The Right Way to Go into Business with a Partner

Starting a business up with a partner is a great idea—not only does a business partner effectively halve the staggering amount of work that comes with forming a new company, but having a partner also means having someone to talk to and bounce ideas off of. For many sole-proprietorships, the only employee on the payroll […]

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Consultant’s Corner: Filing a Patent

Question: I’d like to file a patent. How do I perform a patent search and complete the process of filing a patent? Patent Basics A patent for a product or business process invention is the grant of a property right to the inventor. Patent protection prevents others from using a product or business process invention […]

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How to Be a Successful Serial Entrepreneur

Running multiple businesses is not for the faint of heart—doing so requires a lot of work and dedication. But if you’re driven, motivated, and passionate about what you do and who you do it for, serial entrepreneurship might just be the next step to take your business in. With great power comes great responsibility and […]

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Sales Partnerships vs. Ownership Partnerships

Partnerships are important, but it’s important to be very careful before entering into an ownership partnership. Ami Kassar, author of The Growth Dilemma, encourages anyone going into an ownership partnership or getting an investors to go through some exercises to prevent trouble down the road. For example, how big do you want your business to be […]

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