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January 2010

Firing Customers

Several months ago, I wrote an article The Customer is Always Right… Sometimes in which I discussed many of the reasons a business should be listening and obeying its customers, even when it seems to go contrary to what the business stands for. However, there are times when not only is it inappropriate to listen […]

Dragons' Den Makes Business in Court

This was an unusual deal, as the money is not made from the ability to sell or market a product or service, but from the ability to protect a patent – and in this case, the patent of a phrase that many people have been using for decades, unaware that it had been patented, or even patentable.

The Quick (but not Dirty) Guide to Online Marketing

Jason Clegg is an entrepreneur with over 5 years of experience building business and marketing on the web. He manages a full service Internet Marketing firm and writes about entrepreneurship and business topics at www.JasonClegg.com. If you know absolutely nothing or very little about marketing your business online, I’m here to help.  I’ve spent the […]

Intellectual Property Protection

If you are developing a new product or service, you’ve probably wondered a bit about this topic (and if not, you should have). How do you protect your ideas, especially from the people who work with or for you? Before I go any further, I must point out that I am not a lawyer, and […]

Dragons' Den Episode 3 – The Air Mouse

This deal shows that if you know what you have, and know what you’re worth, it doesn’t have to be so tough on the Den!

Self Motivation Begins with Vision

As the leader of a business, whether it’s just you and your goldfish, or you and 100 employees, it can be lonely at the top. After all, you’re the one who’s put in more hours, taken more risk, than anyone else around you. You may have more at stake in your business than anyone else. […]

Site Review: SCORE

This week’s feature article is about a great business resource that I use time and time again – SCORE. The basic description of SCORE comes from their site: SCORE, the “Counselors of America’s Small Business Owners”, is a national association dedicated to helping small business owners form and grow their businesses. Unfortunately, their own description […]

Communicate Clearly – or Don’t Bother

In any endeavor, it is of critical importance that you be able to communicate clearly, and that you exercise that ability as often as needed.