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Every business owner, no matter the industry, can learn from the practices of one brand in particular: Coco Chanel. Many trademark owners fall into this all too-common misconception: receiving your registered trademark paperwork means that you have those federally-protected trademark rights forever. However, that is not the case, and Chanel has provided a great case […]

Maintaining Your Trademark:You Must Actively Protect Your Registered Mark

Apr 24

Intellectual Property

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  Some of the requests for the most rushed work I receive are that of clients wanting to rebrand their businesses. They may have poured literal thousands of dollars into their copy, their graphic design, a new website…only to find that the name or logo they’ve just invested in may be subject to intellectual property […]

Do Not Brand (Or Rebrand) Yourself Before Doing This

Apr 3

Intellectual Property

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If you own a business, your job isn’t just to start, and run the best business in your industry. Your job is to make sure that what you’ve built today will be here tomorrow. After all, others in your industry are hoping that you’ve become complacent, and have neglected planning for the future. That being […]

5 Topics That Must Be Included in Every Business Succession Plan

Mar 24

Business Succession

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If you’ve ever branched out on your own in business the odds are, at some point, at least for a season there’s an awkward season to endure of “who you are” and “who you are becoming”, which usually means that at some point, you’re stepping out on your own, and you’re typically alone when you make […]

Combatting Loneliness And Fully Stepping Into Business Ownership

Mar 20

Personal

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Isn’t it funny how, when big life events occur one seemingly small moment etched into our memories can seem to define it all? A blazing hot Sunday in July sitting on a friend’s back porch, watching her daughter melt popsicles on the cement, is that moment for me. I was sharing about a silent, invisible […]

Embracing Trials To Experience Joy: The Story Behind My Business

Mar 17

Personal

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This post is part two of the two part series on the “etiquette” of one of the most important aspects of running a business: how to work and network with other business owners in order to expand their network in a healthy direction.      One of the most important and focused concepts driven into […]

The Importance Of Networking & Mentorship As An Entrepreneur

Mar 11

Business Succession

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The next time you’re going through a particularly tough moment, or a tough season, remember this: Did you know that (very generally speaking) it’s physically impossible for your body to remember physical pain (not speaking about chronic pain syndromes here, of course)? There are exceptions to this of course that I’m sure any medical professional […]

 On Mental Toughness

Mar 10

Personal

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This post is part one of a two part series on the “etiquette” of one of the most important aspects of running a business: how to work and network with other business owners in order to expand their network in a healthy direction.    Counseling clients on building a business doesn’t just revolve around instructing […]

The Impact A “Quick Question” Can Have On Your Network

Mar 10

Formations

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At some point in time, everyone encounters pivotal moments that shape their future. This occurs, of course, whether we know they’re occurring or not, yet they do. However, more rare are the circumstances that don’t just shift our future, they shift our identity. Who we are, how we’re perceived by others. These circumstances may be […]

Your Work Should Not Define Your Identity

Mar 6

Personal

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As a lawyer for small business owners, I am constantly inspired by grit, worth ethic, and what seems like boundless amount of creativity they exhibit. By others, entrepreneurs are typically considered those “weird” people who are willing to build a business brick by brick…yet at the same time, the vast majority of those same business […]

Hope for the best and prepare for the worst: Why every business owner must prepare for the unexpected

Mar 6

Business Succession

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