tips about how to handle legal, tax, and debt issues, manage cash flow, and help your business remain competitive by cutting costs and being innovative.

The blog is written by Beth Laurence, J.D., Diana Fitzpatrick, J.D., and JinAh Lee, J.D. Beth has been a Nolo editor and author since 1997, specializing in small business issues and LLCs. She is the co-author of Save Your Business: 10 Crucial Steps to Survive in Tough Times or Close Down and Move On, Business Buyout Agreements: A Step-by-Step Guide for Co-Owners, and the upcoming Chapter 7 Bankruptcy for Small Business Owners. She holds a law degree from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, a B.A. degree from Boston University (Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude), and is a member of the California State Bar.

Diana has been a Nolo editor and author since 2003, specializing in small business tax issues and corporations. She is co-author of The Work From Home Handbook: Flex Your Time, Improve Your Life, as well as editor of many of Nolo’s corporation and tax books. She is a graduate of NYU School of Law and Barnard College.

JinAh joined Nolo as a legal editor in 2010. She edits a number of Nolo’s books, as well as writes and edits articles for the Nolo website. Before arriving at Nolo, JinAh was a staff attorney with the California Association of Realtors and an associate in the corporate and real estate departments of two Los Angeles law firms. JinAh received her J.D., with a concentration in corporate law, from the UCLA School of Law.

The opinions expressed in this blog do not necessarily reflect the views of Nolo, its clients, or its partners. This blog provides legal information, not advice. Consult a lawyer if you want professional assurance regarding how the law applies to your situation.