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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.

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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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I am the best guy named Shadeed that you'll ever meet at turning your idea into a profitable biz model.

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