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  Paul Bradbury | Getty Images Nobody instinctively knows how to build a company. They either throw themselves into the role as a first-time leader, or they begin inside a classroom at the growing number of colleges and universities now catering to entrepreneurs’ needs. Inside these institutions, future founders and CEOs are taught the skills and — perhaps just as important […]

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Image credit: SanneBerg | Getty Images Thomas Smale•Contributor There are many reasons why an entrepreneur ultimately decides to exit a business. Some of the best incentives? Moving on to new opportunities; recapitalization; and, perhaps best of all, an especially lucrative buyout offer. Related: 10 Questions to Ask Before Selling Your Business No matter what the reason, if […]

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Collegiate Diversity Generates Change at Invention Corps

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Top Investors Share What They Love (and Hate!) About Your Startup Pitches

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How to Write a Business Plan Now that you understand why you need a business plan and you’ve spent some time doing your homework gathering the information you need to create one, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get everything down on paper. The following pages will describe in detail the seven essential […]

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(Photo: Submitted) CONNECTTWEETLINKEDIN 1COMMENTEMAILMORE Inspiration is a funny thing. Sometimes it comes when we least expect it. For me, the “a-ha!” moment often hits in the dead of night, or when I’m in the middle of a meeting or driving. We Americans are a nation of problem-solvers, and it’s no wonder that we’ve come up with […]

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Brothers gain success with childhood invention sold in Lehigh Valley Dylan and Logan Fech test out “QB54.” Michael Silva of South Brunswick, NJ and Frank Silva, of Cummings, Georgia, invented “QB54” or “Quarterback 54.” The game, similar to football, is sold at Bed, Bath and Beyond in Bethlehem and Whitehall townships.

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What does “useful”, one of the basic requirements for the patentability of an invention, mean in Canadian patent law? On June 30, 2017, in AstraZeneca Canada Inc. v. Apotex Inc.(AstraZeneca), the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruled that the threshold for utility is low — a mere scintilla will do. In fact, requiring anything more […]

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Oliver Herzfeld ,   CONTRIBUTOR Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. A well-functioning corporate licensing program can help a brand to expand into new categories and territories, adapting to new trends and a changing marketplace. However, setting up such a program takes hard work and ongoing care. In the first installment of this […]

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By Tony Pipitone One emotionally disabled 25-year-old New York farmer dreamed up Socially Accepted, a social networking site for people like him or others with Downs syndrome and autism to find friends. Another North Carolina man thought he invented a device, Teddy’s Ballie Bumpers, to prevent toys from rolling too far under sofas and other […]

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