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#THRIVEable Friday: Online Traction, Trademarks and Goodreads

If only… Did someone hit fast-forward this summer? As excited as I am for fall weather and the return of the Pumpkin Spice Latte (who can resist?), it’s sad to see the season go. Before we log off for Labor Day weekend, we’re delivering the latest in our #THRIVEable Friday series, our roundup of articles, links and info to kick off the post-summertime grind with a bang. Have a happy and safe holiday weekend! Entrepreneurship…LIKE A BOSS. Build Awareness Online. A key part to growing a successful startup is generating awareness of your brand’s product or services. In this day

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If only…

Did someone hit fast-forward this summer? As excited as I am for fall weather and the return of the Pumpkin Spice Latte (who can resist?), it’s sad to see the season go.

Before we log off for Labor Day weekend, we’re delivering the latest in our #THRIVEable Friday series, our roundup of articles, links and info to kick off the post-summertime grind with a bang.

Have a happy and safe holiday weekend!

Entrepreneurship…LIKE A BOSS.

Build Awareness Online.

A key part to growing a successful startup is generating awareness of your brand’s product or services. In this day and age, that means driving traffic to your website and spreading the word through public relations or marketing efforts. If you’re new to entrepreneurship, you’re in luck – this list of tips from Entrepreneur gives advice for gaining traction online so your business can grow.

Trademarks – They’re a Thing.

You’ve come up with the perfect brand or product name and you’re ready to roll out, right? Maybe not. Your next step is to make sure the name is available and isn’t trademarked by another company or organization. Confused by trademarks? You’re not alone. This article gives a basic background of what to know about trademarks to save you time and money.

Haters Gonna Hate.

If there’s one thing that’s almost a given in the digital world, it’s that the haters will find you sooner or later. Whether it’s a review of your product, a comment on a social media site or an angry email to you directly, critics will show up. You probably already have policies set for how to handle these from a business standpoint, but what about the emotional effects these negative messages cause? This helpful post from Inc.com gives three ways to deal with the haters without breaking something.

Tips and Tools to Empower Your Life

Whether you prefer a digital e-reader or an old-fashioned paperback, reading is a great way to stay knowledgeable, learn new things and unwind after a long day at work (with a glass of wine, of course). Team Belle is constantly on the lookout for our next read, which is why we love using Goodreads, an online hub for everything literary. Make a list of books you want to read, review your favorites and get recommendations based on what you’ve already read. The Goodreads app makes it easy to take along to the library so you don’t forget what title you meant to grab. Read on, friends!

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Enjoy your long weekend!

–Megan and Team Belle

Heather Allen

Belle's first employee. Lover of great food, good books and spreadsheets. Mom of three. Native Floridian and city girl residing in the cornfields of central Illinois.