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The Top 10 Things I’ve Learned This Year

The Top 10 Things I’ve Learned This Year

| December 13, 2012 | 7 Comments

There’s a quote I love most, which is “when you see a successful person, you just see the success, not all the work and pain it takes them to get there”. It’s been an entire year since I pitched my idea at Women 2.0 Startup weekend. Now I have a live private beta site with […]

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3 Pieces of Hard Won Startup Advice

3 Pieces of Hard Won Startup Advice

| December 10, 2012 | 2 Comments

You can’t take more than a few steps through startup-land without stumbling across another blog post full of entrepreneurship advice. That stuff is everywhere — and there’s no shortage of newly minted, fresh-faced CEOs who want to share their anecdotes with you. The best advice are the learned lessons combined with the right perspective layered […]

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How to Identify and Avoid Common Start-up Pitfalls

How to Identify and Avoid Common Start-up Pitfalls

| December 1, 2012 | 9 Comments

Starting a company can be a tumultuous and turbulent process. There are a tremendous number of variables at play and decision making is at times based on conjecture and uncertainty, which can lead to miscalculations and mistakes. From launch to pitch to funding, there are mistakes that startups can identify preemptively and avoid, thus increasing the chances […]

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How to Protect Your Brands and Content on the Web

How to Protect Your Brands and Content on the Web

| March 9, 2012 | 1 Comment

When (not if) someone does something online that violates your intellectual property rights, there are three useful tools that can help you regain exclusivity and maintain control of your image on the web. These won’t work in all cases, but when they do, they are good, cheap alternatives to traditional litigation. Domain Names that Infringe […]

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5 Tips to Be Smart About Trademark Selection

5 Tips to Be Smart About Trademark Selection

| February 28, 2012 | 1 Comment

With new startups starting up on a daily (if not hourly) basis, it is becoming more important now than ever to adopt a trademark that works to immediately distinguish your business from its competitors in the marketplace. Not only that, but you also must be careful to avoid adopting a trademark that infringes on someone […]

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Lessons in Trademark Protection from Beyoncé and Jay-Z

Lessons in Trademark Protection from Beyoncé and Jay-Z

| February 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Celebrity babies are big business, there’s no question about that. This, coupled with Jay-Z’s demonstrated business acumen, makes it no surprise that Hova and Beyoncé filed just a few weeks ago to register “Blue Ivy Carter” as a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). This would be enough to make headlines […]

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Why You Can’t Say “Super Bowl” (But I Can)

Why You Can’t Say “Super Bowl” (But I Can)

| February 5, 2012 | 3 Comments

Usually this time of year you’ll see at least one or two stories about the big bad NFL supposedly overreaching to enforce its trademark rights in the term “Super Bowl”. The typical story goes something like this: Jack’s Retail Outlet was shocked and dismayed when it received a cease-and-desist letter from the NFL demanding that […]

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4 Things You NEED to Do in 2012

4 Things You NEED to Do in 2012

| January 21, 2012 | 4 Comments

As other articles on Under30CEO.com focus on how to build your business and live your dream in 2012, this article takes a look at what needs to go on behind the scenes in order for things to go according to plan. Building a company with staying power requires proactive measures to make sure the company’s […]

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Brands in the 2012 BCS Championship

Brands in the 2012 BCS Championship

| January 12, 2012 | 1 Comment

Alabama’s dominance in the BCS title game means more than just a national championship. Undoubtedly, merchandise sales, sponsorship and endorsement opportunities and other income opportunities will be on the rise as a result of the Crimson Tide’s dismantling of their conference rival. Of course, as conference champions and perennial title contenders, I’m sure LSU has […]

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New Year’s Resolutions for Developing a Strong Brand Presence in 2012

New Year’s Resolutions for Developing a Strong Brand Presence in 2012

| January 5, 2012 | 2 Comments

New Year’s resolutions typically involve committing to something you couldn’t will yourself to do in the past. But, most entrepreneurs that I’ve met enjoy working to build their brands—brainstorming the perfect, simple yet highly-effective name, and working the pavement and social media to spread awareness and gain a loyal following. Alas, this article focuses on […]

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