9 Steps to Legally Protect Your Business, Part 1

getting started llc trademarks Aug 30, 2022

This is part 1 of a 3-part series that covers 9 steps to legally protect your online business. This episode will help you avoid accidentally infringing on someone else's trademark with your business name and protect your personal assets from the risks of doing business.

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Key Takeaways

  1. Make sure your business name is available in your state and is not already a registered trademark before you go all in on your branding and marketing.
  2. Be intentional when choosing your business entity. By default, your business is a sole proprietorship and you have zero liability protection. If you have personal assets you want to protect, consider forming an LLC.
  3. Get an EIN from the IRS. If you have an LLC, this is not optional. If you're a sole proprietor, it's a great option to keep your Social Security number private.


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