Hey wedding pros and creative entrepreneurs! You know that trademarking your business name can be important— but did you know that there are some things that you aren’t allowed to trademark at all? Check this list to make sure your business name is in the clear!Read More
Need to know the BIG 10 for starting your event buiness— and FAST? Check out these “top 10 I Dos” for wedding pros to keep you in line, whether you are just starting your business or are a seasoned pro…Read More
When small business owners come to me asking about trademarks, they often open with, "I want to reserve my name so no one else can use it." And I totally get that. You're building your brand, which takes a lot of time, energy, and money. You want to protect that!
But what a lot of business owners don't understand is that trademarks really aren't about you. I repeat: it's not about a business owner getting rights.
Say WHAAAT?Read More
You're a creative business owner. Stop for a second and realize how AWESOME that is. You're DOING IT!
Now take a second to realize that your business, while amazing and special and unique, has to play by certain rules. And that you must ensure your business-- and all the hard work that goes along with it-- is protected. The best way to do this? Through tight, niche-focused contracts. These contracts, drafted by lawyers who know the ins- and outs- of the industry, will do three very important things….
A non-compete, also called a "covenant not to compete," is a clause in a contract -- or a separate contract-- that promises an employee will not take another job that is competitive to the employees current employer. For example….Read More
Every few weeks, we'll be posting 5 legal words you're too scared to ask someone to define. We'll take the legalease and make it legal-easy! Ok, sorry, that was a bad pun. You'll be able to know what these terms mean for your business AND personal life …Read More