UST Faculty regularly answer questions in the Star Tribune‘s Ask The Consultant column. Here’s a round-up of a few recent questions. Ask your own question.

How to find a reputable lawyer for a small business
What is the best way for a small-business owner to find a reputable lawyer? When you’re looking for trademark and intellectual property lawyers, what are some good criteria to help you find a match?

Amanda Feeley, owner, Esscentual Alchemy

Read the answer from John T. Wendt, associate professor, Ethics and Business Law

Balance in the home office
how do you stay focused while working from a home office? I try to balance work and family, but when I’m with my family, I feel like I should be working, and vice versa. It’s hard to get my family to understand that my office is my office, that they shouldn’t disturb me. I don’t interrupt my husband at work, but I don’t get the same respect at home.

Teresa Setterlund, Owner/Designer, Appleberry Ink

Read the answer from Teresa J. Rothausen, professor of management and holder of the Susan E. Heckler Endowed Chair in Business Administration