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The Importance of Patents: It Pays to Know the Patent Rules
9/6/2007
Summary:

This article is to-the-point and practical with a couple of valuable tips. If you're on a budget, look into "provisional patents." Always seek out an attorney in the special intellectual property niche you're in, not just an IP generalist.

Go To Source (web.mit.edu)
The Price Is Wrong
8/23/2007
Summary:

An overview of pricing based on value to the customer instead of cost to the producer, this article provides both theory and examples of the theory at work. It's a quick, useful read.

Go To Source (www.forbes.com)
The Top 10 Most Common Intellectual Property Rights Mistakes During Venture Capital Due Diligence
8/23/2007
Summary:

This article is worth reading as background for entrepreneurs developing new technology-related products or services. Clearly written without unnecessary legalese, it offers a glimpse of the challenges facing technology-development work.

Go To Source (www.angel-investor-news.com)
Time For a New Model: Listening-Centered Marketing
8/23/2007
Summary:

In today's world of "consumer generated media" (CGM) that are in effect "market conversations," aggressive listening becomes an essential skill of marketers. This blog-like article is not as succinct as it could be but the concept is worth understanding and putting into practice.

Go To Source (www.clickz.com)
Conduct a Market Analysis
8/2/2007
Summary:

A market analysis helps to determine whether the marketplace needs a new product or service. This article outlines the process for developing a marketing plan and offers additional resources to help gather useful information.

Go To Source (www.va-interactive.com)
Product and Service Management (recurring activities to manage a product/service)
8/2/2007
Summary:

This link is itself a collection of useful links offering a wealth of information about managing products and services.

Go To Source (www.managementhelp.org)
Building a New IP Marketplace
7/19/2007
Summary:

Protecting your intellectual property is a vital function. Check this "wiki" based on an open IP forum focusing on small business to see pertinent advice and commentary from the global perspective.

Go To Source (domino.research.ibm.com)
9 Tips on Handling Complaints
7/12/2007
Summary:

How you and your people handle customer complaints can be the key to keeping current customers and getting new ones. These tips provide excellent guidance for front-line customer service representatives or others dealing directly with customers.

Go To Source (www.bizinformer.com)
Bizinformer: 5 Tips to Test an Underperforming Product or Service.
7/12/2007
Summary:

Very short but very sweet advice on testing a poorly selling product's appeal in the marketplace--and useful tips on what to do if it fails the test.

Go To Source (www.bizinformer.com)
Build an Army for Your Ideas
7/12/2007
Summary:

Even if you're the CEO, building enthusiasm among your troops for a new product idea can be tricky. What's the secret to success? Show them how it can actually become their idea. This article provides three real-life examples of how this approach works.

Go To Source (www.fastcompany.com)

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