A few months back, I hosted a group of Science and Technology startup founders at a Founder’s Happy Hour. As we drank our craft beer and knocked back wine coolers, we discussed the trials and tribulations of running a young company. We swapped war stories and discussed secrets for building the best teams. Some of the founders even bragged about hiring away employees into top leadership roles from their largest, and closest competitors.Read More
Across the world, business has been good. The past twelve months delivered a banner year for investment, merger, and acquisition deal flow. The economy, buoyed by market gains, has helped fuel investment in early-stage companies.
While some business owners may choose to operate as lifestyle businesses or even decide to pass the company down through the generations, there are plenty of businesses hoping for an investor or buyer.
Here are a few things to consider to help you get the best deal at the best price.Read More
It may come as a surprise to many, but most ideas, concepts, and formats are not per se protectable as forms of intellectual property, which means these forms are free for the taking unless an entrepreneur takes additional steps. The steps an entrepreneur can take to protect ideas, concepts, and formats involve utilizing confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, and/or protecting the expression of the idea through the copyright, trademark, and patent process.Read More