Are you thinking about how to start a restaurant business? Without a doubt, it’s an industry that contributes immensely to our economy. According to statistics from the National Restaurant Association, there are over one million restaurant locations in the United States, and they collectively employ 15.6 million people. What I think is especially encouraging about the restaurant industry is that it has a track record of opening the door to entrepreneurship to people with humble beginnings who are willing to work hard and learn. Many people who start a restaurant […]
Protect Your Brand with a Trademark to identify and distinguish your company, product or service and distinguish it from competitors.
You’re not the first owner to consider closing down a business and you certainly won’t be the last. But it is a big decision and one that should be taken lightly. Regardless of your final decision, you need to prepare yourself for the necessary steps involved in the process.
Closing down a business requires a certain process be followed. This process is just as important as the steps required to start a business.
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. ~ Thomas A Edison
12 Effective Steps for Closing Down […]
As the kids are back to school and studying new things, it’s also a wonderful time to revisit some basic elements of business. Whether you’re starting a business or are already running your company, knowing the difference between a copyright and a trademark is one of the fundamental “must knows” every entrepreneur should understand.
So, what is the difference between a copyright and a trademark?
Let the learning begin!
A Copyright protects works you’ve created, such as research, photos, blog posts, books, articles, music, art, website content, computer code, and other forms of expression. As […]
August has come and gone and in just a few days it will be September! That mean’s fall is just around the corner and kids are back in school. With kids back in school, some of you may be getting back to business! We’re standing by ready to help you incorporate a business, form an LLC, file a DBA and more across all 50 states.
This past month was filled with some fantastic articles, speaking engagements and press mentions from our CEO Nellie Akalp. Here are some highlights from August and […]
Find out from our CEO Nellie Akalp what entrepreneurs love about entrepreneurship, get tips on SEO, crowdsourcing, and word of mouth marketing, and find out how to protect your brand's intellectual property in this week's roundup.
You’ve worked hard to write a fantabulous blog post or create an animation. Then you see someone else trying to pass it off as their own elsewhere on the web! There’s nothing more frustrating. You can send a cease and desist letter to ask them to take down the plagiarized content, but that’s a big ole pain in the you-know-what.
In every new business venture, resources are very thin, and for this reason the decision to hire employees or outside contract workers is not an easy decision. The wrong decision can definitely lead to the failure of our project. With this very reason in mind, I would like to share what we have learned in these past 8 years, using 3 simple and essential points, because no one expects a founder to be an expert in paying salaries and human resources.
6 Things You Should Know About Trademarks
've often heard (and you probably have too) that you can't half-ass a startup. While that's true, not every entrepreneur starts a business with between six and 24 months' worth of living expenses set aside. In other words, while you're laying the groundwork for your startup, there's still the pesky reality of rent, mortgages and other bills.