The entire process to register your trademark often takes many months and sometimes over a year to complete. So if you see a service promising to trademark your brand in mere minutes or even that same day, that’s a big red flag. Working with an experienced lawyer to support and advise you throughout the registration process is the best thing to protect your business. But if you decide to take the DIY route, at least now you know some of the warning signs to watch for to avoid getting scammed.
When launching a new business, securing appropriate legal protection for your company's intellectual property (IP) is your top priority. Since you're just getting your company up and running, finding a much reasonable priced trademark registration service is the best. But with so many trademark services out there and with all types of DIY legal services you find online, you should approach web-based trademark registration services with extreme caution.
Collecting and remitting sales tax can be a big task and quite confusing, especially if you oversee multiple aspects of your business. It is critical that you know well your business sales tax nexus and remit your sales tax on time to avoid large fines, or worse, lose the right to do business. Here are several key points for you to keep in mind.
Protecting client data is not only good practice but also a legal requirement. To make your clients feel safe and in good hands, it is your responsibility to keep every piece of information, from names and addresses to Social Security, secure in every way. It can be easy to think you are protected just through your computer security system, but read these tips to find out the many other steps you should consider taking in order to protect your sensitive client data.
It's no secret that the Internet has definitely made our lives more efficient in getting stuff done. However, it has also caused our business transactions to become little more complicated. In fact, there are a number ways we underestimate the power of electronic communication, like email. For instance, if all the necessary elements of an agreement are present, an email could actually form a binding contract between the sender and recipient. Check out this cautionary taler to learn more.
Whether your business is big or small, it will eventually face some problems that can cost you a significant sum if you do not have the right insurance in place. In order to protect yourself, you need to know the type of risks your business may face so that you can find the best insurance policy that will cover those risks. Check out these common types of insurance that every business should have, and see how they can significantly help your business.
If you're in the unfortunate position to consider filing for bankruptcy, there are a few things to keep in mind before choosing what would be right for you and your business. It's important to know all the options before making any decisions. Check out this quick guide to see how each one differs, and which one would be most useful for your situation.
Starting a new business can be extremely difficult without motivation and the right support system. In fact, success for your business depends greatly on your confidence which is increased with the support of your family and friends. It is important that you make it clear to yourself as well as others how serious you are so they understand what your business means to you. Here are some tips to help you get started.
People start their own businesses for many reasons, but most of all because they're ready to be in control of their own lives and work. Yet, the reality is business ownership isn't quite as rosy when first starting out. And without the proper boundaries in place, you can easily find your stress levels going through the roof. Keep things simple and discover how to fix some of the top stressors we're seeing with new business owners.