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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
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
Business Planning & Financial Statements Template Gallery These tools can be your first step towards small business success. Find business planning, finance, sales, marketing, and management templates & guides then get advice from a SCORE mentor for one-on-one assistance along the way. View
Making a Good Pitch with Guy Kawasaki SCORE ExpertAnswers Guy Kawasaki, bestselling author and former chief evangelist of Apple, shares expert tips on making a great business pitch to potential funders. 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
Doing Business As: When to File a DBA Learn tips on how to conduct business under another name that is not the legal name of your business. View
Tips for Naming Your Product or Business Steve Strauss, founder of www.theselfemployed.com, shares tips for changing or establishing a name for your product or business. View