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Is it Time to Sell?
Churchwell Thomas L
7/1/2006
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Most entrepreneurs eventually face the question: is it time to sell my company? The issue often arrives with inadequate time to consider all of the issues. Assume the question will arise and game out possible scenarios.

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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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Strategic or Financial Buyer Options
Muir Rob
7/1/2006
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In choosing to sell his company, the author provided potential buyers with a compelling story of future growth opportunities, profitability, and potential synergies. Above all, the author's experience suggests be patient and know what you want to achieve before you start the process.

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Terms and Conditions of Selling Your Business
Payne William H Bill
7/1/2006
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Selling your company involves an entire set of specific business and legal terms and conditions that relate solely to this transaction and are often new to first-time entrepreneurs. This document contains a helpful list of pertinent terms as well as some issues that the selling entrepreneur might consider before closing the sale.

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Using Investment Bankers to Sell Your Company
Geshwiler James
7/1/2006
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A critical early step in preparing your company for sale is hiring an investment banker to guide you. The ten-point set of guidelines contained in this article will help you recruit and hire the right investment banker.

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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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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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International Protection of Brands and Patents
Sherman Andrew J
8/1/2006
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Entrepreneurs going abroad for sales can protect their IP through an international protocol called the Madrid System. This system allows entrepreneurs to eliminate the need to file separate patent protection applications in each country where trademark protection is required and where they wish to conduct business.

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Jawboning: Stopping Infringement the Easy Way
Payne William H Bill
8/1/2006
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When Bill Payne realized one of his company's patented products was being infringed by a key vendor, he knew he was in a difficult position to protect his patent. Payne and his team explored their options, including litigation, and decided to try and persuade them to stop their patent infringement practice.

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Patent Filing Analysis Checklist
Sherman Andrew J
8/1/2006
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Before attempting to obtain a patent, entrepreneurs can use this ten-point checklist to determine if the benefits of protecting an invention outweigh the costs of prosecuting and protecting it under a patent.

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