How To Copyright My Business Plan – Episode 1 – Should I Copyright my Business Plan? – Part 1
Do you have a Business plan for your business? Are you worried about people stealing your ideas and businesses? Learn the specific tips and scenarios in which it might make sense to copyright a business plan in this episode. Super lawyer Wes Carter from Winters and King Law Firm sits down with business coach Clay Clark (former US Small Business Administration Entrepreneur of the Year) to talk about the specifics of whether or not you should copyright a business plan. Immediately you must ask yourself why do I want to copyright? The first thing to understand is that it is possible to copy write anything that is an original piece of work. This is why authors and writers will regularly copyright the work that day have completed so that they own it outright. Just like an author, you can copyright your business plan. However, when you copyright something it becomes public knowledge. You were required to put it out there and register it with various organizations so that everybody knows that you have copyrighted it. So, in that scenario, it might not be the best idea. Somebody has the ability to take that idea and change it enough so that it becomes a new original piece of work. Business coach Clay Clark gets into it with Wes Carter to talk about the other ways to protect your business plan. If you want to protect your idea, then West Carter and his team are attorneys that might be a good fit for you. Make sure that you take note of this: the idea for a business is not as valuable as the execution required to make the business succeed. The reason why ideas are not valuable is because it requires zero effort in order to have them. However, the execution is going to be the countless hours and weeks and months and years that are required to get your business of into orbit. So with that being said there are plenty of business plans that had previously been try, but never succeeded, because the owners were never passionate enough to see it through. Learn about this and many more legal topics in this episode.