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Dominique's Desk: The right questions to ask about your company’s intellectual property
Christina Sherwood
10/31/2013
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Intellectual property is one of the toughest subjects for life science and digital health entrepreneurs to understand. From dealing with the tech transfer office to hiring an attorney to filing a provisional patent, IP is a common stumbling block for early-stage entrepreneurs.

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Dominique's Desk; Business model strategies
Christina Sherwood
10/24/2013
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Entrepreneurs need to be creative and innovative not only with their product or service, but also with how they think about their business model. In life science and digital health, understanding one's value proposition is key. But it’s not always obvious - especially considering to whom the value proposition is most compelling. For this exercise, I find Alex Osterwalder’s Value Proposition Canvas particularly helpful.

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Dominique’s Desk: Building your team
Dominique Pahud
6/17/2013
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People are the most important asset for any entrepreneur. In fact, more than 65 percent of startups fail due to founding team issues.

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Don’t wait for the perfect team to start your company
Christina Sherwood
8/27/2013
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Jake Halpert, CEO of Lucidity Health, agrees with the conventional wisdom that the team is the most important aspect of an early-stage health care business. But, he added, an entrepreneur shouldn't wait for the perfect team to start his company.

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Downsize Me!
Ruhe Thom
6/12/2009
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When hearing stories of downsizing –  or “right-sizing” as is the popular euphemism of the day – one usually considers large manufacturing, construction firms or even big banks. These are the industries that have recently sustained large job losses due to the global economic collapse...

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Drive Website Traffic Without Blurring Your Brand
Parker Lynn
5/23/2010
Article Resource
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Branding is all about differentiation -- standing out in the customer's brain by being different than the competition.  Search engine optimization is all about keywords, which identify what's already in a customer's brain about your category.

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Due Diligence Checklist
7/22/2010
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A due diligence checklist can provide a comprehensive assemblage of company information an entrepreneur needs in advance to negotiate their company's sale effectively. This checklist is used by Corey Schwartz, entrepreneur and finance expert, in his negotiations to buy and sell companies.

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Dying to Make Money – are you joking?
Ruhe Thom
9/8/2009
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I spent part of my Labor Day Weekend getting current on my required reading. From the pile of magazines that invade my mailbox monthly to a week’s worth of various and sundry newspapers, which I still get in that good old-fashioned printed way (quaint I...

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EMKF and Huffington Post
Ruhe Thom
1/18/2011
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The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation launched a partnership with The Huffington Post's "Small Business America" entrepreneurship blog today by posting the first of what will be regular columns written by the Foundation's economic and entrepreneurship experts.

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Educators Tackle Entrepreneurship in Higher Education
8/5/2013
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