Archive for January, 2017

All about industrial design, integrated circuit topographies, and trade secrets

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Along with starting your own business from scratch; buying into a franchise; creating a family-owned business; and buying an existing business, licensing your product idea is one pathway into entrepreneurship. Patents, copyrights, and trademarks are three of the better-known forms of intellectual property protection for a small business. Today, we’re going to look at three […]

7 types of entrepreneurs

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

Entrepreneurship isn’t a one-size-fits all model. There are different kinds of small businesses, and there are different kinds of entrepreneurs. Below is a list of the seven most common types of entrepreneurs. Which type – or combination of types – are you? 1) Home-based Home-based entrepreneurs are self-employed. They run their business alone or with just a […]

When is a business idea a business opportunity?

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Did you know venture capital investors reject about 98% of the business ideas pitched to them? That means that for every 100 great new business ideas we might come up with, only two are likely to be business opportunities. Yikes! A great business idea doesn’t automatically ensure a good business opportunity. So, how can you tell the […]

From the archives: Three website tweaks you can make right now

Saturday, January 7th, 2017

Looking to revamp your small business’ website for the new year? Good news! There are three easy fixes you can make to your website right now. Why bother tweaking your website? Because in this day and age, the internet is the first place many of your customers will try to find you. It’s becoming more […]