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The Department of State Mentor-Protégé program
10/29/2010
Summary:

The program is formulated to foster the establishment of successful long-term business relationships between State Department large prime contractors and small business subcontractors thereby improving the performance of both.  The program is intended to strengthen subcontracting opportunities and accomplishments at the State Department.

Go To Source (www.state.gov)
The Entrepreneurs Reference Guide to Small Business Information
10/29/2010
Summary:

This guide, a revision of The Entrepreneur's Reference Guide to Small Business Information 2nd edition, compiled by the staff of Business Reference Services. Science, Technology, and Business Division. Library of Congress, Washington 1996, was developed under the aegis of the Library of Congress Business Enrichment Advisory Team. (BEAT).

Go To Source (www.loc.gov)
The Importance of Patents: It Pays to Know the Patent Rules
9/6/2007
Summary:

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.

Go To Source (web.mit.edu)
The Importance of Periodic Intellectual Property Audits
Sherman Andrew J
8/1/2006
Article Resource
Summary:

Entrepreneurs often fail to take inventory of the Intellectaul property assets they have developed and as a result tend to under-leverage these assets. To ensure continued business growth, it is critical for entrepreneurs to consider a periodic intellectual property audit and strategic analysis.

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The Legal Aspects of Protecting Ideas and Creativity
Sherman Andrew J
6/1/2003
Article Resource
Summary:

Creativity is the emotional lifeblood of entrepreneurship. Without creativity, thousands of companies would not have been launched. However, it is an element of entrepreneurial life that isn't easy to safeguard under the law.

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The Office of Business and Commercial Affairs (CBA)
10/29/2010
Summary:

CBA can help answer your questions and provide information on important issues such as corruption and bribery in overseas markets, U.S. export controls on sensitive equipment and technologies, and business-related visas for employees, partners and clients of U.S. firms. CBA also coordinates State Department advocacy on behalf of American businesses and can provide assistance in opening markets, leveling the playing field, protecting intellectual property and resolving trade and investment disputes.

Go To Source (www.state.gov)
The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)
10/29/2010
Summary:

In a memorandum to Department employees, Secretary Rice expressed her support for the small business program: "Small businesses have maximum practicable access to our contracting opportunities." She views the socio-economic goals as a "floor not a ceiling" and that "all Department employees have a responsibility to support the Department's efforts to meet or exceed the goals."

Go To Source (www.state.gov)
The Price Is Wrong
8/23/2007
Summary:

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.

Go To Source (www.forbes.com)
The Scientific Way to Determine the Price of Your Products or Service
9/20/2007
Summary:

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.

Go To Source (www.nfib.com)
The Six Myths of Creativity
12/1/2004
Summary:

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.

Go To Source (www.fastcompany.com)

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