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Why early-stage entrepreneurs should secure IP fast and inexpensively

When Aline M. Betancourt decided to start a biotechnology company that would develop adult stem cell-based therapies for diseases associated with inflammation, she knew the value of her company would be tied up in her intellectual property.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on August 19, 2014
Category:  Creation  Ideation 
Why startups can benefit from a family-like dynamic

Anthony Sterns, the CEO of iRxReminder, is inspired by lessons he learned from working with family.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on August 12, 2014
Category:  Creation  Ideation 
Why strong leaders should recognize their shortcomings

Jeffrey Woolford's time as a military officer taught him that there are two types of leaders: those who try to do it all themselves and those who recognize their shortcomings and bring in team members to make up for them.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on August 05, 2014
Category:  Creation 
How one entrepreneur got Mark Cuban to invest in his startup

It didn't take a visit to the Shark Tank for Ryan Beckland, co-founder and CEO of the digital health company Validic, to get the attention of billionaire investor Mark Cuban.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 29, 2014
Category:  Creation  Ideation 
How the right partnership can serve as an early-stage accelerator

In the rush to create a product, build a team, and secure funding, startups often fail to focus on partnerships, an underutilized and undervalued commodity for new entrepreneurs.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 22, 2014
Category:  Creation  Ideation 
Why market research – before you build your product – is essential

Sherwin Sheik was passionate about launching his healthcare startup, CareLinx, a caregiver marketplace that helps families find pre-screened home caregivers that fit their needs.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 15, 2014
Category:  Creation  Ideation 
How to find employees for your startup without using a recruiter

Don't expect to see a job listing for a position at Pristine, a telehealth and checklist solution for Google Glass.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 08, 2014
Category:  Creation 
How an entrepreneur validated his business model in a crowded market

With so many products marketed to people who want to quit smoking, the market might not seem ripe for another smoking cessation service.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on July 01, 2014
Category:  Creation  Ideation 
Why client needs should dictate your business plan

Many entrepreneurs develop their business plan before landing clients. Yet that wasn't the case for Insight Health Systems, which sells the web application Chorus.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on June 24, 2014
Category:  Creation  Ideation 
If entrepreneurship is a lock and key, start with the lock

There are two ways to start a company. Entrepreneurs must begin with either the lock or the key.

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Christina Hernandez Sherwood
on June 17, 2014
Category:  Creation  Ideation