The Importance of Trademarking

Thinking about trademarking your business's slogan, symbol, or name? There are a few different routes you can take, and it's best to get started as soon as possible—or you might face financial and legal trouble down the road.

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Venture Debt 101

Venture debt can be a great source of "free money" for certain startups, but with this comes certain financial risks. Here's how to determine if venture debt is right for your startup, and how to navigate the process.

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Why No Company Is Too Small or Too Localized for PR

PR isn't just for big businesses. No matter if your business is large or small, brick-and-mortar or online, here's how to create a PR strategy and start conversations about your brand.

By Elliot Tomaeno | Share This

Change Is the Only Thing That’s Constant: Why Small Businesses Should Embrace Disruption

Is your company equipped to deal with a global business climate that is changing more rapidly than you can say "disruption"? Be careful, or your business might just be left behind.

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Why You Should Stop Worrying About Raising VC Money for Your Tech Startup

Are you spending endless hours perfecting your VC pitch—before your startup is really even off the ground? Here's why you might want to consider holding off on seeking venture capital funding.

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From Wall Street to Entrepreneurship: 6 Hard Lessons Learned

Certain aspects of working for a company—like keeping your boss happy and navigating office politics—lose their utility when you’re on your own. Here are six lessons learned by one entrepreneur who made the switch.

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An Absolutely 100% Non-Boring Article About Business Insurance

Attack by pirates, fires, floods—who says business insurance is boring? Hopefully you'll never need insurance for such dramatic debacles, but it's still smart to make sure you understand the necessary coverage.

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How to Write a Business Plan: Use This Checklist to Keep Yourself on Task

Business planning isn't just a one-time event, and it doesn't have to be overly complicated. We've created a checklist to help make the process easier—no matter what kind of business plan you need.

By Candice Landau | Share This

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