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Getting Revenues from a Big Partner
Horgen Harald
12/1/2006
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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.

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Joint Product Development - Who Owns What?
Fuscoe John M
12/1/2006
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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.

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Managing and Measuring the Value of Partnerships
Horgen Harald
12/1/2006
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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.

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Giving Back
FastTrac
3/9/2007
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The power to make a difference comes when you look inside to find what you have to give.

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The Elevator Pitch
FastTrac
3/20/2007
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When asked about your business, you need to have a quick and compelling answer ready--you need an elevator pitch. This article discusses the important aspects of developing and delivering your elevator pitch.

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Choosing Your Exit Strategy
Payne William H Bill
6/30/2009
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Selling your business to another individual or company is one of four usual choices for liquidating your equity. Here's a review of the pros, cons and alternatives that may help you evaluate your plans.

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Qualities 4 Successful Entrepreneurs
Driessen Patrick W
9/25/2009
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Lessons learned, key qualities and insights that will help an entrepreneur to succeed.

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Lessons from Entrepreneurs Who Beat the Odds
Perman Stacey
10/30/2009
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The statistics surrounding the survival rate for small businesses have long been subject to fervid debate. Depending on who you're talking to, the predicted life span for a startup can elicit grim to cautiously optimistic responses.

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Obama on Small Business: A Year Later
Bovarnick Robert
1/5/2010
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In the two years I have been writing a column for Forbes, no piece has received more responses than the one published just prior to the last presidential election. In it, I made nine predictions regarding the impact an Obama administration would have on the legal landscape, especially with regard to small businesses.

Now that we are at the beginning of a new decade, as well as the president's second year, I thought it would be interesting to see how I did. For those keeping score, I nailed all but one.

I'll admit I like being right. Too bad prescience often comes with a price.

In the introduction, I noted that the triumvirate of President Obama, Sen. Reid and Speaker Pelosi would be "potentially one of the most liberal governments the country has had in decades." I was wrong: This government may be the most liberal in the history of the United States.

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A Precious Source For Small Biz
Finneran Katy
1/6/2010
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Under the Immigration Act of 1990, the U.S. Congress set aside 10,000 annual visas for foreign investors looking for opportunities in America. Those carrots are coming in handy during what remains a debilitating credit crunch for U.S. entrepreneurs. Rather than wait a year or longer for other immigrant visas, foreign investors--through the so-called EB-5 program--can snag a slice of equity and a quick-and-dirty U.S. visa in just three-to-six months; plus, unlike other immigrant visas that might expire in a few years, the EB-5 flavor offers permanent residency. EB-5 minimum requirements: a $1 million investment from a lawful source in a new or existing commercial enterprise that directly creates at least 10 U.S. jobs. Investors can put up as little as $500,000 if the company is in a rural area or in a county sporting 150% of the average national unemployment rate. (Canada has a similar program, called the Canadian Business Immigrant Investment Program, though it doesn't impose any job-creation requirements.)

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