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When It’s Time to Get Legal

When It’s Time to Get Legal

Consider these 5 legal things now to protect your business Sometimes in business, it’s tough to know what to prioritize. So many things need attention: marketing, hiring, content creation, product development, sales… the list goes on. It can sometimes feel like we’re pulled in a million different directions. For that reason, a lot of people new to business don’t feel that prioritizing the “legal stuff” (taxes, intellectual property, contracts and agreements, etc.) is important; they have so many other things to worry about. Some also think that there can’t be any real legal consequences if you’re making under a certain...

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Is My Business Name Too Close to Someone Else’s?

Is My Business Name Too Close to Someone Else’s?

How similar is too similar? Read to discover how to tell and what to do if you think you might find yourself facing a legal battle There are only so many ways to name a business, and at some point or another, overlap is bound to occur. With so many businesses in operation today, same name issues are common. But—once you’ve read this post—you should be able to identify when your business name is too similar to someone else’s and know how to make good judgment calls on what to do to fix it. Basics Before we get right into...

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What Address Do I Use for My LLC?

What Address Do I Use for My LLC?

Discover 3 address options for registering your LLC A lot of business owners, especially over the course of the pandemic, have started running their business from home. Others—and maybe you’re one of them—have always had a home-based business. In either case, if you don’t have physical office space and you’re forming a Limited Liability Company (“LLC”), you might be wondering, for privacy reasons, what address you should be using when you register. If this is a worry you share, read on to find out your options! There are a number of reasons why you may not want to use your...

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Should You File a Trademark?

Should You File a Trademark?

Find out the basics and a few tips to help you decide whether you should file for trademark registration. Dear reader: if you’re here, that means you really, really care about your business and you’ve probably put a lot of work into your brand. I love that and I am so here for it!  Maybe you’ve thought about trademarking your brand, but you’re not sure where to start. Maybe you’ve heard people say it’s not necessary, because parts of your brand (like your logo or your brand name) are protected by “common law” even if you don’t actually file for...

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How to Send Customers Emails without Breaking the Law

How to Send Customers Emails without Breaking the Law

Make sure you’re following GDPR and CAN-SPAM Act rules when crafting your customer emails to avoid fines. Email campaigns are one of the best ways to keep customers. They allow you to connect with your customer or client base, tailor and target your marketing, and promote your business in a cost effective way. But did you know you could be breaking the law by doing so? If you’re not following the rules (GDPR and the CAN-SPAM Act), your emails to customers could land you in a whole lot of trouble. Keep reading to find out why—and learn how to stay...

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