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10 Steps to Protecting Your Ideas Got a great idea? Follow these first steps from SCORE Counselor, Alan Tratner of Santa Barbara, CA. View
How to Get a Patent Have you invented the next big thing? If so, you've got to get a patent. It protects your invention and gives you exclusivity. Read this article by Steve Strauss to understand why patents are critical to your success and how you can get one for your business. View
Business Plan Template for a Startup Business This business plan template is a generic model suitable for all types of startup business. However, you should modify it to suit your particular circumstances. View
How to Monitor and Respond to Reviews of Your Bar or Restaurant Learn the best ways to monitor and respond to online reviews of your bar or restaurant. View
How to Keep Hiring Costs in Check As business owners think about hiring, however, there’s a strong desire to keep costs down. Many have been optimistic about hiring before, only to scrap those plans when the economy failed to improve. When they do hire, small businesses have a strong desire to get the best people possible... View
Guide to Mastermind Groups Steve Strauss, founder of www.theselfemployed.com, explains the concept of Mastermind groups and gives advice for best practices. View
Understanding Trademarks and Deciding if You Need One A trademark is a symbol that distinguishes products and services in the marketplace. It can protect intellectual property, a brand name, a design, or can be applied to a business, product or used in connection with specific services. Trademark law protects you, the owner, from competitors... View
Protecting an Idea Steve Strauss, founder of www.theselfemployed.com, explains how and why business ideas may or may not be able to be protected. View
How to Set Up a Contingency Plan Presented by FreeEnterprise.com, Phyllis Barr explains how to set up a contingency plan for your business. View
Get Your Employees Living Better, Healthier Presented by FreeEnterprise.com, Anne Marie Ludovici-Connolly, M.S. details how and why to offer an employee wellness program in your organization. View