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Small Business Rural/Agriculture Loans and Programs
7/23/2010
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Site dedicated to helping rural development

Go To Source (www.rurdev.usda.gov)
Small Business Training Network
7/23/2010
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The Small Business Training Network (SBTN) is a virtual campus providing quality and targeted online training to meet the information needs of prospective and existing small business owners.

Go To Source (www.sba.gov)
Startup company sees promise for its technology in healthcare
Vinluan Frank
6/21/2011
Blog Resource
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A startup company with a new way to make nanofibers sees many potential applications in the medical business. Xanofi has the technology to make strides in several industries, including the healthcare business.

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Stay Within Your Core Competencies
FastTrac
1/18/2007
Article Resource
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Although some companies can thrive by pushing beyond their current strengths, it makes sense to continue to offer products and services within a company's current core competencies.

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TEC© Best Practices: Pricing Strategies
6/8/2007
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What are pricing strategies are right for dealing with the increasing pressure on prices? Extremes are to maintain higher prices by adding value or to keep prices competitive by continually lowering costs. Entrepreneurs receive an overview on how to assess which approaches make sense for their companies.

Go To Source (www.teconline.com)
Technology Feasibility Assessment and Plan
8/1/2006
File Resource
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This tool allows entrepreneurs to assess their progress developing their companies' technology and to create a plan to ensure its viability and protection.

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Textiles & Apparel Statistics
10/29/2010
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Trade Data on the Textile and Apparel Industries

Go To Source (www.otexa.ita.doc.gov)
The 5 Best Mistakes We Made in 2013 (and How Were Learning From Them)
Nate Olson
1/15/2014
Blog Resource
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With 1 Million Cups, as with any startup, our tendency is to put our best foot forward. We spend a lot of time talking about all of the great successes that we've had over the past year--and there have been many. But one of the things that makes our program special is that sense of having a safe space to share what you haven't done well and what you're struggling with on a day-to-day basis.

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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.

Go To Source (blog.guykawasaki.com)
The Commercialization of University Innovations
Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship
12/18/2008
Article Resource
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The crown jewel of the U.S. university system – the finest in the world – is the research university, where knowledge creation is the ultimate goal. Recognition of the centrality of knowledge creation to economic growth makes the efficiency of university innovation a top concern to policymakers, especially since the federal government funds two-thirds of the $48 billion of R&D performed in academic institutions.  In too many universities, commercialization of research discoveries is not as rapid or as successful as it could be. The solution provided by Technology Transfer Offices (TTO) has been mixed, as too many have been directed to focus on maximizing revenue through patent licensing, leading to a sub-optimal level of technology diffusion. In the face of declining funding of basic science research, venture capital migration to downstream opportunities, and heightened competition from abroad, the optimal commercialization of U.S. university innovations could not be more important.

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