You’re launching a new business or product, but you searched & found that the name is already being used by someone else. Oh no! What do you do? Here’s a guide:
So you think you want to register a copyright over your creative works? First, lets start with the basics—what is a copyright? A copyright is the bundle of rights (to sell, license, reproduce, display, print, publish, perform, or record) over a creative work, including literary, artistic, or musical works. A copyright is NOT a trademark (image, symbol, […]
This is the third post in our Client Spotlight series, where we share fun facts and stories from our wonderful enterpreneur clients. Be sure to check out last month’s Spotlight of Nathalie Lussier, and learn about the smell that makes her productive. — Liz Lockard is a marketing expert, specializing in Google Analytics and SEO […]
You may have heard the story about an artist making prints of other people’s Instagram photos & selling them for $100K each. Should you be worried? Should you cancel your Instagram account and run for the hills? Here’s the real story …
Ever dream of a software service that does everything on your checklist? All the pieces of the puzzle to help make your small business run more smoothly and give you more time for the things that matter most? So do we! In the meantime, it is satisfying to find a service that combines a few solutions. We […]
You’re looking to hire a new staff member for your small business, but should you bring them in as an employee, or as an independent contractor? Here’s a rule of thumb that works well both legally *and* strategically: are you paying for their time, or for their results?
If you’re moving on to a new business, you may be thinking of selling your trademarks or copyrighted work to generate some extra cash. But in order to sell the rights over your Intellectual Property to another owner, you need to formally assign the rights with the appropriate government office. Of course, the first step […]
Yep you need your bookkeeper, tax preparer, and financial advisor to be ethical, responsive, and competent … but don’t forget to pick someone who *gets* your tolerance for risk.
Starting a business with other people? When you’re drafting your operating agreement (you’re doing that, right?!), you probably thought about ownership percentages, financial contributions, and leadership roles. But don’t forget to plan for the end.