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Episode 47: Get Organized and Maximize Productivity with Courtney Lazar

Recap:

Courtney Lazar, joins us live for our The Owning It Podcast!

We’ll discuss how to:
 
💥 Maximize productivity
💥 Effectively organize your biz
💥 Build and train a team that helps support and maintain your biz goals
 
Courtney changed the way I looked at work tasks and empowered me to become EFFECTIVE in my work, not just BUSY at it.

Meet our Guest Expert - Courtney Lazar

This week on Owning It, we have Courtney Lazar (a couple of weeks ago it...

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Episode 46: Become the Leader your Community needs with Elizabeth Henson

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Elizabeth Henson, joins us live for our The Business Growth Advantage show!

Have you ever felt like building a strong community around your brand and the mission seemed impossible? Or even just really, REALLY hard?

You’re not alone, dude.

So many of us want MORE than just followers.

Seeing that number grow can definitely feel good, because you know that your message is getting out there, BUT… is it really affecting those followers in the way you hope? Do they understand...

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Episode 45: Jam Session | Team Building Tips

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Come hang out with my teammates Caitlyn and Jaime as we discuss everything team building, strategy, and business!

Show Notes

00:55 - This week on Owning It
01:49 - Meet the (part of) team!
04:19 - Consistency with our Core Values
08:03 - Try to have transparency by going on vacation
11:10 - Planning around team members taking time off
13:11 - Do your due diligence and have conversations
15:44 - Actually start building a team, hiring a VA
20:05 - The importance of...
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Episode 44: Getting Consistent Clients with Ellen Yin

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Joey's bud Ellen Yin joins us live for our The Business Growth Advantage show!
 
Imagine Marie Kondo (you know, the “joy/no joy” house organizing genius) as a marketer… that’s who Ellen is: a marketing minimalist who helps you cut through the overwhelm of shiny objects and ditch all the confusing, conflicting marketing strategies you’ve been told.

Meet our Guest Expert - Ellen Yin

This week on Owning It, we have Ellen Yin and we talk...

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Episode 43: MOST Trademarks FAIL...Here's why!

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"But wait ... can't I just file a thing and get a trademark?"

"This trademark application looks super simple. What could go wrong here?"

GAHHHHHH!!!!

Listen - I get it. I'm all for keeping things simple in business. And it can be SO EASY to overcomplicate things. (Don't you just hate it when lawyers always respond to your questions with, "It depends"?)

But the truth is that most trademark applications run into some kind of roadblock along the way. And if you decided you want to...

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Episode 42: Walmart takes on Kanye!

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Have you guys seen the trademark news about Walmart and Kanye!?

At first I thought it was just another ridiculous Yeezy headline… turns out it’s totally legit!

AND it has to do with the number one reason trademark applications get denied.

Show Notes

00:55 - This week on Owning It
01:34 - So what is really happening
04:19 - Intent to use application
04:41 - Notice about position
06:26 - What can I learn from Kanye's lawyers
09:13 - ...
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Episode 41: What is the REAL cost of a rebrand?

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I've spent the better part of my career helping entrepreneurs and biz owners LEGALLY protect their brands.

It's my passion and the whole reason I went out on my own to start Indie Law, my trademark law firm.
 
And It started because I kept seeing the same scenario play out over and over - a biz owner who had invested their own money, countless hours of work, and plans for the future into their business... lost it all OVERNIGHT due to a forced rebrand.

Rebrands can happen for...
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Episode 40: Can a hashtag be a trademark?

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With so many businesses shifting to social media exposure to grow their businesses, I've started to get this question a lot - "I've been using this hashtag for my biz and people seem to love it and associate it with my brand. So... can I trademark it?"

Well, I'm happy to report that I have the answer!

And it may seriously surprise you.

Show Notes

00:57 - Is it possible
03:24 - If I can, do I need to do it
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Episode 39: So you've decided to hire Indie Law (yay!!)... What’s next??

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Hiring a lawyer to take care of your trademark is a big decision!

And one of the most important decisions that you can make for your brand.

It’s an investment that shows you believe in your brand enough to protect it FULLY and that you’re ready to show up 100% for your biz.

But what happens AFTER you make that decision and invest in a trademark package??

Show Notes

00:54 - So what really happens next?
02:27 - The Indie Law timeline
05:09 - The Trademark Office timeline
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Episode 38: The search of your trademark reveals it isn't strong enough.

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Okay bud, let’s set the stage…

You’ve hired Indie Law to handle your trademark..

You’ve given us the name, slogan, or logo you want protected..

And we’ve done our comprehensive search for it..

BUT, there’s a snag: our findings show that there are too many red flags with that specific trademark and we don’t recommend moving forward with it.

And you're like...Uuuh WTF!?

Dude. I get it. That’s worst-case-scenario for you (and most other biz...

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