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Making Deals with Copyright Owners: How Tech Entrepreneurs Can Postpone Expensive Payments

Making deals with copyright owners and postponing payments Entrepreneurs in the tech area are understandably concerned with getting their product to market but it’s often done using a business model full of potential legal problems. While the excitement of a good idea and the technological challenge of implementing it can be exhilarating, neglecting the related...
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Ugh! Bad Day-But Still Thankful!

Ok. So it’s 5:00 a.m., and I walk to the kitchen to get a cup of coffee with my eyes half open. Ugh! I forgot to put coffee into the machine last night, and there is just a pot of hot water waiting for me. Oh well. I’ll make a fresh batch and use the...
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Start an eBay business, don’t miss the Express

You probably know we're into eBay; it helps people start up their own businesses every day – we've appeared at consecutive eBay Live events and hosted online seminars on how to start an eBay business. So why is today the day to think again about starting it up as an eBayer? How about eBay Express...
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Extra Credit

Like my cell phone and briefcase, credit cards are such an integral part of my life that I forget what life was like before I had one. In speaking with some of my younger friends here in the University of Michigan Entrepreneurs club and elsewhere, I realize that a LOT of 18-20 year olds don't...
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An eBay Businesswoman Takes Care of Her Son

One of my favorite “start your own business stories” is of Brandi Ramos in southern Illinois. An army veteran, single mom with an autistic son, Brandi was motivated to start an eBay business so that she could earn a living while spending time at home with her son. But what to sell? She simply started...
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eBay Live! update

Well, folks, if you were ever wondering whether eBay is still in fashion, we can assure you that it is--more than ever! Our most recent Success in the US tour stop was in San Jose where eBay threw a half-week-long eBay jamboree called eBay Live. About 11,000 bright-eyed, semi-costumed (some might say 'crazed') eBay enthusiasts...
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When raising money, use the Goldilocks Approach

Love the instincts and wisdom you entrepreneurs demonstrated in the "Show Me the Money!" blog challenge! There are two really important principles to remember when seeking funding for your business. 1. Make sure you have an 'alignment of interests.' This is when you and the provider of the money have similar goals for the investment....