WHAT'S IN A NAME: THOUGHTFUL BRANDING

Posted by Cian on Aug 23, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Juliet so famously said, “What’s in a name?” to Romeo. Although her point was that the name Montague really didn’t matter to her, rather it was who Romeo was as a person that really mattered. With all due respect, Juliet was a love-stricken teenager who didn’t know a whole lot about branding or marketing.

A lot goes into choosing a name for your brand and you really only get one shot at it. Whether it’s a brand name for a new product line or choosing a name for your new company, it’s a very important decision that will have a direct impact on future success. We were no exception and put a lot of thought, research, crumpled up pieces of paper and effort into choosing the name Beagle.

Unsurprisingly, one of the questions we get asked all the time is “Why Beagle?” We’re going to answer that question for you in this blog post and offer a couple of best practices that we kept in mind when we came up with the name Beagle.

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Topics: Beagle, Branding

Learning To Tag

Posted by Iulius on Feb 2, 2016 1:25:24 PM

When you have a long document and there's no intern around to assist you with the tedious task of identifying specific clauses and you don't know where to start, that's the moment when you most feel the need for some automation in the process.

After all, it's the age where they automatically read your car's plate to send you a speeding ticket. Why do you still have to manually annotate text documents?!

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Topics: Beagle, Artificial Intelligence

Before You Get Into It, How Do You Get Out Of It?

Posted by Samantha on Jan 22, 2016 1:03:59 PM

We all know it's important to read a contract before you sign it. Understanding what you are getting into helps avoid costly legal mistakes and misunderstandings from the beginning. 

As soon as I am handed a contract, I begin flipping through the pages looking for one thing: how do I get out of it? Understanding the termination clauses is my first form of insurance and protection against future possible business risks. 

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Topics: Beagle, Contract analysis, Legaltech

5 Strange and Misunderstood Legal Clauses Explained

Posted by Cian on Jan 12, 2016 11:06:27 AM

 Refer to Beagle’s blog for a continuing series on contract support, as we discuss legal urban legends, simple language, and the odd variety of legal commitments that pass just under your nose.

 

‘Terms & conditions’ appear ubiquitously in our use of products and services online– and too often, we swallow legal agreements without fully understanding what they say.

 

The focus of legal terms and conditions is to limit the liability of the provider, and to specify the nature of what a user can and cannot do. Terms of Use;  Terms and Conditions; Acceptable Use Policy; and End User License Agreements are each ways to describe legal rights and limits. They are the most common (and most misunderstood,) of the contracts in our day-to-day life and they use a carefully selected language.

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Topics: LegalX, Beagle, Legal Industry, Legaltech

Top Productivity Tips From a Start-up

Posted by Samantha on Jan 7, 2016 8:24:43 AM

We all have the same 24 hours in the day. Getting the most out of it is a challenge and staying productive can be difficult. We are busy in the present, consumed by the future and constantly distracted by texts, tweets, pings and notifications.

Start-ups are no exception. As a small team, we wear a lot of different hats and juggle a lot of responsibilities. Effectively managing our time and prioritizing tasks is incredibly important; productivity equals revenue. We learned a lot in our first year of business and we all had our ways for making sure things got done. We've compiled a list of our top productivity tips and are sharing them to help you get the most out of your day. We like to think we know a thing or two; after all we are in the business of saving time.  

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Topics: Beagle, Best practices, Productivity

What's in a name?

Posted by Cian on Sep 23, 2015 10:46:21 AM

Juliet so famously said “what’s in a name?” to Romeo. Although her point was that the name Montague really didn’t matter to her, rather it was who Romeo was as a person that really mattered… with all due respect, Juliet was a love-stricken teenager who didn’t know a whole lot about branding or marketing.

A lot goes into choosing a name for your brand and you really only get one shot at it. Whether it’s a brand name for a new product line or choosing a name for your new company, it’s a very important decision that will have a direct impact on future success. We were no exception and put a lot of thought, research, crumpled up pieces of paper, and effort into choosing the name Beagle.

Unsurprisingly, one of the questions we get asked all the time is “Why Beagle?” We’re going to answer that question for you in this blog post and offer a couple of best practices that we kept in mind when we came up with the name Beagle.

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Topics: Beagle, Branding

Collaboration:  Not Just post-it notes and highlighters

Posted by Cian on Sep 14, 2015 10:39:38 AM

"Diane it's month end, I need your comments on the contract for ACME. We have to close this today!" You’ve heard or said these words at the end of the month many times. When you’re trying to get input from others on a contract, the presence of highlighters, post-it notes and sticky arrows are nearly a guarantee. In our connected world including the ubiquitous presence of mobile devices, those legacy ways of working with contracts should be extinct. They are not.

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Topics: Beagle, Legal Industry, Artificial Intelligence

How to get the most from demoday

Posted by Cian on Jul 21, 2015 4:30:53 PM

Most accelerator programs have some form of demoday.  Their version of a graduation.   The audiences for this event can vary significantly.  Regardless of the audience, here are a few things you can do before, during and after to ensure your company gets the most out of it.

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Topics: Microsoft Ventures, Beagle, Demoday

Beagle is Ready for Quarter End Crunch!!

Posted by Cian on Jun 26, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Dealing with quarter end can be frustrating with the volume of contracts, and the short turnaround times to get peoples input and feedback.  Beagle has a robust set of features to help you deal with the volume, and improve efficiency. Contracts in Business Out !

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Topics: Updates, Beagle, Features, Artificial Intelligence