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Writing the Business Plan

To succeed in business, you must have a business plan. Business plans serve as the roadmap for your start-up. It also helps the entrepreneur view the economic viability of his proposed business by analyzing its various aspects.

Educating Your Market: The Problem With New Inventions

New inventions are difficult to market. Why? Because despite its many features designed to help the average Joe, in reality, you will always have to educate your target audience for your invention.

So You're an Inventor.. Can you be an Entrepreneur?

Just about anyone can have an idea. Not everyone, however, is an inventor. The truth is most people are just content to have their big idea sitting pretty in some cobwebbed portion of their brain--

$10,000, a Laptop and More for Redesigned Trash

Ever watched the Design Squad? Design Squad is a kids program on PBS consisting of 8 young engineers. As a team these young engineers take on engineering challenges for an actual client such as Ikea. There are 13 episodes per season. In the final episode the top two contestants compete, "for the Grand Prize-a $10,000 college scholarship from the Intel® Foundation".

THE 11 Best Toys of 2008: Toy Industry Awards

The toy industry held its 105th annual Toy Fair this week in New York City. At the opening ceremonies, The Toy Industry Association (TIA) announced the winners of 2008's, T.O.T.Y's, Toy Of The Year awards. Like the Oscars, the T.O.T.Y's are awarded to toys debuting in the prior year. Twelve T.O.T.Y.'s were awarded in eleven categories, like Best Outdoor Toy, Best Educational Toy, Game of the Year, Most Innovative Toy, Best Boy Toy, and of course, the Best Toy Of The Year!