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Shadeed Q. Eleazer @mrshadeed
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"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.


#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:

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.

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


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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