Launching a website for your small business isn't exactly rocket science: You figure out what your key messages are, write the copy, find suitable images, plunk everything into a template and—voilà! Or, you hire a firm to do the work for you.

Whichever route you choose, beware—you may be infrin Read More
It is a truism that the earlier solvency difficulties are acted upon, the more likely a successful turnaround can be implemented. The longer such problems are allowed to fester, the more likely the condition will become terminal. We have picked 10 top signs of a business that may be struggling. Read More
As a small business, it is always important to know about employment law before hiring your first employee. You may save yourself from spending thousands of dollars on lawyers and settling. We asked a number of employment law experts what they think is the most important details that can be missed Read More
Lessons in Brand Protection from Best Buy:

As I discussed in last week’s post, brand owners must actively monitor and enforce their trademarks in order to retain their exclusive rights and prevent misconceptions amongst consumers. A recent cease-and-desist action instituted by Best Buy against a Read More
For brand owners serious about protecting the value and image of their trademarks, trademark monitoring is an essential task. You can think of trademark monitoring like insurance: you may never need it, but you will sure be glad you have it if you do.
Trademark monitoring is the task of examining Read More
The number of federal and state laws and regulations that govern the workplace is ever increasing. Having a basic understanding about employment laws is important to avoid making mistakes that can lead to costly litigation. Below are helpful tips regarding three (3) issues that a small business sh Read More
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office defines a trade-mark as: A trade-mark is a word (or words), a design, or a combination of these, used to identify the goods or services of one person or organization and to distinguish these goods Read More
Once the trademark registration certificate comes in the mail, many people do not realize that this is not the end of the process with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Trademark registrations expire if not timely renewed, and allowing a registration for a trademark still in use to exp Read More
It takes a hundred posts to make you, and one post to break you. Your credibility as a blogger, that is. Make one memorable mistake in posting, and that's what people will remember, no matter how many posts you have that are well-thought out and correct. Even something as simple as an innocent Twee Read More
As with almost anything, the Internet contains a wide variety of valuable free resources for small business owners and entrepreneurs. The following is a list of some of the resources I use personally and recommend on a regular basis. Jeff Fabian is the owner of Fabian, LLC, a boutique intellectual Read More

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