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Unless you are a serial entrepreneur with a string of successes behind you, you need a business plan to convince investors that you can...

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My favorite five secrets of a great business team? This list came to me first as an answer to the question how do you build...

Trademark Ownership Strategy

I’ve stressed the importance of trademarks on many occasions. In short, owning (and controlling) the brand name is essential on the journey of franchising....

Do I Need a Business License? Here’s How to Find Out

America loves small business. As a society, we lionize startups and entrepreneurs. And the United States has one of the world’s most business-friendly governments,...

12 Unspoken Rules for Creating Catchy Business Names

A name that sticks is a name that will win. With so much competition in almost every industry, it is difficult for upcoming businesses...

8 Ways the Maker Movement Turns Ideas into Businesses

In case you haven’t noticed it, the rapid evolution of do-it-yourself (DIY) facilities for developers, including 3-D printers, SketchUp and makerspaces such as TechShop, have scaled down...

What’s in a Name? 7 Things to Consider When Naming Your Brand

Shakespeare was right to question – what’s in a name? As it turns out, a name can represent a lot about an entity. Choosing the right...

DBA vs. LLC: Which is Best for Your Small Business?

You’ll come across inevitable steps when forging your path to entrepreneurship – formulating an idea, writing a business plan, obtaining funds, etc. But one...

How Do I Patent My Mobile App Idea?

So, you have come up with a great mobile app idea and you want to protect your idea with a patent. What do you...

Why Marriages and Businesses Fail: A Love Story

In his speeches about strengths and weaknesses, thought leader David Rendall frequently tells the story of Brenda, a detail-oriented young lady, who falls in...

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