Patents ensure innovators and entrepreneurs that no one can legally “steal” your idea. So, what kind of patent do you need? Where do you begin?
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Are you about to secure funding, but the investors require Board Observer Rights before providing investment? Here is what you need to know before signing that contract.
Launching a startup is no easy feat. You will face challenges, your team will encounter stressful situations, and you might begin to question if your startup can succeed. Understanding these startup risks from the beginning will increase your company’s chances of success.
Experienced entrepreneurs know that they are preparing for the investors due diligence from the very beginning. They establish a process that supports the development and growth of their investable company. In order to begin that process, you must know what the investors will request and why they are requesting it.
The curse of the entrepreneur: you have this great idea and it looks like it will do really well. The problem? You lack the capital and the skill to build it. What’s the solution? Giving Away Startup Ownership.
If you’re not careful, it is easy to focus on avoiding onerous rules or minimizing tax consequences at the expense or your core business operations. These are certainly important factors, but they take a clear second place to meeting the market demand-solving the consumer’s problem.
Are you thinking of the next step or the final destination? Here’s how conceptual thinking influences your business strategy and eventually the success of your company.
The purpose of discussions with these constituents begins with validation but ultimately includes the potential of funding your startup.
The executive summary is typically one of the initial interactions an entrepreneur will have with an investor. Here’s how to make your best first impression.
Many people think they have what it takes to be an entrepreneur. What they don’t realize is that they are actually a Wantrepreneur – an individual who continuously ponders, desires or wants to start a business, acts as if they are an entrepreneur but fails to take the steps necessary to establish and operate a business.