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Funding Sources – Invest Your Time Wisely!

Often, an entrepreneur knows funding for their venture is necessary, but doesn’t always look in the right places for that illusive financing. Focus your time and effort seeking out the types of investors that give…

What Happens When Big Business Turns Out to Be Anything But Big

THE PROBLEM: What happens when an expected tidal wave of business reveals itself to be a brief splash? Mark Kolb, chief executive of Taratec Development Corp., of Bridgewater, N.J., is the first to admit he…

Invite to invent-Forest Service’s Technology and Development Center opens its doors

These are the people who invented the "can do" reply. And also spark arresters for chain saws, protective chaps for sawyers, emergency fire shelters, the rounded parachute used by smokejumpers and a little gadget that…

Venture Capital Notebook: Medical devices are getting a healthy infusion of cash

Forget software and Internet technologies, the real activity in Seattle is happening in medical devices. At least that conclusion could be drawn after three local medical-device companies — Spiration Inc., Vertis Neuroscience Inc. and Calypso…

Aurora expects rapid growth-Spokane company says strong ties with Microsoft to boost revenue, more than double its work force

Spokane software developer Aurora Consulting Group says it expects to generate tens of millions of dollars in additional revenue in the next 18 months through strong ties it has forged with software giant Microsoft Corp.,…

Call for proposals – forest product demonstration projects related to small diameter & low valued woods.

Marketing and Feasibility Request for Proposals (RFP)?The USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, is requesting proposals for forest products demonstration projects related to using small-diameter and low-valued hardwoods and softwoods. These funds are targeted to…

Rob Ryan, founder of Ascend Communications and Entrepreneur-America, Named Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year

Rob Ryan, founder of Ascend Communications and Entrepreneur America, will be honored by Cornell University on Sept. 26-27 as Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year (CEY) 2002. Ryan earned national attention when he grew his 1989…

Why software is so bad … … and what’s being done to fix it

It’s one of the oldest jokes on the Internet, endlessly forwarded from e-mailbox to e-mailbox. A software mogul — usually Bill Gates, but sometimes another —makes a speech. “If the automobile industry had developed like…

Giving Employees a Pat on the Back

Although critics of employee incentive programs argue that they ruin the work ethic, many businesses find that giving out cash bonuses, merchandise, stock or other awards can result in less absenteeism, higher morale, more productivity…

Colorado University invests $2.5 million in licenses, patents plan

The University of Colorado hasn’t kept pace with peer universities in turning faculty research and patents into marketable products and services. So it’s stepping up technology-transfer efforts with an aggressive strategic plan. By Michael Perrault,…