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RALEIGH, N.C. — In putting together a story regarding partnerships in small businesses, The News & Observer reached out to Houston Barnes as an authoritative source as it relates to business. Houston worked with the News and Observer to help craft the advice given to business owners, and those looking to start a business. The article appears in the “Shop Talk” section of the News and Observer,  a section dedicated to publishing stories that are targeted to small businesses and entrepreneurs.

In North Carolina, but especially in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill business community,  Houston is seen as a go-to source for information and insight in the entrepreneurial business environment.

The N&O article can be read here:




Houston Barnes is an attorney and business strategy consultant.  He is also the founding member of The Barnes Law Firm, serving the Triangle region of North Carolina specifically, as well as the state at large. Barnes has worked in a number of areas, including consulting for a Fortune 500 company and serving as counsel for numerous startup entrepreneurial and emerging growth businesses. He excels at counseling clients on the legal aspects of as well as the business issues involved in starting and growing companies. His practice areas include corporate formation and startups, general business and corporate law, real estate, licensing and corporate partnering, franchise law, corporate counsel and government relations in a diverse range of industries, such as technology, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, retail and small business and franchise. Additionally, Barnes serves as a mentor in the entrepreneurial programs at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and formerly mentored for the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University.

For more information about Barnes and The Barnes Law Firm, visit http://www.barneslawnc.com.

By: Houston Barnes