"I'm afraid to discuss my business ideas because I'm afraid someone will steal them. What do I do, Shadeed?"

Good question. Here are 7 ways that you can protect your #business ideas.

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#smallbusiness #startup #smb
Protect your business idea #1
Non-disclosure agreements. (NDA)

What is a NDA?

A legally enforceable contract that binds confidentiality
between a person holding information with the person who
is receiving it.

You sign NDA before you tell the details.
Protect your Business Ideas: #2
Trademark your Name

What is a trademark, Shadeed?
A symbol or words that are legally filed to represent a product or company.

Where do I file my trademark?
Apply online here: bit.ly/2owQZB7

#business101
Protect your Business Ideas:
#3 - Register a Provisional Patent Application
What is a PPA?

Allows Inventors the ability to safeguard their intellectual property while
they pitch their ideas. Designed to protect an invention for up to 12 months from filing date.

#biz101
Protect your Business Ideas:
#4 - Copyright

Can be used if your business involves original music, videos or written works.
Protect your business idea #5

Create a paper trail

Document your meetings, who you are meeting with, and the purpose.
Put as much in writing and keep your documentation on file.
Protect your business ideas #6

Record your meetings.

In today's digitally connected world, we often meet online through Skype, Zoom, and now @MicrosoftTeams .

Recording your meetings will provide an audit trail.
Protect your business ideas #7

Research.

Do your homework before each meeting.
If the group you're meeting with is involved with constant legal battles, that's a red flag.

#LinkedIn is a goldmine for meeting research.

DM me for the LinkedIn strategies.
If any of these 7 business idea safeguards helped you:

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How can I take more control of my week and not fall victim to distractions?

Use your Sundays as a cheat code to set up a winning week for:

✅Health
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Sundays are huge for setting clear intentional targets.
My process is:
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Did you know that over 80% of businesses are undercharging for their services?

Here's why you need to raise your rates:

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The cost of access to gas, electric, and other utilities also rises each year.

Your rates must rise to support cost of living expenses.
Raising Your Rates Signals High Value or Quality

Low pricing immediately raises suspicion.

Premium rates signify quality, prestige, and luxury for business services.
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“All things being equal, people will do business with, and refer business to, those people they know, like, and trust" - Bob Burg

How can you increase your Know, Like, and Trust factor??
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Let’s start with creating a brand that people Know.
This is creating a consistent presence.

✅Create profiles where your target audience lives
✅Determine *who* your audience is
How do I increase the likability for my brand?

✅Understanding your customers through market research
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One of the most fascinating parts of this game that I love is
watching the young thinkers build business using new rules and tools that didn't exist when I was rising through the ranks.

Here's a few things that Young Entrepreneurs have taught me:

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Time is an illusion.

Older entrenpreneurs (and professionals) pride themselves on "time served". Years of experience, degrees, 20 years in this industry.

Younger entrepreneurs can build a 6 figure business in 6 months by focusing on learning high income skills
Building a presence online is a requirement.

I used to pride myself on having "roots and high credibility in the real world" and delayed investing heavily into online biz.

**The world is online** and if you adapt to this instead of fighting it, you will succeed much faster.
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@realchasecurtis (1/2) Awesome breakdown, @realchasecurtis
To add on, Traffic is one of the most important factors for success online.

Organic traffic describes the number of visitors who find your website using search engines (Google/Bing). This is unpaid.
@realchasecurtis (2/2) Paid Traffic involves involves placing ads on other websites and ad platforms
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Google Adwords, FB Ads are leading examples.
@realchasecurtis Now, from your viewpoint, @realchasecurtis what holds people back from success on Pinterest?
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Twitter for Business Rule:
Develop a consistent online presence on 1 additional social media channel.
Invite your Twitter followers to connect with you on that platform.

Connecting on multiple platforms creates a deeper synergy between your ideas & audience

#onlinebusiness
Why is connecting on multiple platforms such a powerful strategy, Shadeed?

Great question :-)

Each platform has it's own "voice" due to the "culture" of that platform. On Twitter you deliver short, value driven messages that you can expand on other social channels.
#business
The greatest business book ever written on the developing a unique voice for each social channel is Jab, Jab, Jab Right Hook.

It's written by the Kang of Entrepreneurship

Mr. @garyvee

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