Brand Matters: Trademarks 101 – The Legal Side of Branding

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 5, 2011

In my last post I discussed some of the key considerations for preparing to submit a trademark registration application to the USPTO. In this article we take a step back, and clarify what exactly can (and cannot) be protected as a trademark. What is a Trademark? In broad terms, a “trademark” is the market identify of a business, product or service. As such, trademarks can generally be summarized…

Top 15 Young Female Entrepreneurs and Their Rising Companies

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 15, 2011

  Today we are looking at 15 young women who are building and running some of the next great companies. These women who range in age from 15-29 are running multi-million dollar business in a diverse set of industries. Check out these women and the companies they are building… Sarah Prevette Company: Sprouter Age: 28 Sarah Prevette wanted to find a better way to get answers to her…

Top 7 Websites to Submit Your Startup Company to for Free Publicity

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / December 19, 2010

Entrepreneurs are always looking for an easy way to make a big PR splash.  If you are a local business that only serves a specific geographic area, then your local newspaper is still probably your best option for some free publicity.  On the other hand, if you offer a product or service that is available in multiple locations or via the Internet, then you must consider the following…

Top 5 Hiring Tips for Start-Ups

by / ⠀Startup Advice / October 26, 2010

Building a great team is crucial to ensuring the success and sustainability of any startup venture. But, there are potential pitfalls to consider, and there’s little room for error if an employee constitutes 25% or even more of your workforce at an early stage company. While the to-do list of an entrepreneur is endless, it’s important to find ample time for the hiring process in order to identify…

Top 10 Cities for Young Entrepreneurs in 2010

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 4, 2010

Recently Under30CEO ran a poll to find out what the top cities for young entrepreneurs were in the United States. Voters were asked to think about resources, schools, events, climate, and the social scene that a young entrepreneur looks for. The results are in and below we have put together the top 10 cities for young entrepreneurs in 2010. 10. Seattle Squeezing into the top 10 Seattle makes…

Finding an Investor Starts With Finding Yourself As a Startup, an Entrepreneur, a Person

by / ⠀Startup Advice / May 27, 2010

Entrepreneurs must WANT to succeed rather than NEED to. Enough pressure exists without this added weight. Passion is a trait to be demonstrated and not serve as a talking point, when speaking with and presenting to investors how one presents, deports themselves are just as important as the substance and content of the presentation. The process of finding the right startup and the right investor is much like…

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