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Going international requires careful thought and planning. This article poses a set of questions (by category) for entrepreneurs to answer to prepare them for going abroad for customers and sales. Questions include market and channel issues, product translation and localization, and IP protection.
Small business owners must become literate about their company's books without becoming accountants in order to deal with CPAs, keep on top of operations, and prevent fraud, says the co-founder of an accounting services firm.
Is your business facing the need for additional man power? Does the workload or budget warrant hiring a full-time employee? If not, consider the alternatives covered in this article: temporary help services, employee leasing, professional employer organizations, and service contracting.
In the race to get new medical devices to market, companies encounter FDA speed bumps that slow down the process. But would we really be willing to accept the risks that would accompany fast FDA approvals?
Patents protect inventors and may enrich companies--but the application and registration process may be long and costly. Here are the statutory requirements, plus the basics of an effective patent protection program.
When facing the prospect of litigation, entrepreneurs should be sure to explore all of the options beyond forging ahead to court. This tool is a series of checklists designed to help entrepreneurs conduct a litigation-focused cost-benefit analysis, such as deciding to explore settlement or alternative dispute resolution.
"CODE2040 is a unique and dynamic program that creates access, awareness and opportunities for top minority engineering students to ensure their participation and leadership in the innovation economy." CODE2040 places students in internships with top tech companies and provides them with mentorship, leadership training, and network development.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Web site contains a comprehensive guide, QandA: Small Business and the SEC, that provides a basic understanding about the various ways companies can become public and what securities laws apply.
Compensating contract workers involves negotiating a rate that reflects skills and experience, paying in a timely manner, and possibly offering perks such as professional development, says the founder of a company that develops training manuals. A key is not to treat 1099 workers as employees, the author advises.
All businesses, regardless of type, must comply with statutes and regulations, which come from all levels of government. These include regulations covering occupational safety and health as well as persons with disabilities.
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