protecting your ideas - intellectual property

How To Protect Your Ideas – Your Intellectual Property Options

Kurt Graver Business Development, Business Plan, Business Start-up Advice, Business Start-up Advice

If another business is able to copy or steal your ideas, inventions, contacts, designs or knowledge your business is at risk. Protecting your ideas and intellectual property is crucial for the sustainability of your business, potential investors will reluctant to invest in a company whose intangible assets are not protected. There are five main ways to protect your business‘s intellectual …

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6 Ways To Reduce Costs Without A Loss In Productivity

Kurt Graver Business Development, Business Start-up Advice, Business Start-up Advice

For most business owners it always seems like prices are increasing. That may be so, however, as part of a wider business improvement program, you should always aim to find cost savings within your business. Starting a cost reduction program can seem daunting, there are a few keys areas you should be able to find cost savings that will yield …

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9 Ways Grow Your Business You Can Implement Now

Kurt Graver Business Development, Business Start-up Advice, Business Start-up Advice

Growing your business is always tough for small businesses and start-ups, especially when they only have a limited amount of working capital. You can’t let this stop you from planning to grow. Every small business should plan to grow, failure to so puts you at risk of being overtaken by your competitors. To put it simply, you either grow or …

Sir Alex Ferguson

How To Run Your Business Like Alex Ferguson

Kurt Graver Business Development, Business Start-up Advice, Business Start-up Advice

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed his managerial blueprint in the Harvard Business Review. It is an amazing interview which confirms him as one of the greatest sporting managers/coaches in sport in history. What is surprising is the how many of the principles that Sir Alex followed can be used in business by business owners and their management teams. 1. Start …

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5 Ways To Boost Sales Overnight

Kurt Graver Business Development

  “If you build it he will come” – Field Of Dreams Many start-ups go into business with believing that as soon as they launch their customers will rolling in and buy. As many start-ups find out, the reality is very different from the movies. On starting up they suffer from slow sales and are almost immediately under the threat …