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How to Make Your Niche Follow You Anywhere
Friedmann Susan
2/14/2009
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Some of the most powerful resources that improve your accessibility - without losing precious time - are online. The web is your platform to create and sustain key relationships.

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A Little Like Having a Child
Friess John
6/10/2002
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The launch of a new product is analogous to the birth of a child, necessitating commitment, preparation, the ability to set a date against which to measure progress, and finally delivery, writes the author. Illustrative are scenes from this entrepreneur's introduction of physician-approved videos aimed at educating patients about their diseases.

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Focus on the Value of Patents
Fuscoe John M
8/1/2006
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Many patents are valuable assets and are worth the time and money spent in obtaining them. This topic overview asserts entrepreneurs should undertake an objective analysis of a potential patent's value prior to filing an application to avoid investing in a possibly worthless asset.

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Joint Product Development - Who Owns What?
Fuscoe John M
12/1/2006
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When getting ready to engage with a strategic partner, entrepreneurs should enter into a written agreement when working with these partners to ensure, among other items, the proper assignment of invention terms and various representations and warranties.

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Responding to an Unsolicited Buyer
Galliath Andre
7/1/2006
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Entrepreneurs often receive unsolicited offers to sell their business. Many offers are not worth your time. Instead, be attentive to a query from a company or individual with acquisition criteria that is rigorously designed to benefit both parties.

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Negotiating the Tech Transfer Process
Garner William J
6/1/2006
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This entrepreneur's case study on a biopharmaceutical company shows the critical role negotiations play in commercializing technologies. He organizes tech-transfer negotiations into three phases: trust-building, intellectual property negotiations, and post-licensing.

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Program aims to increase faculty startup companies
Geiser Alex
5/5/2010
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A new program within UT’s Office of Technology Commercialization will increase the number of startup companies the University produces, despite the fact that UT-Austin already generates more ventures than any other institution in the UT System.

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Attracting the Next Generation
George Bill
7/22/2010
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America finds itself confronting a host of problems - from environmental crises to reform on Wall Street, Congress has no shortage of pressing issues to tackle.

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Innovation Can Unlock Job Growth
George Bill
7/22/2010
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Bill George, a Harvard business professor and the author of '7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis,' puts forth some proposals to revive employment growth in a declining job market.

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When Bad Loans Happen to Good Entrepreneurs
Gershun Martha
8/1/1999
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Accepting a loan from the most respectable source of business financing--namely a commercial bank--is a mistake for some entrepreneurs, argues the author, who recounts the tale of her company's demise subsequent to her signing a bank loan with overly stringent terms. She includes four pointers that can help you flag loans likely to go bad.

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