Tips on Protecting Your Trade Secret

No matter the company or its business mode, each has trade secrets that they must protect. A trade secret is a process that provides a company with a competitive advantage.  Examples can vary from a formula to customer lists to a streamlined distribution model. There are at least a few procedures you can use to … More Tips on Protecting Your Trade Secret

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Getting a Business Loan – Should You Go Hard or Swinging?

There are many types of asset-based loan financing options that investors can offer and assist with.  With a “hard money” loan the project promoter would receive funding based upon and secured by the value of an asset, which in this case would be real estate/land parcel. The interest rate is higher for such loans, which … More Getting a Business Loan – Should You Go Hard or Swinging?

How to Tell If A Company is Struggling – The Warning Signs

It has become quite common in these days of economic turmoil to hear and read about companies that are struggling.  It is with this understanding that we want to outline a few points that we believe can help someone determine if a company is in fact struggling. The first point to review is the group’s … More How to Tell If A Company is Struggling – The Warning Signs

What’s an “Exclusive License” and How Does it Work?

There are projects that exist where the project’s owner/promoter has acquired an “exclusive” license to commercialize a product and/or service.  Although the costs incurred by this person could be seen as an equity contribution to the project, the license itself, or value thereof, most of the time will not be. An example would be that … More What’s an “Exclusive License” and How Does it Work?

Defining “Economic Viability”

The term “Economical Viability” is not a phrase heard on a daily basis, outside of a few certain financial circles. That said, they are heard quite often, though separately. Therefore, to define this term let’s first view them individually. “Economical” (or economic) is generally associated with being careful, efficient, and prudent; thereby operating with little … More Defining “Economic Viability”