Protecting Your Biz with a Trademark

So you have an idea for your new business, but you’re worried someone else will steal it. Or you worry somene else may have already taken the name you want. A simple trademark search is your first step. And lucky for you, it’s both easy and free to see what anyone in the U.S. hasContinue reading “Protecting Your Biz with a Trademark”

How to Test Your New Biz Idea — BEFORE You Launch

Nobody wants to spend a ton of money launching a new business — only to discover they might as well have set it on fire. CB Insights (a venture capitalist database) examined what contributes to the failure of new businesses. “After analyzing 101 startup post-mortems, they found that 42% suffered from a lack of demandContinue reading “How to Test Your New Biz Idea — BEFORE You Launch”

Good websites — for cheap

You can’t have a business today without a website — no matter how local and how small you are.  But you can save yourself a LOT of time, angst, and money by picking the right hosting company and formats. There are certain “must haves” that will make your business life much, much easier. They are: Continue reading “Good websites — for cheap”