James Hart

Husband, Father, Lawyer, Entrepreneur, YouTuber and Die-Hard Cleveland sports fan. I love helping people build and protect their online businesses. #gobucks #blacklivesmatter

Author: James Hart

how to register your trademarks

How to Register Your Trademarks (4 Options)

Many entrepreneurs are confused about the trademark process, specifically how to register a trademark. They either think it is way too complicated for them and their business, or they believe it is as simple as just submitting a trademark application.  Neither of these answers is correct. Trademark registration plays a vital role in safeguarding the

Read More »
Why you need a virtual address for your LLC

Virtual Business Address for Your LLC (You Need it)

Some of the links in this post may be affiliate links. That means that although it won’t cost you any more money to purchase the products we link to, it will support our channel financially if you choose to do so. Thank you in advance for your support! Incorporating virtual business addresses into your overall

Read More »
Things to Know Before Starting an LLC

3 Things to Know Before Starting an LLC

This post contains affiliate links. We may receive compensation if you sign up for a product or service through these links. In this post you will learn 3 things you must know before starting an LLC.  Whether you are a new entrepreneur or have an established business (but don’t yet have an LLC), setting up

Read More »
how to conduct a trademark search

How to Conduct a Proper Trademark Search

So you’ve picked an amazing name for your business, and you want to make sure it is protected by filing a trademark application. But hold your horses – before you run out and spend a lot of money filing an application with the USPTO, you must make sure nobody else is using your chosen trademark.

Read More »
how to pick a trademark name

How to Come Up with an Awesome Trademark Name

If you are wondering how to get a trademark, it all starts with your name. In today’s podcast episode, we will be talking about how to pick the best trademark name to maximize the likelihood that you will ultimately get the trademark. In addition, we will be reviewing the differences between a “worried entrepreneur” and

Read More »
how to trademark a hashtag

Can You Trademark a Hashtag? Easy Guide for 2023

Can you trademark a hashtag in 2023? Yes, and this is especially important if you are seeking to protect a brand or product name that includes hashtag marks in the name.  Currently there are 1,232 registered and active trademarks that include a hashtag (#) or the word “hashtag” in their name. So yes, registering a

Read More »
how long can you play copyrighted music on youtube

How to Legally Play Copyrighted Music on Youtube?

If you are creating videos for YouTube and other social media platforms, chances are you want to add some music to your content to spice it up a bit.  But you must be careful. Generally speaking, if you didn’t create the music, or you don’t have a commercial license to use it, then you can’t

Read More »
how to pay yourself from your LLC

How to Pay Yourself if You Have an LLC

Paying yourself is likely one of the most confusing aspects of starting a business. Not only do you have to decide how much to pay yourself, but you also have to plan for taxes, make sure you have enough cash left over to operate your business, and determine an appropriate cadence for taking a salary

Read More »
Scroll to Top