7 Traits You Want to Find in a Business Partner

Much like a marriage, a business partnership is nothing to enter into lightly. Many possible perils await co-founders of a business when they haven’t carefully considered the pros and cons of such a relationship. Some of that includes considering the traits your business partner(s) brings to the table. As…

5 Legal Things that Can Kill Your Company

As a business leader, your job is not just to grow your company – it’s also to try to not kill it. And, there are an uncountable number of weapons and wars that can fell your business. Here are 5 ways legal trouble can kill your business and some…

Why I Started Seasongood Law

I knew I wanted to be a lawyer when I was 9. I had a rough childhood and I wanted to help people feel strong and validated. I wanted to help people get justice. I carried that vision all through college, working as a graveyard waitress, picking up my…

An Open Letter to Same-Sex Wedding Participants in Red States

Dear Same-Sex Wedding Participants in Red States: If you live in one of the 14 states that have to suddenly grant marriage licenses to same sex couples, you may be tightening your tie and singing Old Fashioned Wedding on your way to city hall. I’d like to help you…

Wear Your Seatbelt

On Saturday night, I had dinner with some of my favorite people – a judge and his partner. At dinner, we talked about their upcoming wedding. I offered my services as a songstress for the ceremony – my Wind Beneath My Wings, my Endless Love – they kindly declined…

Wells Fargo Business Plan Center

Here’s a story of noble work done by a big bank: Wells Fargo has rolled out an invaluable tool for business owners – a business planning tool. It’s available to anyone – not just bank customers – free of charge. Business plans are mysterious things. Few people know how to…

Crooked Capital Markets and the “Shareholder Value Myth”

Your browser does not support the audio tag. Try updating your browser or downloading Google Chrome or Firefox. Read the transcript: Today, you’re going to hear my interview with Lynn Stout. Now, Lynn Stout is a rock star, and I’m not saying that…you know, everybody calls people rock stars…she…

Send Market Criminals to Prison

Let me get this straight. Five giant banks set up a secret chat room where they fraudulently changed the EURO-Dollar exchange rate to profit on currency trades. And the only punishment is paying $5.7 billion of shareholder money? Prison. Send the men who did this and the officers who should…

The Case Against Rahm

I wish I could be with Rahm and feel Chicago is in the hands of a tough, capable leader. But I’ve come to understand that our great city is about to re-elect a guy just as bad or worse than Rod Blagojevich. I wish I were exaggerating. If this…

Net Neutrality is about Competition, Not Content

Forget everything you’ve heard about Net Neutrality. Net Neutrality is not about content, it’s about poles. In this episode, listen to Coco explain Net Neutrality in a way you probably haven’t heard before.

The FCC’s new rules for the open Internet are much more about fostering competition and taking on…