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Roadmap to starting your own business
10/29/2010
Summary:

This guide is designed as a reference tool for individuals who are considering the path to small business ownership—and for those who have started the journey, but would like additional guidance. Remember that the information presented here is intended only as a starting point. The success of a business venture will require additional information and, most likely, professional advice beyond the scope of this guide.

Go To Source (ocm.od.nih.gov)
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)
SWOT Analysis Worksheet
4/1/2007
File Resource
Summary:

A SWOT analysis helps identify Strengths and Weaknesses and examine the Opportunities and Threats you or your competitors may face. This tools helps you learn more about your competition gain greater insight into the market.

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Safeguarding Your Trade Secrets II: Misappropriation
Sherman Andrew J
1/29/2001
Article Resource
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Taking reasonable steps to protect your trade secrets gives your company a stronger basis for legal action in the event of misuse. Read more to find out what safeguards and remedies are available.

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Sample Non-Disclosure Agreement
8/1/2006
File Resource
Summary:

This document is a sample legal agreement covering non-disclosure of intellectual property in the context of a potential company sale between two parties.

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Sample U.S. Patent Filing
8/1/2006
File Resource
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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.

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Search for Trade Events
10/29/2010
Summary:

This searchable list includes all official trade missions and trade events sponsored by the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Go To Source (www.export.gov)
Secondary Research
FastTrac
3/20/2007
Article Resource
Summary:

Although sometimes out-of-date or unspecfic, secondary research can provide an abundance of information in a relatively easy and affordable way.

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Sluggish FDA approval for innovative medical devices puts industry advancement at risk
Healing Innovation
7/6/2011
Blog Resource
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The FDA has been sluggish in the approval of innovative medical devices. Read more on how delayed approval could endanger venture funding for medical device startups.

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Small Business Development Centers
7/23/2010
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The Office of Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provides management assistance to current and prospective small business owners.

Go To Source (www.sba.gov)

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