Teaching entrepreneurship, I often hear people say they want “to become an entrepreneur,” “to be their own boss,” and “to run their own company.” I have to distinguish between thinking and behaving entrepreneurially and “becoming an entrepreneur.”
Your business name carries a lot of weight; it’s an important part of your brand’s identity and it helps distinguish you from your competition. That makes it an asset well worth protecting, don’t you think? After working so hard to start and build your business, you certainly don’t need another company hijacking it or using a name that’s deceptively similar.
The social media is currently one of the most effective tools for marketing. But if you do not do adequate research and learn the laws of an effective social media marketing campaign, you may be forced to sit and watch as your campaign tears through your budget with little or no significant return on investment.
It was 2009, in the shadow of a global economic crisis, and I was a recent college graduate who was lucky to have a job. Yet at 21 years old, my entrepreneurial spirit yearned to escape the confines of a cubicle—I just didn’t know when or how to make the leap.
As the founder of Secret Entourage and as the host of the Secret Academy (one of the largest online platforms to learn Business and Entrepreneurship), I often get asked by many, “How do you know if you are indeed meant to be in business for yourself?” In many cases, entrepreneurs find themselves vulnerable and lose confidence – especially after a…
I hope you aren’t using the “I’m just winging it” approach when marketing your business on Twitter. I mean, considering how the platform has about 120 million unique monthly visitors, it’d be such a waste if you aren’t using it at its full capacity when you’re fishing for more customers online.
If your business is registered as a Limited Liability Company (LLC) or a C Corporation, you have some flexibility in how your business income is taxed. With the option of filing IRS Form 2553 to get S Corporation tax treatment, you might be able to decrease the tax dollars you’re obligated to hand over to Uncle Sam.