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By registering your source indicator with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, you lock in special protections to the business and brand you work hard to develop. There are different ways to register your mark depending on what fits your current business activity, but depending on the type of registration, some of the benefits...
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Your brand is the #1 important thing in your business. ⁣ ⁣Sure. Other things are too. But your brand is what’s going to make or break your business if you can’t attract consumers and set yourself apart. Good products and customer service are not enough anymore. ⁣ Think about your favorite companies. I’m sure some...
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Heath Ledger’s Joker starring in “The Dark Knight” tells us, “if you’re good at something never do it for free.” Is this true? Should we always spend every ounce of our skill towards the effort of increasing the bottom line? It depends who you ask, but whether you’re a law firm, a photographer, a restaurant...
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Lady A, the popular country band formerly known as Lady Antebellum recently change their name due to their being high racial tensions and the term “antebellum” having certain racial connotations. Anita White, a popular R&B/Blues/Gospel artist, heard this announcement and the nation heard quickly that she had been professionally known as Lady A for nearly...
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The value of copyrighted work exists not just in the feeling of your original work. Seeing your name on the cover of the book (electronic or hardcover) is a wonderful thing. However, there’s the question that nearly every creative at some point is going to ask, where is the value in it? Is it worth...
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The potential million-dollar question. Can I sue them? Or it’s the nasty counterpart, can they sue me for this? Most people get the picture of what a lawsuit process looks like from TV, and while Suits, Boston Legal, and Goliath are entertaining, there is more about the legal action process that you should know before...
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Money.com and journalist, Amanda Loudin, quoted our managing partner – Rachel Brenke – as an expert on small business use of liability waivers during pandemic. Read the entire article here.  
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One of the most common questions that business owners or would-be business owners should have in mind is, how do I want to set up my business? There is a right answer, and it will depend on what you want or don’t want. This article is not a substitute for consulting an attorney in your...
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During this season of quarantine and more downtime than expected for many, some people have chosen to engage their minds with games (cards, board games, video games, etc.). Let’s play a quick game. No need to google, just test yourself, and grade yourself. Below are five names, you identify the product/service they sell. Goldman Sachs...
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Anyone who owns their own business understands the basic principles of investing. You are putting resources (money, time, assets) into some kind of trade, to gain something back, often more resources than what you put in. This can apply in aspects you may not always realize. Some people work countless hours to learn, train and...
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