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Finding Self-Love: 5 Tips for Scheduling R&R

Posted by Lisa Taylor Powers on Jan 2, 2019 9:01:00 AM

As entrepreneurs, it’s easy to forget to show ourselves some love and care. In 2019, self care is the new black. :)


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Client Spotlight: VenturePad Coworking Community

Posted by Lisa Taylor Powers on Feb 28, 2017 8:15:11 AM




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A Legal Perspective for Entrepreneurs: Benefit Corporations

Posted by Lisa Taylor Powers on Dec 14, 2016 4:11:00 AM

We continue our series on Legal Perspectives for Entrepreneurs in partnership with the dynamic group of ladies behind the law firm, Smith, Shapourian and Mignano LLP, an all-female practice in San Francisco, California that helps small businesses understand their legal requirements. In our previous posts, we’ve discussed becoming a sole proprietorship vs. a LLC company and most recently, we’ve learned the importance of having website privacy policies in place. Today, we will find out what a benefit corporation is and how it might be the right choice for your company.

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A Legal Perspective for Entrepreneurs: Website Privacy

Posted by Lisa Taylor Powers on Dec 7, 2016 4:05:00 AM

 

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A Legal Perspective for Entrepreneurs: Sole Proprietorship vs. LLC

Posted by Lisa Taylor Powers on Dec 1, 2016 7:56:00 AM

Sometimes when you start a business and it begins to take off; you can be overwhelmed by how quickly everything begins to roll. Before you know it, you can be signing deals, moving products and making money in the blink of an eye. (If you're felling a little unorganized, read this.) All of that is exciting but it can sometimes mean you haven’t covered all of your legal bases.

Though entrepreneurs usually have a great grip on the law (and sometimes even have legal counsel on staff) when it comes to handling liability, protecting personal assets and remaining compliant with the state, there are other issues like operating agreements and website privacy policies that can go unnoticed and add up to a whole lot of trouble if they’re not taken care of. The law is a revolving process that needs to be maintained and groomed throughout your business life.

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How Do You Know When It's Time To Rebrand?

Posted by Lisa Taylor Powers on Jun 30, 2016 11:32:04 AM

My business name, The Hive Marketing came to be as a result of a change in my business. The ideals, values and vision for my brand has shifted slightly, so it ws time to reflect that in my name and logo. The move into a more collaborative model, working with other talented solopreneurs to achieve great results for our clients, meant a move away from using my name in my businesses' name. Secondly, I felt the need to give my business it’s own persona. I want this company to stand on its own, for SEO purposes and beyond. Read more about my new name in this blog post.  

So how do you know when it's time for your company to rebrand? Truly, the step to rebrand is a significant one. It's a commitment that you shouldn't take lighlty, however at the same time, you don't want to be left holding on to a public view that is no longer working for your vision, target market and business.

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Topics: entrepreneur tips, Branding, rebranding, rebrand

Spring Cleaning

Posted by Lisa Taylor Powers on Apr 13, 2016 3:00:00 PM

 

When you think of spring cleaning, what comes to mind? Shaking out those rugs, cleaning those dust bunnies? What about spring cleaning your business? Which activities are necessary to maintain and clean, lean, efficient business?

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Topics: entrepreneur tips, spring cleaning

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