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The 2010 State New Economy Index
The Kauffman Foundation
11/17/2010
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Summary:

While every state continues to experience the impacts of the economic downturn and resulting recession, it will be many years before we understand the full nature and causes of theĀ financial crisis. But it appears that one of the contributing factors to both the crisis and the anemic nature of the recovery has been the weakened position of the U.S. economy in global markets. This relatively untold story of the recession and recovery is, in fact, perhaps one of the major developments in the U.S. economy, one that will have significant impacts on state economies for decades into the futureā€”particularly if the nation continues to ignore the issue.

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Terms and Acceptance Document
2/1/2007
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This example of a terms and acceptance document covers a quotation/proposal for a vendor to a contracting firm. Terms include scope of work, time estimated to do the work, and a clause prohibiting the hiring of the vendor's staff.

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Technology Feasibility Assessment and Plan
8/1/2006
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This tool allows entrepreneurs to assess their progress developing their companies' technology and to create a plan to ensure its viability and protection.

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Supporting Growth Checklist
3/12/2007
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This tool will help you understand what systems you will need to invest in and replenish on a regular basis.

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Success Measurements Worksheet
2/21/2007
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This tool will help establish success measurements and goals to be used in your Operations Plan.

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Start-Up Business Plan Checklist
4/27/2007
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This tool will help you identify areas in your start up business plan that need additional atttention before it is complete.

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Six Legal Forms of Business
4/27/2007
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There are six primary legal forms of doing business. This article will help you understand the basics and better communicate your needs with your attorney and accountant.

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Selecting Consultants and Contractors Worksheet
9/1/2007
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Just as with hiring internal managers and staff, using external support requires careful planning and selection. Before you select a consultant or contractor, determine your budget, scope of work, timeline, measures for success, and other resources available to support the people who will do the work. Use this worksheet to help you think through important issues and to guide you in the selection process.

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Screen Growth Opportunities
9/20/2006
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Using the four basic growth strategies--Market Penetration, Market Expansion, Line Expansion, and New Business Development--this tool helps identify potential growth opportunities for a business.

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Sample U.S. Patent Filing
8/1/2006
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This document is a sample of an actual filed patent, and includes key sections such as product abstract, diagrams, and detailed description of the invention.

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