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Data from Clutch shows a movement towards more inventive company names in response to domain and trademark limitations

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It takes courage to start a new business. While your initial mission may be to make money, a point will come when you'll have to change tactics. You'll have to switch from offense to defense. If offense is making money, then defense is

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Millennials are a driving force in today's consumer world. With the millennial generation making up about one fourth of the American population, they have a big hand in the consumer world. Companies, from the auto industry to the work out gear world,

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