5 Quick Tips to Get Your Business Listed in Local Search Results

I recently helped a client setup the technology side of their new business. Because they're a law firm, they followed industry conventions and used their last names as the name of the business. For industries like legal services this is generally a good idea--I've discovered that people tend to ask…
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5 Famous Domain Name Disputes

Domain name disputes seem to be all the rage these days. With some domain names selling for millions of dollars, it is no wonder that there are several very famous domain name disputes. From entertainment to politics to the unfortunate high school teenager, domain name disputes do not fail to…
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Would You Take Neil Patel’s $100,000 Challenge?

If you're in to online marketing at all, someone you should be following--if you're not already--is Neil Patel. I learn a lot from Neil and by applying the strategies he recommends. About 8 or 9 months ago, Neil posted to his blog at Quicksprout that anyone could make a million…
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Why You Need a Trademark Search Report

A trademark search is a great way to determine if the mark (name, logo, design, etc.) that you are using or plan to use is available for you to use and protect. Even though it is not mandatory, a proper trademark search could save your business a lot of time…
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Solving WordPress CPU and RAM Spikes

Working with WordPress over the years I've become familiar with the software, its bugs, and the quirks you encounter hosting WordPress in different server environments. When I first started with WordPress, I had it installed for me using a one-click installation on DreamHost. Later, as my hosting needs grew and…
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My Generic Breakfast

Lately on my blog I've been sharing some thoughts about basic trademark principles. I haven't yet blogged about levels of distinctiveness in trademarks yet, but let this post serve as an introduction to you if you don't yet know much about how to choose a legally strong mark. The Bacon,…
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About Me

When I graduated from law school in 2012 and couldn’t find the job I was hoping for, I decided to take matters into my own hands. That’s the short version of how I found myself operating both a successful web design company and a growing legal practice. Even though I actively…
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Day 5: Attracting an Audience

We're finally here. Day 5. We've covered a lot in the last 4 days, but hopefully by now everything is setup. You've got a basic plan, an awesome business name, an official formally registered business, and a whizz-bang website. Now it's time to put everything we've been setting up into action.…
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Day 4: Creating an Online Presence

It's official. You've started a business. Now how are people going to find you? The world is full of talented people--you're one of them. Unfortunately, most of these talented people have no idea how to let others know they're talented, or that they've created a great product, or that they…
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Day 3: Choosing a Legal Structure

You've created a business plan and you've picked a name. Now it's time to get real. While it's not required to register your business with your state's corporation entity, if you want to limit your liability it's probably a good idea. Today's post works on the assumption that you do…
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Day 2: Choosing Your Business Name

Choosing your business name can be one of the most important steps you take as you get started. But choosing a name can sometimes be difficult. And of course, you need to do it right. I'm sure you're thinking that there isn't a right way to choose a name, but…
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Day 1: One-Page Business Plan

Any business endeavor should begin with a plan. Most likely you probably already have a plan, or at the very least, the outline for a plan. Business plans can be very complicated, or extremely simple. For some businesses, a detailed business plan, complete with financial information and multiple spreadsheets, is…
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After graduating from law school and passing the bar, I struggled to find work, pay my bills, and make ends meet. That's when I decided to take control of my future and start working for myself. Now, several years and a handful of companies later, I'm sharing how I launched a successful business, and how you can do it too.


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