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At age 25, Laura Sanko was a founding member of a startup that raised $3.5 Million from some world-famous investors and the Founder’s Fund. The business model was simple: a website that rented high-end jewelry for special occasions for a fraction of the retail value of each piece. Three years later, the investment money was all gone and while the site continued to operate, it had failed to meet the investors’ expectations.
A company's name is a major intangible asset--but even a federal trademark may not be enough to protect it. This entrepreneur, owner of a media services business, discovered the difficulty in defending his intellectual property against a competitor with deeper pockets. Although he expected to win his case, the prohibitive cost of going to trial led instead to a settlement.
This accomplished entrepreneur matches practical tips from Peter Drucker's book, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, with innovative product moves developed by real-life growth companies. The entrepreneur author shows how these companies apply key tactics, such as tracking demographics and customer preferences, that are detailed as principles by Drucker.
One of the best ways to grow your company is to provide your customers with such a great experience that they return again.
Customers may be motivated to purchase a product or service just by reading a price list.
This article describes a process to conduct primary market research, such as gathering information and data from customers, suppliers, vendors, as well as your own employees.
Businesses that can align their product and service offerings with both their business strategy and the customers' needs will grow the strongest businesses and maintain their success in the long run.
Addressing limitations and liabilities helps entrepreneurs analyze their business's ability to produce products, deliver services, and create new products and services.
Knowing where your products or services are in their life cycle will help you make refinements or adjustments to align them with your business strategy.
Every business has some form of intellectual property and many businesses will need the help of an intellectual property attorney to sort it all out.
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