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Explore the Entrepreneurship.org Resource Center to find resources. Designed with entrepreneurs in mind, our resource center allows you to find materials to grow great ideas.
This link is itself a collection of useful links offering a wealth of information about managing products and services.
A market analysis helps to determine whether the marketplace needs a new product or service. This article outlines the process for developing a marketing plan and offers additional resources to help gather useful information.
In today's world of "consumer generated media" (CGM) that are in effect "market conversations," aggressive listening becomes an essential skill of marketers. This blog-like article is not as succinct as it could be but the concept is worth understanding and putting into practice.
This article is worth reading as background for entrepreneurs developing new technology-related products or services. Clearly written without unnecessary legalese, it offers a glimpse of the challenges facing technology-development work.
An overview of pricing based on value to the customer instead of cost to the producer, this article provides both theory and examples of the theory at work. It's a quick, useful read.
This article is to-the-point and practical with a couple of valuable tips. If you're on a budget, look into "provisional patents." Always seek out an attorney in the special intellectual property niche you're in, not just an IP generalist.
Do you have great technology you want to get to the street? Author and entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki outlines just how to do it right--and how to do it wrong. Lesson number one: consumers don't buy technology. They buy products.
This article quickly and clearly helps inventors and entrepreneurs understand the overall patent process and some of its pitfalls. (US patents are good only in the US, for example, not other countries.) If you're inventing or working with visionary technology, be sure to read this article before telling the world about your achievement.
Setting prices that yield profits means testing and monitoring. Test offers for responsiveness and for cost effectiveness. Monitor competitors to stay one step ahead (or keep up!) and suppliers to reduce costs as much as possible.
Dan Bricklin, co-creator of VisiCalc (the first spreadsheet program for personal computers) and an accomplished entrepreneur, conducts an in-depth discussion with himself on the complexities of patent law and patent litigation. If you're headed that way, it's an informative read for you . . . and probably your lawyer, too.
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