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Its best to have your own editor as a publishing house may given you one, but add that to the fees you will owe them. It is best to understand that it is very hard to find a traditional publisher if you are not already a published author; for beginners most authors need to pay a fee to the publis...

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Licensing allows you to give suppliers, competitors or complementary businesses certain rights over your patent, while receiving royalty income and still retaining ownership of your asset. To be successful, a licensing arrangement should benefit all the parties involved. By acquiring rights to a ...

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Hey! So if you just need it for purely scheduling, Buffer is no-fuss and I would 100% recommend them. BUT if you want to manage comments/engagements, have in-depth reporting and analytics, I would recommend Sprout Social. I haven't tried Hubspot before, but I've used Sendible and Planable. If yo...

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Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer nor an accountant, and this is not "professional advice." I have, however, set up a few businesses and had partners. What you need to do is incorporate and then write up an Operating Agreement that lays out the terms of your partnership. Who owns what. How the ne...

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A great concept is to trust no one! But it depends on your idea, as to what can be stolen and how to safeguard it. We are dealing with an extremely delicate situation right now, where we are selling the "concept", without giving away the technical details that would compromise the sensitive inf...

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A company can issue common stock through an initial public offering (IPO) or by issuing additional shares into the capital markets. Either way, the money that is provided by investors that purchase the shares are used to fund capital initiatives. In return for providing capital, investors demand ...

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Hi: Sounds like some great progress, especially since there's been interaction with potential customers. Frankly, the best route for pre-seed funding would be friends and family. The team will learn how to develop a pitch and give that pitch in a somewhat "safer" environment. Plus, after they lan...

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Evaluating a prospective investment requires getting to know a company over time. There are four main stages of evaluation: a) The “first read” (which can be an instant reaction to determine whether the deal matches the firm’s strategy), b) The first meeting (in which the team can be evaluate...

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For home services, Fridge Magnets are hands down the best marketing tool. US average is every person in a household visits their fridge 13x times daily, so 13x * 365 days/year == 4745 impressions for <$5 one time fee to have magnet manufactured + mailed to homes. Talk with people familiar with ...

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