How to Patent a New Product Idea in the U.S.

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If you’re new to the United States’ patent process, navigating it for the first time can be quite overwhelming. Fortunately, there is an established process for taking an idea from concept to reality, while protecting it against being stolen even before final patent approval is granted. According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the first step is determining which type of intellectual property protection you actually need: a trademark, copyright, or patent. Patents are for new and useful processes or designs. There are three basic types of patents: Continue reading “How to Patent a New Product Idea in the U.S.”

Keeping Employees Motivated

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Keeping employees motivated is one of the key challenges for office management. You want the very best from your employees, and in turn you need to give them the very best in order to ensure that they feel their productivity is valued.

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Startup Smarts: Steps for Creating Your IT Security Program

New businesses have a lot to think about, especially when it comes to security. It’s not as simple as unplugging yourself from the Internet anymore. Most companies need to be connected to conduct business. Here’s how to protect yourself.

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Environmental Responsibility: Easy Ways to Reduce Waste in Your Business Today

Many businesses produce a lot of waste on a daily basis when they could be producing a lot less. Reducing waste is not difficult, and it can actually be very easy – and the benefits can be huge.

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