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Do You Know How To Legally Protect Your Small Business? Take this quiz to find out how aware you are of legal pitfalls and then follow the tips for improvement. View
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
The Three Things Your Business Plan Absolutely Must Have Business columnist Rieva Lesonsky outlines three things you need to consider in order to craft a fresh and effective business plan. View
Understanding Trademarks and Deciding if You Need One 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
Dress for Success Presented by FreeEnterprise.com, Jaqueline Connell discusses the rules of proper attire for business. View
Bar and Restaurant: New Customers the Old-Fashioned Way Traditional marketing methods, such as direct mail, advertising, public relations, events, networking and referrals, are still effective ways to attract and retain customers. View
Master Your Business Plan SCORE ExpertAnswers Whether you're starting up or running an established company, an up-to-date business plan is critical for planning and reaching your goals. In this issue of SCORE ExpertAnswers, SCORE Mentor Mark Lowenstein provides expert advice on mastering this essential business tool... View
How to Create a Comprehensive Business Plan Use this guide to create a thorough and exhaustive business plan for your business. View