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After years of bumps and bruises acquired in partnering his small firm with large ones, the entrepreneur shares his lessons learned along the way. He outlines a five-step partner consideration process, which includes researching potential partners for proper fit and using your small size to your advantage.
When structured properly, a strategic partnership with a large company can catalyze a small firm's growth. In establishing a partnership, entrepreneurs should focus on how their product will be sold, who will sell it, and how the partner will facilitate sales growth.
When getting ready to engage with a strategic partner, entrepreneurs should enter into a written agreement when working with these partners to ensure, among other items, the proper assignment of invention terms and various representations and warranties.
This document provides an expert review of the myriad forms of intellectual property, and it illustrates how entrepreneurs can use IP protection to grow their business.
Careful measurement and management of your partnerships can protect entrepreneurs from entering into agreements with the wrong strategic partners, and it can provide a sound basis for making the most of productive partnerships.
This sample legal agreement covers terms and conditions relevant to strategic partnering, including language on transaction structure, due diligence, and financing. It uses a real estate transaction as its example, but the agreement's structure and terminology can be broadly applied.
This worksheet helps entrepreneurs facilitate strategic partner recruitment by establishing a preparatory process in advance of the first exploratory call with a partner prospect.
This sample distribution agreement template includes terms for strategic partner responsibilities and obligations, such as shipment and delivery of product, as well as language covering confidentiality and termination.
In selecting a strategic partner for your company, do your homework first. With United Stationers as a partner, Paula Jagemann was able to grow revenues $0 to $18 million within eighteen months, deliver top customer service, and generate a high percentage of repeat customers.
Biotech entrepreneurs face unique business challenges in bringing their products to market. To partner effectively in the biotech space, this question-and-answer article identifies key tasks, including advice on term sheets, intellectual property protection, and treatment of royalties.
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