What does it take to start a business? It definitely takes determination, perseverance, and confidence. However, in addition to investing your hard earned money, if you want your business to succeed, you need to learn about the vital importance of minimizing risk and maximizing profits.
Fortunately, this can be accomplished by analyzing the operation of your business, your short and long term goals, and discussing the risks associated with your particular industry. The structure of your business can make the difference between every year saving money in taxes and/or exposing yourself, as an individual, to all the potential liability of the business.
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– Steve Jobs
The main purpose of forming an entity (LLC, Corporation, etc.) is to shield and protect your personal assets from creditors. This protection is afforded to the business owner and not the business itself. So, at this point you may be asking yourself, how do you protect your business?
One way is to protect all your intellectual property. According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), “A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others.”
In simpler terms, a trademark is your what your customers recognize as your brand. This can be in the form of a word, a design, or a combination of both.
Our law firm, PereGonza The Attorneys ®, has helped many businesses protect their trademarks and we could do the same for you.
– Jeff Bezos
Copyrights go to the heart of your work and the content that your business creates and sells. Wether you produce videos, music, or any form of tangible art, your business may be able to benefit from copyright protection.
Unfortunately, the internet and social media lends it itself to copyright abuses. Your work can be disseminated and spread throughout to the point that it may land in the hands of the wrong person. There’s too much at risk to not protect your valuable content. Your business needs these protections, and we can help you.