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Early-stage company business consultant, entrepreneur, author, executive manager, scientist, engineer
Early-stage company business consultant, entrepreneur, author, executive manager, scientist, engineer

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Customer/User Needs and Wants
A customer   is a company or person who purchases a product
or service, whereas a user   is a person or company that actually uses the
product or service. For a B2B company, the needs of both customers and users
must be considered. A B2C company would mostl...
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Due Diligence -- Competitive Research & Analysis
The point of competitive
analysis   is to discover those factors for which the new
venture and its products and services may have an advantage that it can
exploit. Not surprisingly, every new venture has at least several significant
competitors, so understa...
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So, what is an IP Strategy?
Entrepreneurs often ask “What is an IP
strategy.” It can seem somewhat a nebulous concept if one is not familiar with
IP and its importance whether you are a startup or an established company. For
the most part, an IP strategy consists of policies and proce...
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Collaborative R&D and IP
Collaborative R&D is
a common approach that companies use to develop and secure IP by working with
third parties. Companies engaged in collaborative R&D have the goal   of securing IP, at an economical (e.g.,
reduced) cost, thus enabling the development of ...
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Underpinning Base Patents with R&D
During the earliest
stages of a company’s development and before the company is formed properly as
a corporate entity, key early provisional patents, often called “base” or
“foundation” patents, may be filed in the inventors’ names, anticipating their
later...
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Do You Need a Board of Advisors?
Much confusion exists
with regard to the board of advisors, mostly concerning its role and
responsibilities. For the most part, the board of advisors is an optional body
of outside advisors that exists solely at the discretion of the CEO. Unlike the
board o...
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FOUNDER DUE DILIGENCE--The Business Model
Simply
put, the business model   describes how the company intends to make
money and become sustainably profitable. It could also be said that the
business model describes how the company will develop and deliver value to its
customers, employees, and inves...
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ENTREPRENEURS—Technology Must Underpin the Value of Your Startup
Not every company is dependent on their own proprietary technology,
but many are, and often the most valuable companies have proprietary technology
as their raison d'être; that is, their technology is the principal
justification for their existence and beli...
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Entrepreneurs—Your Success Depends on Selecting the Right Initial Target Market
Entrepreneurs are very used to hearing about the
importance of selling into markets which are large and growing especially from
potential investors.   Entrepreneurs must
satisfy themselves at the earliest stages of their own personal due diligence
on their ...
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FOUNDERS—AVOID PROBLEMS—GET YOUR AGREEMENT
INTRODUCTION Often, smart people of apparently like minds and common ambitions get together under the auspices of having a good idea and a notion that the idea might be the basis for an exciting and profitable business. This is indeed how many collaboration...
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