business plan

Financial Planning with a Disability: Preparing for the Future Financial planning is important on so many levels; not only is it necessary for making sure you’re comfortable and independent now, but it’s also crucial in ensuring that you will have everything you need down the road. When you’re living with a disability, however, preparing for […]

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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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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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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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We Fact-Checked Seven Seasons Of Shark Tank Deals. Here Are The Results. Emily Canal   FORBES STAFF  On Shark Tank, the deal you make on camera often isn’t the deal you end up getting — if it happens at all. Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) The hit ABC show that gives entrepreneurs a chance to pitch […]

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Roger Brown -Product Licensing, Invention Consultant, Serial Inventor, Author of Comics, Children’s Books Contacting companies for the first time can be scary and uncertain for Inventors. You want to do it right and get the company interested in your product and see it on store shelves. My invention submissions have resulted in licensing deals in […]

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Why do I need to do a business plan if I just want to sell or license my idea? It is a great question and we get it all the time. The suggestion of doing a business plan is important for many reasons. If you are fortunate enough to be able to speak to someone […]

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