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Explore the Entrepreneurship.org Resource Center to find resources. Designed with entrepreneurs in mind, our resource center allows you to find materials to grow great ideas.
U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Mission Calendar
Energy Technology Commercialization Help - From idea development to market assessment, intellectual property protection to fund raising, Energy TechNet covers every stage of energy technology development and commercialization.
A complete list of informational Seminars by the Export-Import Bank
China Business Information Center including News, Events, Trade Leads and Success Stories
Allows export minded entrepreneurs to find local CS office for consultation and market research
A U.S. Government Guide to Free Trade Agreements
Although brands are usually evaluated based on competitive those of competitors, this article points out that customers apply much broader criteria. They use how they feel about your company (even the logo), how they interact with your employees, especially those in customer service reps; advertising, and your name, among many others. Key point: Remember that your customers own your brand, not you. Treat them accordingly.
Innovative ideas that come to reality require legal protection. Establishing a copyright, patenting, licensing, branding, and other issues related to intellectual property must be addressed , and many times require professional assistance from an attorney or other professionals. This guide includes links to specific resources and FAQs. A great introduction to the topic!
Straight from Uncle Sam, these are brief definitions of key intellectual property terms and what they are intended to do. Bonus: a link to the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress.
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.
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