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Innovation, as a means to foster company growth, is subject to the same threats that face anything new or different, says the author. The challenge is to create a structure that fosters innovation.
The author asserts that when people are doing work that they love (and when the work itself is valued and recognized) then creativity will flourish.
Thomas M. Siebel shares his principles for meeting the complex demands of customers who want to interact seamlessly with companies across various platforms.
This article, from informIT.com, advises doing some hard thinking about how to set pricing for products offered on your eCommerce site.
Boost your bottom line by taking the guesswork out of pricing. You can't make smart pricing decisions without taking your costs, competitors, customers, and salespeople into account. But the right price for a product or service should rest on one thing -- the value that a product or service provides.
This document is a sample legal agreement covering non-disclosure of intellectual property in the context of a potential company sale between two parties.
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.
This tool allows entrepreneurs to assess their progress developing their companies' technology and to create a plan to ensure its viability and protection.
This tool provides questions to help entrepreneurs consider the strategic and tactical pluses and minuses of investing in new product/service development.
Having your company run like a well-oiled machine may not be enough. A company is not a machine, but a living entity. For true organizational alignment, a company needs to understand its sense of self, its values, and how it is perceived in the marketplace. Initiatives coming from a company's core values when matched to customer values have a better chance for success.
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