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Five ways to grow your startup business on a budget

How can you get your startup off the ground on a limited budget? From technology and marketing, to cashflow and building a website, here is what you need to know.

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Elite Business Magazine (Feb 2013)

Interview is on page 36 – 37

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A limited company is by definition limited in its risk

Its legal status separates the business from its owner’s personal assets. So for a limited company not to trade mark its company name and brand is to increase business risks that could be avoided relatively easily and cheaply.

13 things you need to know about trade marks

If you’re trading in a competitive market alongside lots of other businesses, you might find it worthwhile to get legal protection for your name or logo to prevent other businesses from copying them.

Three words to avoid when naming your business

Choosing a business name isn’t as simple as it may seem at first sight – it’s not just a matter of coming up with something memorable, but also a name that doesn’t infringe someone else’s trade mark.

Freelancers’ Questions: Is my freelance name open to challenge?

Freelancer’s Question: Since graduating from university, I have always gone under the alias of RocketQueenDesign when carrying out freelance design work.

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Risky not to trademark, says expert

It is risky for smaller firms not to trademark, because this means they lack protection from the potential exploitation of their title by other organisations…

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Register trademarks to protect your brands, SMBs urged

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) need to take steps to protect their brands, one industry commentator has claimed.

Trademarks ‘a must’ for businesses

It is folly for businesses to operate without a trademark, it has been claimed.

The importance of a trade mark if you’re selling online

The importance of a trade mark if you’re selling online.

Companies trading online with no trade mark risk livelihoods

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RealBusiness.co.uk

Why you need to register your trade mark in China.

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Use trademarks to protect your brands, SMBs urged

Trading online without a trademark? This could cost you dearly

Freelance UK

Freelancers’ Questions: Who owns copyright in these images?

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The Telegraph

Battle rages over ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ souvenirs.

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Herald Scotland

It’s been a good week for … being buried alive.

Keep calm and carry on

We’re helping small traders fight back against an unfair trade mark registration that threatens their business.

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MusicWeek

MAKE YOUR MIND UP – REGISTER YOUR TRADEMARK!

By Mark Kingsley-Williams, Trade Mark Direct founder.

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Keep calm and carry on

We’re helping small traders fight back against an unfair trade mark registration that threatens their business.

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Contractors’ Questions: Will Companies House protect my company name?

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Video on Smarta

Trade Mark Direct co-founder Mark Kingsley-Williams dispels some of the myths around trade marks in an interview for www.Smarta.com, the site for SMEs and entrepreneurs founded by Theo Paphitis of Dragon’s Den.

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