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What to Do When Someone Steals Your Idea

Theft of ideas is a common phenomenon in the creative industry because unexpressed ideas lack legal protections. Viable ideas attract infringers seeking to ride on your success. The steps you take in claiming back your idea depends on the nature of the intellectual property law that protects the idea. Patent Rights If someone infringes on your patent, you may file…

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Whether you’re interested in real estate investment or simply want to buy a commercial property for less, consider buying a foreclosure. Foreclosures are known for being rundown and outdated, making them lower in value. But there’s more to the story. When you're considering buying a foreclosure, there are several pros and cons to consider before making an offer or passing…

How to Build a Personal Brand

Everyone has a brand in our digital world. When someone says your name during a meeting, what comes to mind? Is it a symbol, slogan, skillset, tone or some other association? You already have a personal brand identity, but it's yours to control. If you carefully craft and direct your brand, you'll build an incredible foundation for your future and…

Starting Over- How to Choose Your Next Career

Perhaps you remember your parents or your grandparents and how they would often take a job and stick with it for twenty to thirty years. The days of being a “lifer” are fading pretty fast. In this day and age, people realize they can outgrow their career prospects in one industry and decide they want to transition to something else.…

Tips for Starting Your Home Based Business

Starting a home-based distribution business carries a unique set of pros and cons. Direct sales companies often choose to work with distributors in order to physically access a market base. As a home-based distributor, however, you have a few hurdles to work with, such as lack of sales skills to close deals. Being a new distributor on the block will…

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