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Preparing a Loan Proposal
Sherman Andrew J
2/1/2004
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An important area of financial literacy for entrepreneurs concerns the ability to establish an effective commercial banking relationship and to prepare a loan proposal. No small or growing company survives and prospers without some debt component on its balance sheet.

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Understanding the Various Types of Intellectual Property
Sherman Andrew J
8/1/2006
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This article is a primer for entrepreneurs who need to understand the basics of intellectual property law as a precursor to selecting how to protect their intangible assets, trade secrets and know-how, trademarks and trade names, patents and patent applications, and copyrights.

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Understanding Legal and Structural Issues In Establishing Sales and Distribution Channels
Sherman Andrew J
1/1/2004
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Distributors, sales representatives, and cooperatives are all different venues for enabling entrepreneurial companies to sell their products and services. Understand the similarities and differences, and chose the alternative that is right for your business.

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Evaluating IP: When Does It Make Sense?
Shah Darshan
8/1/2006
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Many entrepreneurs assume IP protection is part of the entrepreneurial process, and often don't ask the right questions to determine if it's the right path for them. In this story, the author shows how his team first identified a market need and a product solution, then considered patenting their product.

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Strategies for Carving Your Niche in a Specialty Business
Seyfert Valorie
4/15/2004
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Carving a niche in a specialty business entails listening to customers for specific needs and becoming known in the industry as an expert or insider, says the cofounder of a broker-dealer that serves credit unions.

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Five questions entrepreneurs must answer to get an investment from West Health
Seper Chris
12/6/2011
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How do medical device startups and other new healthcare businesses get investments? They need to know how to answer some key questions, according to the manager of the West Health Investment Fund.

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Medical mobile apps to play larger role in patients' health -- if doctors let them
Seper Chris
12/5/2011
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Medical mobile apps will be placing patients in closer touch with their own health data, if doctors are willing to give up that control. That was one of the takeaways from a speaker at the mHealth Summit going on in Washington, D.C.

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Why should some medical cities be happy about Occupy Wall Street?
Seper Chris
12/19/2011
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New healthcare businesses in some medical cities may benefit from the Occupy Wall Street movement. Read more about how cities in areas without state incentives for investment could be better off in the near future.

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Tips for life science entrepreneurs on making great speeches
Seper Chris
1/18/2012
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Leaders of biotech companies and other life science businesses need to keep their speeches focused and light on the science. Read more about this and other tips for giving great speeches to investors or anyone else.

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Life science CEOs lose sleep over next hurdle, strategic thinking
Seper Chris
2/29/2012
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Life science entrepreneurs give insight into what they are made of by answering one question. Read more about what keeps life science CEOs up at night.

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