Deter copycats by filing a patent

Deter copycats by filing a patent

When forming an LLC, it is important for entrepreneurs to protect their ideas from copycats. From well-known startups such as the Snuggie and the Slanket, which feature similar designs, to competition

Entrepreneurs should hire professionals in the areas they lack expertise

Entrepreneurs should hire professionals in the areas they lack expertise

Jackie Davies, the founder and owner of Eat Out In, recently sat down with Women Entrepreneur to talk about how she began her business and to give advice for entrepreneurs

Breaks from work can increase productivity

Breaks from work can increase productivity

After filing an LLC and doing the legwork to get a new company on its feet, a business owner might need a break to get refreshed and re-energized. Beth Goldstein, president of

White House attempts to free up small business loans

White House attempts to free up small business loans

Lawmakers in congress are now reviewing a $30 billion program proposed by President Barack Obama aimed at increasing access to loans for small businesses. The program, which was outlined by

How the Startup Funding Process Really Works

How the Startup Funding Process Really Works

Learn how you can get funding for your new business venture and become a high flying entrepreneur. Creating a startup is continuously challenging and incredibly rewarding, and this chart shows

Why Your Business Must Use Social Media to Reach Prospects

Why Your Business Must Use Social Media to Reach Prospects

There are 30% of the world’s inhabitants that are online, and this will double in the next 5 years. 80% of Americans use at least 1 social network, representing 245

Why Multitasking Decreases Productivity

Why Multitasking Decreases Productivity

Multitasking is a common part of the workplace however, research shows it makes us less effective, increases mistakes and stress, and costs the global economy an estimated $450 billion annually.

Receptionists are the Workplace Gurus at LLCs

Receptionists are the Workplace Gurus at LLCs

Choosing the right receptionist can be critical for entrepreneurs forming an LLC, as the person covering the front desk and answering phones often knows helpful details about the business and acts

Getting approved for a commercial loan

Getting approved for a commercial loan

For those looking to form an LLC and are in the market for a commercial loan, Associated Content contributor Tracy Jacobs recently compiled guidelines to help navigate the process. Because there are

Established LLCs: Don’t Forget to Stay on Top of Records to Maintain Liability Protection

Established LLCs: Don’t Forget to Stay on Top of Records to Maintain Liability Protection

Here are the two main aspects of record keeping that LLC owners need to remember as they operate their businesses for better LLC protection.