Trade Secrets: The “Dark Side” of Intellectual Property

Trade secrets are just that….secret. They help you do business by giving your products or services an edge over the competition’s. I call them the “dark side” of intellectual property because the term applies to information kept in the dark to outsiders. And it sounds cool. Here is a brief explanation of trade secret basics and how they can apply…

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The City of Austin’s Resources for Freelancers: October Meeting Recap

Austin is a great place to be a freelancer. It was even ranked #4 in the nation for freelance work by NerdWallet. The City of Austin government does its part with a wealth of resources available to help freelancers and other small business owners. Their Small Business Development Program (SBDP) offers free and low-cost classes on a variety of topics…

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The Tao of Freelancing

I’m in the freelance business—freelance fiction copyediting, to be exact. It isn’t exactly a profession where I can expect to retire with a gold watch (did I mention I’m writing a novel, too?). The book world—and the future of work in general—have been undergoing rapid change. Flexibility and, in turn, uncertainty are the name of the game, now more so…

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