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Describes Wisconsin laws, how to research a trademark and how to register a trademark (Wisconsin and National).
Protect Your Company’s Name With A Trademark
Explains how trademarks can protect a company, what can, cannot be trademarked and how to apply for a trademark.
Competitive Edge: Patents
Explains what a patent is, whether or not a product/idea is patentable and, if so, how to apply for a patent.
Three Ways to Grow Your Business
Discusses ways to promote business as well as addressing reasons why customers no longer frequent a business.
Marketing Yourself from A-Z
Addresses 25 ways to market your small business inexpensively.
Know Your Market
Addresses the steps that need to be taken by a business owner in order to gain more knowledge about the market. Analysis is critical!
How to Craft a Killer Elevator Pitch That Will Land You Big Business
This article will explain the elements of a powerful elevator pitch and then walk you through how to craft yours.
So You Want to Borrow Some Money

Virtually all businesses, at some point, need to borrow money. The question is, how do you convince someone to lend it to you? Although most new ventures are financed by the resources of family and friends, at some point it will be necessary to approach a commercial lender.

What does a lender look for? What criteria do they use? In the past, you would hear about the mysterious “Three Cs of Credit” (sometimes there are even five). That is:

Brand strategy is critical for sales
Branding deserves your attenion and not just a one time event.  Your brand strategy is made up of three components: your brand (name), your logo and your positioning statement.  Learn more.
A Sound Marketing Plan Can Translate To A Road Of Success
A description of how preparing a sound marketing plan (even for small businesses) can help to promote a business. A marketing plan is a critical part of a business plan.

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