Trademarks are Essential for Your Business

March 15, 2014

Establishing a strong brand is important to business success and a trademark can become one of your company’s most valuable assets.

If your company, however, has not taken the steps to ensure that its name and any other trademarks are available for use, it may be forced to stop using a mark or worse yet, change its name. This could be devastating to business, especially after much time and equity has been put into building a brand.

Additionally, once it is determined that these names and/or marks are available, protecting the brand is of equal importance. Many small businesses overlook these important steps in creating and securing their brand.
Your brand is your identity and an important part of your marketing strategy. Having a federally registered trademark increases your credibility in your market, and enables you to prevent others from using your mark or a mark similar to yours in a manner that could harm your business.

Some Benefits of Trademark Registration are:

• Federally registered trademarks are protected throughout the United States rather than in one state.

• Federal registration provides evidence that you own your trademark. If you ever sue someone for trademark infringement, this fact will save you a great deal of time and legal fees.

• As an owner of a federally registered trademark, you are entitled to “treble damages”, which means you can recover three times your actual damages from the trademark infringer.

• You may also be able to recover any profits that the defendant earned while infringing your trademark, as well as any attorneys fees you incur during litigation.

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The process of trademark and design registration doesn’t need to be expensive or confusing. Attorney Karmen A. Booker of Compu-Perfect Professional Services can complete the registration application on your behalf and is offering a 15% Discount until April 15, 2014. CALL (301) 408-1082.

Attorney Booker has been providing the following services for 18 years:

• Business formation (Corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLC’s) and Nonprofit Organizations)
• Contract Drafting and Reviewing
• Trademark Search and Registration
• Completion of the 501(c)(3) application for nonprofit organizations
• Grant Research and Writing
• Estate Planning

(Please view my website at http://www.compuperfect.net/ ).
Call me at (301) 408-1082 or email me at kbooker1000@yahoo.com so that I can help you “Move on the Road to Greater Business Success”.


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February 20, 2014

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3 Components of Turning Your Passion into a Profitable Business

January 8, 2014

I’ve been in the business world for more than ten years now, and along the way I’ve noticed a couple of things about passionate individuals and profitable businesses.

First, they are usually very generous with their time, money, work, and connections.

Second, they understand the three components we’re about to talk about below.

What does it take to have your passion turn into a profitable work?

Well there are three components; I think you need to have your passion turn into profitable work.

#1: What is it you’re passionate about?

Certainly you’ve met people who have a clear passion. They can’t wait to get up in the morning and get started on their work. They are eager, enthusiastic, understand their purpose and are committed to living it out. That kind of passion comes from knowing what you were born to do. Come follow me around for a day or to – and then decide if I’m passionate about my work.

Passion helps you get more done is less time. It helps you make better decisions with less stress and indecision.

When you know your passion and have work that expresses that passion you become a magnet for others – people who are willing to hitch their wagon to your enthusiasm. You will become a lightning rod for not only your own efforts, but you will focus the talents and abilities of those around you – and your work will be magnified with little effort. People want to be connected to something big – something that will make a difference.

Working on your own without passion is exhausting. Your best efforts cannot stop the slow drain of energy and life. You don’t get the strength of those around you – you have a big leak in your own bucket.

A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position. – John Maxwell

#2: What can you do with Excellence?

(Your Skills & Abilities) Yes, you must have the ability to do your job, but keep in mind that skill or ability alone will not necessarily lead to a sense of purpose and fulfillment. Many people have demonstrated the ability to do something well and yet are miserable in doing it day after day. By the time your 25 to 35, you probably have the ability to do 150 to 200 things. Skill areas could include marketing, budgeting, computer programming, serving customers, accounting, supervising, counsel, training, writing, organizing, designing, etc.

Be undeniably good. When people ask me how do you make it in show business or whatever, what I always tell them and nobody ever takes note of it ‘cause it’s not the answer they wanted to hear — what they want to hear is here’s how you get an agent, here’s how you write a script, here’s how you do this — but I always say, ‘Be so good they can’t ignore you.’ If somebody’s thinking, ‘How can I be really good?’, people are going to come to you. It’s much easier doing it that way than going to cocktail parties.” — Steve Martin

#3: What is your Economic Model? How are you going to make money?

It seems that every day I talk to or receive mail from someone who is starting another non-profit business or ministry and wants me to contribute money. And along with that, there is usually the implication that the non-profit has a higher calling and Godliness than any business that makes money could possibly have.

“Do you really think that just because an organization lists itself as non-profit that they are doing work that is more worthwhile than a regular for-profit one?”

No, what I see is that many people ignore the foundation for making any non-profit or ministry great and simply hope that others will fund their lack of business skills and inefficiency. Lacking clarity in any of those will cause you to fail. So how do non-profits bypass having a clear Economic Model?

No non-profit business or ministry should exist simply to exist. In a recent Fast Company article (Why Charities Should Die) Nancy Lublin said, “A non-profit exists to cure something, address an issue, or elevate the status of a group of people; if and when that’s achieved, we should be done.”

If the purpose has been accomplished, new methods have made it obsolete, no self-sustaining economic model is in place, or management is ineffective, any organization should cease to exist. Don’t expect to use guilt or pity as your method of funding your operation. Ethical capitalism is an honorable form of doing good in the world.

And no, being unemployed for a long period of time is probably not God’s way of telling you to start a non-profit. Prove you can make money in the real world and you can fund any good works you are drawn to.

When Rabbi Daniel Lapin is asked – “Does God want us to be rich?” He responds by saying “God wants us to be obsessively preoccupied with the needs of others.” And you know what he observes happening when that occurs – money shows up in multiple ways. In Thou Shall Prosper, Rabbi Lapin points out that money is a testament to your having served another human being. “Having money is not shameful; it is a certificate of good performance granted to by your grateful fellow citizens.”

Too many people shun the idea of making money as evil and believe good can be done only by nonprofits. Unfortunately many individuals who self-righteously bury themselves in nonprofit organizations spend 80 percent of their precious time begging for money in lieu of working on the cause about which they are passionate. Don’t get caught in the illusion that being needy is a necessary framework for helping the world. In fact, it will hamper your ability to do so. Money is like fire: it can burn you and leave you disfigured, or it can keep you warm and safe.

Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn. – Miguel de Cervantes

Having these three components will make your passion more likely to succeed because most people are doomed before they start due to one fact: They ignore these crucial step in the process. So do what you have to do. Print it, pin it, but whatever you do … use it.

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Editing Special

December 31, 2013

I am an Attorney and Business Consultant.  I have a business consulting firm – Compu-Perfect Professional Services, which has been providing the following services for 18 years:

·      Business formation (Corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLC’s) and Nonprofit Organizations)

·      Contract Drafting and Reviewing

·      Trademark Search and Registration

·      Completion of the 501(c)(3) application for nonprofit organizations

·      Grant Research and Writing

·     Editing Services

 

All editors can proofread a document for grammatical and typographical errors, but can they help you tailor your document so that it is persuasive, engaging, polished, and consistent.  I can help you redesign it.  With 20 years writing and editing in business, marketing, and legal industries, my expertise is in business, marketing, public relations, law, fiction and nonfiction.  When you entrust your writing to me, rest assured that you will receive superior and reliable editing services with an excellent turnaround time.  I have written and edited business plans, contracts, newsletters, reports, marketing materials, manuscripts, and proposals.  I’ll give your documents the same careful attention I do my own.  Small and Large projects welcome!

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December 21, 2013

The business world is constantly moving faster and becoming more competitive as time goes on.   Having a Business Consultant is no longer a luxury, but  a necessity.

To help your business thrive…

* A Business Consultant will be able to give a fresh perspective about your business, which in turn will help your company move in a direction that will yield optimum efficiency
* A Business Consultant will Help you Map out a lucrative plan for the future.

* A Business Consultant will evaluate your company

* A Business Consultant will identify problem areas and help you design solutions that will correct or eliminate these problem areas.

* A Business Consultant will help the business owner have more time to devote to other business aspects such as product development and employee training, which will in turn help alleviate some of the stress of day-to-day business activities and procedures.

* A Business Consultant will listen.

A BUSINESS CONSULTANT will help you make your dreams come true.  Attorney Karmen A. Booker has a business / nonprofit consulting firm – Compu-Perfect Professional Services, which has been providing the following services for 18 years:

  • Business formation (Corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLC’s) and Nonprofit Organizations)
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  • Contract Drafting and Reviewing
  • Trademark Search and Registration
  • Completion of the 501(c)(3) application for nonprofit organizations
  • Grant Research and Writing

 

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3 Secrets to Creating an Author Website that Sells Books

December 17, 2013

Many authors struggle with marketing their book effectively so that it leads to sales. Simply having a website with pretty pictures and basic content is not enough these days. Visitors to your site expect more and rightly so. Here are three secrets to having an author website that performs:

Secret Tip #1: Focus On Your Visitors -Not Yourself
.  Although your website is about you, visitors are looking for what’s in it for them. Place content on your site that adds value or solves a problem for the visitor. Providing details so that your potential audience gets to know you better is important, but keep in mind that the reason for visiting your site is purely selfish. Providing free downloads of sample chapters of your book can be valuable content that keeps them engaged with your brand.

Secret Tip #2: Gather Visitor Contact Information 
Collecting email addresses of your website’s visitors is a smart move. Twitter, LinkedIn and other social networks are awesome for communicating, but email is still the most effective means of selling to an audience or informing them of your latest book release. Offering a free download of valuable content is the best way to encourage a visitor to share their email info.

Secret Tip #3: Engage Visitors With Video
 Video embedded on your site’s homepage is proven to help your site’s search engine rankings. Another immediate benefit is that video engages your audience powerfully, and can reach them in a way mere words cannot. Consider posting a video of yourself discussing key points about your book, or answering reader questions. Creating such interesting video content will help build your brand, engage your audience at a deeper level, and sell more books.

Employing these simple tips can really help your author website shine and be more effective in the book selling process. I have partnered with a company that designs websites specifically for authors, and will integrate these secrets in YOUR WEBSITE so you will enjoy more engaged visitors that keep coming back for more.  As you put them in place, you will enjoy more engaged visitors that keep coming back for more.

So CALL Karmen A. Booker at (301) 408-1082 for the creation of your website, which will undoubtedly Build Your Network and in turn Build Your Net Worth.

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