An Entrepreneur’s Trademarking Nightmare

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June 26, 2007 – An update to this article. Adecco has stepped up and made it right by compensating both Turner and donating to a non-profit organization that helps captive elephants. I’m so glad Adecco did the right thing. Many corporations wouldn’t have. If you want to help out Turner and AroundtheWorldin80Jobs.com you can donate to his IndieGOGO project before Friday, August 23, 2013.   “Do I need to register a trademark for my business?” is one of the great dilemmas entrepreneurs face. A lot of us are starting a business on a shoe-string budget, trying to replace a full-time income, or completely bootstrapping a new venture. When every penny you spend feels like a million bucks, shelling out a thousand or more dollars in legal fees to trademark an idea that isn’t making you any money seems a bit … Read More

The Difference Between WordPress.com and WordPress.org

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WordPress.org or WordPress.com?

If you’re confused about the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org, you are not alone! Many people who are looking to move or start their websites on the WordPress platform get a bit lost when they find out there are two WordPress sites. So what’s the difference? WordPress.org WordPress.org is the non-profit foundation that is responsible for developing and maintaining the WordPress platform. When people say you are using WordPress.org, they don’t mean that you have an actual site set up on WordPress.org. They mean you have downloaded the full version of WordPress and are using it to build your website. WordPress is what you call open source, which means that there is no profit-making entity behind it. The code that makes up WordPress core is free and open to anyone to use and develop. There is a huge world-wide community … Read More