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What is a trademark?

Many individuals in business may benefit from better understanding the basics of trademarks. Some entrepreneurs just getting started may wonder what a trademark is, while others may be considering the protections trademarks offer. You may have considered a trademark and wondered if it is right for you and your needs.

Important considerations when starting a business


Many entrepreneurs have good ideas they wish to bring to the marketplace and many are driven by the dream of starting a business. It is important to keep in mind that while business development or starting your own business is oftentimes at least somewhat creative endeavor, there are many important considerations, decisions and steps that can be followed to help achieve success for a start-up.

Entrepreneurs should understand all business formation options

For many entrepreneurs, forming a business may be the fulfillment of a life-long dream. It is important to keep in mind that selecting the best business structure for your company may help further the success of that dream. There are a variety of business forms to choose from and selecting the best one depends on the needs and goals of the entrepreneur and the business.

How new and growing businesses can use venture capital

New York City is home to a number of venture capital firms, and every year, they provide financing that allows entrepreneurs with innovative ideas to start or grow their businesses. This financing would usually be considered too risky for more conservative lenders, and venture capital is often offered with high rates of return in mind.

Setting up a business plan to attract capital

New York businesses enjoy a dazzling array of money-making opportunities. For entrepreneurs who are starting a new business and looking for outside capital, it may be wise to examine their business plan and optimize it for the purposes of attracting equity investments.

How do you form an LLC in New York?

In forming a small business, it may be challenging to decide on the best formation option due to size and liability issues. A limited liability corporation offers the small business owner certain personal protections while avoiding the expense and complication of a corporation. This type of business entity is becoming a preferred form for many new business owners.

Mistakes for New York entrepreneurs to avoid

The Internet has made it easier for entrepreneurs to start their own companies and for customers to find the products that they sell. However, starting an online business requires good business sense and a long-term vision. When online entrepreneurs first start out, they may decide that a cool website is more important than the features it provides. This is a critical mistake that can turn customers off.

Small business owners look for states that make life easier

New York residents may be interested in a new study looking at the overall 'business climate" of 38 different states. Although it is easy to rank which states have the lowest or the highest taxes, it takes first-hand experience to decide which states make a small business owner's life easier. New data compiled by Thumbtack and the Kauffman Foundation has found that a state's low tax rate may not be the most important thing new entrepreneurs are looking for.

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