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What is a Brand Registration Check? (And Why Trademark Searches Are Important)

A lot goes into building a business. From finding the right product to manufacturing and beyond, starting and maintaining a successful business is no easy task. Once you have mapped out what kind of business you want to run and how to move forward, you will want to establish a…
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The Best Creative Logo Designs From This Week’s Trademark Gazette

Every week, the United States Patent and Trademark Office publishes the Trademark Official Gazette. This magazine is a listing of all trademarks that have been submitted for registration and passed an initial review over the prior week. Thousands of trademarks are filed on a weekly basis. The Gazette is published…
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Which of the 8 Leadership Styles is Yours? (And How You Can Adopt a Different Style If You Need To)

Most successful leaders are supportive, confident, and responsible. I know those are qualities I try to use in my business. That being said, leadership styles are not one-size-fits-all. Every business person in a leadership position should consider which leadership style is best for them. Knowing your own, personal leadership style…
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Branding Mistakes You Should Avoid

Your brand tells the story of who you are.  It’s what the public will bring to mind when they think of your company.  Companies make branding mistakes every day just trying to get noticed, save money, and expand their brand. To avoid branding mistakes, it’s important to stay focused and…
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6 Advantages of Traditional Marketing

Anyone who knows anything about business knows that marketing is the key to building your consumer base. If the public doesn't know that your business exists, then you won't make a profit. However, it is important to decide early on if modern marketing or traditional marketing is right for your…
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Can a Trademark be Renewed?

After your trademark gets registered, you might notice it's only valid for 5 years. At that point, it’s common to wonder: can a trademark be renewed, or not? Ultimately, getting your trademark renewed is mostly a matter of filing paperwork on time. However, the process of doing so is more…
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Think Win-Win: Stephen Covey and the Abundance Mentality

Do you feel threatened by the success of others? Do you worry that there isn’t enough success to go around? According to Stephen Covey, cultivating an abundance mentality is how to beat the feeling that when others win you automatically lose. Who Is Stephen Covey? Stephen Covey, the author of…
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12 At-Home Startup Business Ideas

Whether you are looking to find an extra stream of income or want to begin to grow a business, working from home is a great opportunity. The flexibility that comes with working from home can be perfect for you if you're raising a family or getting a degree. If you don't…
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8 of the Worst Attorney Website Design Mistakes

If you’ve ever searched for an attorney on the internet, you’ve probably discovered a few things: There are a lot of lawyers on the internet. Most of these attorneys use a similar-looking web design. The standard attorney website design looks absolutely awful. The reason for this bizarre legal phenomenon is…
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5 Lessons from 5 of the Best Business Leaders Today

As an entrepreneur and a business owner, it's important to keep your finger on the pulse of the business world. In a fast-paced age, driven by evolving tech and informed consumers, staying up-to-date is key for the success of any venture. One advantage of being plugged in? All of the…
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9 Big Businesses That Started Small

Many of the business you patronize every day came from humble beginnings. These big businesses that started small span many industries, which goes to show that any business can become a huge success. If you're in the early stages of developing your business or you're seeking to expand, look into…
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16 Abundance Mentality Quotes to Help You Cultivate a Life of Success

If you know me, you probably know that I'm a big fan of Stephen Covey. In 1988, Covey coined the term abundance mentality to define a concept in which a person believes that there are enough resources and successes to be shared with others. In contrast, the scarcity mentality states…
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