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7 common business mistakes beginner entrepreneur

7 Common Business Mistakes Beginner Entrepreneurs Make

I talk to a lot of entrepreneurs at every stage of the business life cycle and am getting better and better at spotting their business mistakes. I talk to beginner entrepreneurs and small business owners that are just getting started and aren’t sure what to do next, I talk to CEO’s of million dollar companies,

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5 benefits of trademark registration

Top Benefits of Trademark Registration… Is it Worth It?

There are a number of benefits of trademark registration, and in this blog post and corresponding video, we will review 5 of the important benefits that I hope will persuade you to take your trademarks seriously.  As a business owner, protecting your intellectual property by obtaining the exclusive rights to your trademarks is a critical

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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