Entrepreneur Interview: Jill Fahlgren of The Possible Life

Entrepreneur Interview: Jill Fahlgren of The Possible Life

Words of Wisdom From Entrepreneur Jill Fahlgren To connect with Jill or to learn more about The Possible Life, you can reach her here: Website: www.thepossiblelife.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/jillfahlgren Twitter: @jillfahlgren Email: jill@thepossiblelife.com Phone:  312-339-3562 Flourish Counsel:  What kind of business do you run? Jill Fahlgren:  I’m a career transformation coach for miserable, burnt out professionals. You know how a […]

Live Event: Nuts & Bolts of Independent Contractor Agreements

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Live Events | No Comments

Join me for a presentation at the Chicago Innovation Exchange on March 3, 2015 at 5:30pm. Register here. I’ll be discussing what to expect to see in an independent contractor’s agreement and how to protect yourself when preparing one to use with a vendor or reviewing one given to you by a potential customer. We’ll cover […]

Can A Virtual Office Be Used As A Registered Agent?

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Starting a Business | No Comments
Can A Virtual Office Be Used As A Registered Agent?

Many business owners nowadays work from home and use a virtual office to receive mail and conduct in-person meetings.  Because some states (such as Illinois where I practice) make information regarding the business owner public, some people may not want to list their home address as their registered agent address.  So, can a virtual office […]

Lisa R. Carter Selected As 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in News & Articles | No Comments
Lisa R. Carter Selected As 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star

I’d like to share some fantastic news with you. I’ve been named by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top young lawyers in Illinois.  I’m listed on the Rising Stars list in this month’s issue of the magazine. Lawyers are asked to nominate the best attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 […]

Trademark a Color – A Killer Legal Tool To Kickstart Your Marketing Strategy

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Branding | No Comments
Trademark a Color – A Killer Legal Tool To Kickstart Your Marketing Strategy

As a business owner, you have many tools at your disposal to build your brand.   Your marketing strategy is only limited by your creativity.  Now is a good time to consider whether you should trademark a color to distinguish your brand. Many well-known retailers use color as part of their marketing strategy.  Take the Tiffany & […]

What Are The Rules For Unsubscribe Requests?

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in Marketing | No Comments
What Are The Rules For Unsubscribe Requests?

You know you need to include an unsubscribe link in your e mail newsletter.  Here are the rules on how you must honor the unsubscribe request. In last week’s post, we discussed what types of emails require an option to unsubscribe.  The CAN-SPAM Act also governs how you must honor the unsubscribe request and what […]

American Entrepreneur: You Don’t Have To Invent Something To Make Millions Off Of It

American Entrepreneur: You Don’t Have To Invent Something To Make Millions Off Of It

Comer Cottrell didn’t invent the Jheri Curl, but he commoditized and marketed it in a unique way that enabled him to build a multi-million dollar company. In 1970, Cottrell founded Pro-Line Corp., a black hair care company.  Shortly after its founding, the company began selling do-it-yourself Jheri Curl kits.  These DIY kits changed the face […]

Protect Your Brand + Protect Your Wallet

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Promotions | No Comments

The United States Patent & Trademark Office is unveiling a new reduced fee application on January 17, 2015.  If the application meets certain criteria, the regular application fee is reduced by $50 down to $225. I will match the fee reduction with a $50 discount off my regular $550 flat fee for consultation and application preparation.  […]

Do I Need To Include An Unsubscribe Link in My Emails?

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Marketing | No Comments
Do I Need To Include An Unsubscribe Link in My Emails?

  Any marketing book worth its salt these days will tell you to get your prospects’ email addresses and send them targeted correspondence.  You should do this.  You shouldn’t break the law though. When you implement your email marketing plan, make sure you’re obeying the law for providing a mechanism so people can opt-out/unsubscribe from […]