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Commercial Lending for Emerging Companies
Sherman Andrew J
7/1/2004
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No growing company survives and prospers without some debt component on its balance sheet whether it's a small loan from family or friends or a line of credit from a regional commercial lender.

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Leveraging Intellectual Capital Through Franchising
Sherman Andrew J
8/1/2004
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Executed well, franchising can be a solution to the challenge of harvesting intellectual capital to achieve the goal of driving business growth. If it is right for your company, consider making it work, the author says.

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Legal and Strategic Challenges for Life Science and Biotech Companies
Sherman Andrew J
5/1/2005
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If met thoughtfully and thoroughly, challenges faced by entrepreneurial companies in the life sciences can be turned into opportunities for significant economic gain and a lasting contribution to mankind.

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Understanding the Legal and Strategic Issues in Entrepreneurial Outsourcing
Sherman Andrew J
6/1/2005
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Outsourcing provides a solution to a wide variety of tasks that may not be efficient for a company to handle itself, especially an early-stage business that needs to focus on its top priorities.

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Choosing the Right Growth Strategy
Sherman Andrew J
7/1/2005
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Given rapidly moving changes in our marketplace, the challenge for the entrepreneurial company is how and when to grow. And this leads to other major questions that can be difficult to answer. What strategies should be used to facilitate growth? How do you know whether these strategies are appropriate for your business?

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An Overview to Buy-Sell Agreements
Sherman Andrew J
1/1/2006
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This introduction provides a basic overview of buy-sell agreements and describes the three basic types.

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Key Buy-Sell Issues for Rapid Expansion
Sherman Andrew J
1/1/2006
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A buy-sell agreement that properly anticipates all of the challenges and dynamics of rapid expansion is a must. The author asserts many entrepreneurs often are so excited to get the company started that the details typically addressed in a buy-sell agreement are overlooked.

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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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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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The Importance of Periodic Intellectual Property Audits
Sherman Andrew J
8/1/2006
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Entrepreneurs often fail to take inventory of the Intellectaul property assets they have developed and as a result tend to under-leverage these assets. To ensure continued business growth, it is critical for entrepreneurs to consider a periodic intellectual property audit and strategic analysis.

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