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What You Need to Know about Getting Someone’s Trademark Canceled

Is it possible to cancel a U.S. trademark registration owned by someone else? Yes. But there are rules and procedures that guide the process. Namely, you have to file a petition to cancel. Petitions to Cancel are filed with the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), an administrative body responsible for hearing and deciding…

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Strategic Planning Fundamentals

Strategic planning is an organizational management activity that is used to provide direction to an organization. Through this activity, the mission, vision, values and goals are identified. While not always an easy process, the results are well worth the effort. Going through this process allows the organization to set priorities, determine where to focus energy…

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Recession-Proof Business Planning

Recession-Proof Business Planning A strong economy can mask underlying problems at a small business. When the next recession hits — and historically speaking, it’s already overdue — will your business be healthy enough to not only survive, but possibly even thrive? It can be — but only if you have the right plan in place….

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Give Your Taxes Your Attention 365 Days a Year

Give Your Taxes Your Attention 365 Days a Year Numerous tax experts agree that addressing your tax liability effectively requires planning throughout the year. Those business owners who reap the most benefits consider their taxes year-round, rather than waiting to focus on tax payments just a few weeks before the filing date.   A typical…

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Creating Clarity in 2020

What do you most want to accomplish in 2020? Business growth? Better health? Less stress? Make a written list so you can see it in black and white. There! You have taken your first step in creating clarity for the New Year! Believe it or not, that’s quite an accomplishment. Many people say they want…

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What every small business needs to know about SBA Loans

Starting your own business is not for the faint of heart. From creating a business plan, to creating a launch & marketing plan, to managing your expenses and staff – you will have your hands full. What you’ve most likely realized, the key to success can be a good network and knowing exactly who and…

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Human Resources Update…Can You Ask About Salary History?

Human Resources Update…Can You Ask About Salary History? A growing number of states and localities have implemented laws which ban employers from asking about salary history during the hiring process. The purpose of these laws is to limit and/or correct the gender pay gap. Inquiring about an applicant’s salary history is a common practice for…

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Which Legal Structure is Best? Choosing which entity is most suitable for your business

Which entity is most suitable for your new or existing business? The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has changed the landscape for business taxpayers. That’s because the law introduced a flat 21% federal income tax rate for C corporations. Under prior law, profitable C corporations paid up to 35%. The TCJA also cut individual…

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Business Planning: Navigating the Early Stages of Business Growth

Business Planning: Navigating the Early Stages of Business Growth Small-businesses and start-ups range widely in their problems, patterns, and journey, and categorizing those experiences in a meaningful and useful way can be challenging. Yet, despite the uniqueness of their process, almost all entrepreneurs share a similar set of responsibilities. While timeframes, product complexity, organizational structures,…

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5 New Year Tips for Business Owners

5 New Year Tips for Business Owners As we start off 2019, here are a few tips for business owners that can help prevent bigger problems down the road. Read and make sure you understand all contracts you sign. I am always amazed at the number of business owners who come to me for assistance…

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