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  • Understanding and Utilizing the Impact of Body Language on Business and Interpersonal Re

    Have you ever worked for someone who can change the mood in a room without saying a word? Or had a significant other than can break you down with one look or gesture? How about a sassy niece, nephew, or sibling that can command a room using only their expressions or actions? If you’re like me, the answer is yes! You have encountered these...
  • Corporate Good: the Benefit Corporation

    You may have heard about them – a B Corporation, or Benefit Corporation.  Patagonia, Whole Foods, Ben and Jerry’s, Warby Parker, and Etsy are all examples of them. But what is a Benefit Corporation, really? A benefit corporation has the same legal framework as a traditional for-profit corporation.  A benefit corporation has a board of directors, officers, and shareholders who share ownership in the...
  • 4 Tips to Spring Clean Your Mindset

    You ever go through your closet and see a shirt, a dress, pants, shoes – whatever it may be, that you haven’t worn in years, but for some reason refuse to let it go? “Maybe one day I’ll be invited to a GALA where I will wear this GOWN” Our mental habits are kind of like those clothes we previously loved and can’t bear to get...
  • The importance of Communication between teams

    Communications amongst team members whether it’s a team of two, there, or four is crucial to the success of a company regardless what role each person plays. We often forget that other people can’t read our brains or think the same things we do and we forget to communicate. Here are 5 reasons why communicating amongst team members in a company is important: Effective...
  •  Intellectual Property: Copyright Law 101

    Intellectual property is any innovation, commercial or artistic; any new method or formula with economic value; or any unique name, symbol, or logo that is used commercially. Intellectual property includes copyrights, trademarks, and patents. What is a Copyright?             Copyrights are fundamental rights written in our Constitution. Article 1, Section 8 states, “To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for...
  • Top 5 Employment Law Tips for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

    For most small businesses and entrepreneurs, the time soon comes when it is time to look for someone to help!  Usually this occurs when the business is reaching a level of growth where the founder or owner needs another set of hands to handle the workflow and help push the business to the next level. Too often there is a rush to simply get...
  • NOT JUST FOR ROCK STARS: TRADEMARKS FOR BEGINNERS

    This week’s blog post will outline the basics and the importance of Trademark protection. Because this blog is brief, it is not intended to be fully comprehensive or informative of all Trademark laws, and if you have more questions, please reach out to the DuFord team! The catalyst for this blog was the recent settlement in a case involving the famous band, The Eagles,...
  • Love Yourself First

    How many times have you looked in the mirror and disliked what you saw? I can admit that it happens to MANY people every single day, including myself. Or how about when failed at a task you were presented and beat yourself up for days, even weeks about it or how about when a stranger compliments you and you are shocked at what they...
  • The Importance of Having a Vision

    Vision is possibly one of the most powerful tools to achieving your goals. It provides hope, direction and inspiration for ideas that have consistently been just dreams. Do you have a goal you’ve always wanted for yourself, you’re just not quite sure how to get there? Well, a vision might be exactly what you need to help inspire you to reach your goals and...
  • Starting a Business? How to Know if You Need a Business Entity

    The purpose of today’s blog post is to take some of the mystery out of that question! First, let’s get real.  Sole proprietorships and general or limited partnerships are not business entities in and of themselves.  Also, a “dba” or fictitious business name is not a business entity either.  These are ways of doing business as an individual or group of people without using...