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Saturday Side Hustle: Short Supply on Memorial Day?


When goods are in short supply, someone usually sees that as a business opportunity. In 1924, when there was a shortage of poppies used to celebrate Memorial Day, which came mainly from France, someone saw an opportunity to do something charitable. The first artificial poppy factory was opened in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and it employed out-of-work veterans to make artificial poppies to substitute for the real thing. As we thank all of those who have served this Memorial Day, I also want to thank all of you who read SSH and welcome any suggestions you have to make it better. Have a great holiday weekend! 

Back to Basics

Many businesses are developed by entrepreneurs out of their garages, during off-hours and on weekends. Our Saturday Side Hustle journey started off with venturing into the food industry, moved into trademarks, and even music! I think the more interesting ideas typically start this way which is why I decided to start this series to highlight the legal issues associated with some of the most popular side hustle ideas I’ve heard, but now I want to hear from you!


What kind of topics would you most like to read about in the Saturday Side Hustle?


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Scott Lloyd is a registered patent attorney who specializes in intellectual property counseling and commercialization work. He has served as a technology commercialization specialist and advisor to companies in a diverse array of markets, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food and beverage, specialty chemicals, technology, and engineering. In addition, Mr. Lloyd spent ten years as in-house general counsel to small and mid-sized companies, where he managed corporate matters and resolved commercial disputes in addition to intellectual property strategy, and now serves in the same capacity for entrepreneurial clients. He serves as counsel to small and mid-sized business owners seeking to implement growth strategies and succession plans.

While in house, Mr. Lloyd has also contributed to the successful formation of international affiliates of domestic businesses as well as a $400,000,000 business acquisition.


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