Dale Chihuly's Luck Ran Out, And Yours Probably Will Too.

Doing business with no written agreement may feel like the easy, no hassle way to do business, the reality is that without a written agreement outlining the terms and expectations of the parties, companies leave the door wide open for trouble. When you don’t write down the terms of the agreement, in the event there is a dispute, you run the risk of having the court decide the issue in a way that you might not like, and in a way that will cost you.

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De-risking Disruption: How Intellectual Property Insurance Can Level The Playing Field For Small Business

Whether and when to invest in a specific intellectual property insurance product is a decision made on a case-by-case basis with the help of a qualified insurance professional.  Keep in mind there are numerous caveats, and policies vary.  However, in most cases, a carrier will want to understand whether an intellectual property attorney regularly advises a business on IP risk.

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Innovating Women: The True Path To Power.

Let's face it.  Women are powerhouses. We bring home the bacon and fry it up in the pan (as my Match.com profile used to say). Women are doers, makers, planners, hustlers, ballers, bosses, and the list goes on and on. In fact, women business owners have almost singled-handedly driven growth in the US economy since the 2009 recession...

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Survive or Thrive. Businesses Should Get SMART

Only the strong survive. We’ve all heard this before, so I don’t need to convince you of this truth. This axiom has carried many determined souls over the finish line of life. And while surviving is perfectly acceptable, most of us want more. We want to thrive. These truths apply to people for sure, but these concepts also apply to businesses too. Most of us want our businesses to thrive, but only SMART businesses can get there.

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Managing The Best Worst-Case Scenario: What Product Designers Should Do BEFORE The Pitch

Innovation open calls by retailers are everywhere these days from Etsy to Walmart.  Companies place open calls in hopes of finding a relatively inexpensive means of discovering the next great product compared to developing said products internally themselves.  Open calls are also of great benefit to product designers as well, because what designer has not dreamed of seeing their product or technology used or sold by a major retailer like Walmart, Target or Amazon? 

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