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The Importance of Patents: It Pays to Know the Patent Rules
9/6/2007
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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.

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The Scientific Way to Determine the Price of Your Products or Service
9/20/2007
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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.

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The Art of Commercialization
9/6/2007
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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.

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Thoughts on Patent Litigation in 2006
9/20/2007
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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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What's Your Brand?
11/8/2007
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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.

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Moving from Customer Service to Customer Satisfaction
1/9/2007
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Companies need to generate customer service and customer satisfaction-two different things-to drive increased customer loyalty, according to this article. Entrepreneurs should ask their customers whether they would do business with them again and whether they would recommend them to others.

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Protecting Intellectual Property
1/25/2007
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Every business has some form of intellectual property. Have you identified your intellectual property? This article will help you identify and protect these valuable assets.

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Intellectual Property Checklist
1/22/2007
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This tool guides entrepreneurs through a simple checklist to help identify intellectual property and to develop action steps to begin protecing it.

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Pricing Policies
1/22/2007
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This tool will help entrepreneurs evaluate the many pricing policies available that can help attain pricing goals.

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Rocket Man
1/19/2007
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How can you come up with innovations as a scientist would? You need to dream big, come up with an expansive set of goals, and then break your plan down into a series of simple steps. Also put in place the best possible team and be sure to develop your plan B.

Go To Source (www.indystar.com)

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