How to Blog Safely and Avoid Infringement of Intellectual Property

How to Blog Safely and Avoid Infringement of Intellectual Property

In my previous post, I looked at the issue of protecting your blog content and identity. This blog briefly looks at some of the issues concerning the inclusion of other people’s materials in your content. As I mentioned in the last blog, as a blogger you need to look in both directions when it comes…Read more »

By Shireen Smith | April 19, 2019
Tips for Bloggers on How to Protect IP

Tips for Bloggers on How to Protect IP

These days, any of us can be a blogger. All you need is somewhere to post your content, and an interesting angle on life – be it sports, politics, travel, food, music, you name it – you can blog your perspective on it. What’s more, you can attract a worldwide audience of thousands or even…Read more »

By Shireen Smith | April 12, 2019
Branding: The Value Of Working Out Purpose

Branding: The Value Of Working Out Purpose

Last week I mentioned how I had found my purpose after committing to think about it by regularly revisiting the question. Branding and Intellectual Property – Why You Should Begin With the End in Mind This took several months. Part of the reason it might have taken so long is that the question was bound up with…Read more »

By Shireen Smith | April 5, 2019
Branding and Intellectual Property – Why You Should Begin With the End in Mind

Branding and Intellectual Property – Why You Should Begin With the End in Mind

“Begin With the End in Mind.” as Stephen Covey put it in the 7 habits of highly effective people. It’s worth taking the time to consider what you ultimately value in life. What really matters to you, and what you hope it all adds up to in the end. Studies have shown that living a…Read more »

By Shireen Smith | March 29, 2019
How to Establish Your Brand

How to Establish Your Brand

When starting a business, you need to think about how to establish your brand. Your brand is what drives your business, a set of promises and assurances that customers should think of when they see or hear your name. It is your unique identity that resonates with your target audience and differentiates you from your…Read more »

By Shireen Smith | March 22, 2019
5 Crucial Points About Trademarks Everyone Should Consider

5 Crucial Points About Trademarks Everyone Should Consider

There are 5 crucial points to know about trademarks that might change your entire approach to branding and trademark registration. I’ll start by answering the question what is a trademark.     What is a Trademark? Trademarks are signs used in business to identify products and services in the market place. Customers can find you…Read more »

By Shireen Smith | March 14, 2019
3 Facts About Copyright Everyone Should Know

3 Facts About Copyright Everyone Should Know

Whether you’re starting out in business, or creating new products and services for your existing business, you’ll want to make sure you’re doing things right, that your actions will set you up for success. Unless you’re purely testing the market in a way where none of what you create needs to endure or be relied…Read more »

By Shireen Smith | March 6, 2019
Is a Brand Intellectual Property? Definition of Brand and Intellectual Property

Is a Brand Intellectual Property? Definition of Brand and Intellectual Property

People often ask the question, what is a brand, or what is intellectual property, and is a brand intellectual property. Before I answer that question let’s look at what the terms mean. A good starting point to understanding what brand and branding mean is to note the word’s origins. It started as a term to…Read more »

By Shireen Smith | March 1, 2019
Zumba: Anatomy Of A Successful Brand

Zumba: Anatomy Of A Successful Brand

Zumba is a dance fitness program that has taken the world by storm. It has become many people’s favoured way of getting fit with as many as 14 million taking weekly Zumba classes, meaning that it has become one of the biggest branded fitness programs in the world. However, Zumba does not stop at classes. …Read more »

By Shireen Smith | February 22, 2019
When Nothing Works Anymore – How Do You Get Cut Through?  

When Nothing Works Anymore – How Do You Get Cut Through?

In a world where there is more and more noise, it can be difficult to be heard. Many of us feel that despite producing awesome content, we’re just not getting through to anyone. To capture anyone’s attention requires more than good content. This is a topic I’ve decided to research and study closely so in…Read more »

By Shireen Smith | February 14, 2019
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