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Gathering Information: Data to Collect
FastTrac
9/20/2006
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Thorough market research includes analysis of the customers and the competitive environment.

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Incorporating Technology Into Entrepreneurial Companies
Faith Mike
5/15/2005
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The founder of a retailer of telephone headsets advises adapting new technology if, and only if, it improves customer service.

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International Protection of Brands and Patents
Sherman Andrew J
8/1/2006
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Entrepreneurs going abroad for sales can protect their IP through an international protocol called the Madrid System. This system allows entrepreneurs to eliminate the need to file separate patent protection applications in each country where trademark protection is required and where they wish to conduct business.

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Introduction to Primary Research
FastTrac
3/20/2007
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Although sometimes costly and time-consuming, conducting your own primary research can deliver specific results that are usually the most timely and relevant to your business.

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Jawboning: Stopping Infringement the Easy Way
Payne William H Bill
8/1/2006
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When Bill Payne realized one of his company's patented products was being infringed by a key vendor, he knew he was in a difficult position to protect his patent. Payne and his team explored their options, including litigation, and decided to try and persuade them to stop their patent infringement practice.

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Leaders and Laggards: How to Speed Products to Market
Smilor Ray
11/20/2000
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To sell more and sell faster, study the bell curve of prospective customers to find out which ones are most likely to be early adopters. If your product improves their performance, they'll influence others to buy.

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Legal and Strategic Challenges for Life Science and Biotech Companies
Sherman Andrew J
5/1/2005
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If met thoughtfully and thoroughly, challenges faced by entrepreneurial companies in the life sciences can be turned into opportunities for significant economic gain and a lasting contribution to mankind.

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Lessons from Failure :: Renting High-end Jewelry
Kander Diana
11/15/2012
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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.

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Market Definition for the Life Sciences
FastTrac
3/20/2007
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When developing and marketing life sciences products and services, it may be necessary to take a slightly different approach to defining and narrowing potential markets.

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Marketplace Research
FastTrac
3/20/2007
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Finding and using market information to anticipate customer demands can provide invaluable business growth information.

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