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Tom's Thoughts this week...(20201106)

This week on our blog...

I know it seems like I say this every week but it is really true. This blog is a MUST READ! Daniel Shulman, Shareholder and Intellectual Property attorney at Vedder Price P.C. is our guest blogger this week. And even though my Washington Redskins disappoint me, Dan does not. He gives sound advice and great opinions about navigating the ever-changing legal world of intellectual property. My favortie quote from the blog is " To adapt to any changing circumstance, you need to identify what things are absolutely constant, no matter what happens around them." READ MORE


This week on our podcast...

Do you have Intellectual Property? Is it protected? Dan Shulman, Intellectual Property attorney and my guest on this episode of the Maximize Business Value podcast, and I wholeheartedly agree on the importance of protecting this important company asset and how it impacts the value of your business. Find out what qualifies as intellectual property and how and why you should protect it. We also discuss common mistakes business owners make when it comes to protecting or failing to protect Intellectual Property and how creating a culture of innovation drives business value. Reach out to Dan via email at to get a questionnaire that will help you determine if you have Intellectual Property that needs to be protected. Hope you catch it here or watch us on youtube. No time to read, here is the transcript.


This week on my screen and on my mind...

Culture of Innovation on City Innovation Labs Podcast LINK

If you enjoyed our podcast and blog this week and you want another bite of that apple, here's another podcast about protecting your intellectual property and innovation with our guest, Dan Shulman.

Your Secret Weapon: 'Don't let the Perfect Be the Enemy of the Good LINK

Here's a great article from Entrepreneur on engaging remote employees - definitely a hot topic right now!

While I don't normally promote an upcoming podcast and blog post in advance, I want to encourage every business owner to tune in next week. Our podcast is packed with great year-end planning advice from attorney Cleve Clinton and CPA Susan Bryant, and our blog post is a checklist from Susan including 15 things you need to do before year-end. Don't miss it. Find the Maximize Business Value Podcast wherever you listen to podcasts.




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