Blog Review: Startup Law Blog

blog and book reviews

Blogging has been one of the most satisfying endeavors I’ve undertaken business-wise since leaving a corporate firm in 2010 to help build a business law practice at an insurance defense firm. Seeing how valuable the corporate firm brand had been for business development — a benefit I no longer enjoyed — I decided that blogging would be a good way to enhance my reputation as someone who knew what he was talking about. I wanted to focus my business development efforts on providing contract review and negotiation services to corporations, so I blogged as theContractsGuy.

One of the wonderful side effects of blogging that I didn’t foresee was making friends in the blogosphere. One fellow blogger I met while on a business trip to Seattle a couple of years ago was Joe Wallin, who blogged for a number of years at the Startup Law Blog (Joe has since left the firm that hosts the blog and he now blogs at I met a few other awesome fellow bloggers on that trip and wrote about it in Making Friends Through Blogging.

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Missouri Business Entity Search — Resource of the Week

Missouri Corporation Search

If you’re looking for business entity information about a Missouri company, the secretary of state’s website is a great place to start. The website has a great search tool for finding information contained in a business’s public filings. If a company is either organized or qualified to do business in Missouri, its information will be on the website.

To get to the search tool, go to the secretary of state’s website and click on the “Search for a Business” tab just below the image slider. This will take you to the search page.

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