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Building a business to sell? Here's a dousing of cold water to keep you from inflating its value beyond reality. See also the eVenturing Collection "Valuing Pre-revenue Companies" for additional details on a topic dear to nearly every entrepreneur's heart.
Although brands are usually evaluated based on competitive those of competitors, this article points out that customers apply much broader criteria. They use how they feel about your company (even the logo), how they interact with your employees, especially those in customer service reps; advertising, and your name, among many others. Key point: Remember that your customers own your brand, not you. Treat them accordingly.
Extensive research over the past twenty-five years clearly demonstrates that talent is not the driving force behind success. Years of hard work and disciplined "deliberate practice" on a frequent, regular basis are what make the greats great in any field, including business.
Straight from Uncle Sam, these are brief definitions of key intellectual property terms and what they are intended to do. Bonus: a link to the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress.
Webinars from the U.S. Commercial Service and industry trade experts about how your company can increase your international sales.
Video market reports library
We encourage and advocate the use of veteran-owned firms as sourcing resources for our internal and external customers. We promote contracting opportunities for veteran-owned businesses and strongly encourage utilization of these resources to the maximum extend practicable. We have implemented a mentor-protégé program, service disabled veteran-owned small business initiative, and support industry-wide as well as industry specific outreach and training.
San Francisco-based VC, Pascal Levensohn, discusses his use of blogging to establish a connection with entrepreneurs starting new businesses by sharing more than just best practices for venture backed companies. The spiritual and philosophical nature of his blog has created an affinity with his audience and a substantial impact on his business.
Highly informative and practical, this article provides tips from IT managers on managing vendor relationships but can be useful to all any manager. Example: Focus on value and ask the vendors to demonstrate that they can deliver.
This tool addresses the three general approaches to determining fair market value in a company: the income approach, the asset approach and the market approach.
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