Monthly Archives: January 2015

Do Self-Published Authors Make Money?

Many authors will probably agree on the one question they frequently hear from non-authors: Can you really profit from self-publishing? The short answer is absolutely yes. But it takes work, like anything else, and quality is key. The January 2015 … Continue reading

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My Memory of the Challenger Tragedy

It seems like yesterday. I was a chemistry student at the University of Puerto Rico. I was at Dr. Muir’s Inorganic Chemistry laboratory getting ready to go to lunch when the call came in the lab’s black rotary phone by … Continue reading

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Small Business is Here to Stay

Small businesses continue to strive, including independent bookstores, independent film-makers and even small breweries. And they will achieve and maintain their success by focusing on areas that large businesses drop.  Key focus areas are customer experience and differentiation, where the larger companies might … Continue reading

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Traditional vs. Indie Publishing (Updated)

The publishing world can be daunting, so I thought I’d share some of my lessons-learned with writers/writers-to-be who are endeavoring into this world. I will post a series of short articles addressing my own perspectives so far. This is the … Continue reading

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Trademarks

This article generally discusses the legal protection afforded by trademarks, and the logistics and approximate cost to obtain trademark protection. Trademarks are a form of intellectual property. The term Intellectual Property refers to ideas, inventions and words or designs that … Continue reading

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Fictitious Names

Often, for varied reasons, a business decides to operate under a fictitious name. However, obtaining a fictitious name does not mean that the entrepreneur has formed a legal entity. In addition, it does not mean that the name selected has … Continue reading

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Antonio’s Will, A Story of Sacrifice, Love, Tragedy and Injustice

ANTONIO’S WILL, a historical novel by Yasmin Tirado-Chiodini, was released at the end of 2014.  It tells the story of the first Hispanic executed on the electric chair in 1916 at the Sing Sing prison in New York. But the … Continue reading

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Selection and Formation of the Appropriate Legal Entity for a Business

One of the most important aspects to consider prior to starting a business is the decision of selecting the proper legal entity to operate the business. There are various forms of legal entities that can be formed in the United … Continue reading

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First Steps to Start a Business

First Steps to Start a Business To operate a business in the United States, a person must form a business legally, obtain the necessary permits and licenses, establish a system to pay taxes correctly, and follow other required business formalities. … Continue reading

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Welcome to The Tirado-Chiodini Post!

So … I finally decided to try blogging. My goal for the blog is to make it useful for businesses and entrepreneurs, including authors. Being an attorney, entrepreneur and author myself, I would like to share some of my lessons-learned, … Continue reading

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