Share Your Business Facebook Posts On Your Personal Page

I occasionally create simple tutorials on computer issues that friends and family come to me with, since showing them how to do certain things helps them more than trying to explain it over the phone. I also like making these tutorials because often I end up learning something new. For instance, sometimes I am asked how to do something that I don’t know how to do. Doing the proper research and creating a tutorial helps me learn how to do it as well as helping others learn. It’s a win-win!

This first tutorial I will be explaining is the method I have found for sharing your Facebook business page posts on your personal Facebook page. This is actually an issue I ran into and while doing the research for how to accomplish it, a family member expressed interest. Hence the tutorial!

The first step is, while logged into your personal Facebook page, use the search bar at the top to search for your business Facebook page. In this image you can see I am logged in as Haley Holland and I am searching for my business page, Holland Design:

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Click on your business name:

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And find the post you would like to share. In this image I have found the post where I shared my blog post “My Journey Into Graphic Design”:

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When you click on “share” at the bottom of the Facebook page, this window pops up. See where it says “On a Page you manage”?

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Click on “On a Page you manage” and change it to “On your own timeline,” then click “Share link”:

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And TA-DA! “Haley Smith Holland via Holland Design.”

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I know this may not be the only method for how to do this so please, if you have your own method you would like to share go right ahead! You can tell us or add a link to it in the comments below. Thanks for reading!

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To Trademark or Not To Trademark?

I have recently been looking into trademarking some custom t-shirt designs for both my own retail purposes as well as for other businesses that I currently design for. This is new territory for me and I have found it to be completely confusing and difficult! Not only does there appear to be no practicing Intellectual Property lawyers in Alaska, but the whole process itself also sounds intimidating. No wonder the United States Patent and Trademark Office recommends using a lawyer to get you through the process!

For anyone else who might be interested in trademarking a brand or slogan the best service I have found is The Trademark Attorneys. They will hold your hand through the process for $1,500.00 or you can fill in an online application and pay a reduced price of $770.00 ($445 in lawyer fees plus $325 per class of item).

There are still a lot of unanswered questions and in my quest to answer them I will be posting the answers to the blog. For instance, apparel appears to be one class of item, so what if I wanted to print on mugs, mouse pads, or tote bags? Does that mean I will have to pay an additional $325 for these classes of items? I hope not!

There is a lot of confusion in the differences between copyrights, trademarks, and even between trademarks (TM) and registered trademarks (®). A design is technically copyrighted as soon as it is designed, but anyone can take it and alter it to suit their own purposes. Registering the copyright can help if any future legal issues arise. Trademarks are used more for a word, symbol or name used to identify the source of a good, like the Nike “swoosh” or the Coca-Cola logo. It is this type of mark, a registered trademark, that I am seeking to establish a whole apparel brand that my husband and I can bring to market. As I said before, to help others on the same road I will be posting further updates of the process as we move forward with our designs and our ideas.

Until then we will be adding TM to our design to help establish our ownership of the original design, and to avoid legal issues of illegally using the registered trademark symbol ®!