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5 Steps to Safeguard Your Product From Patent Theft

Filing a patent isn't enough to protect your idea. It's important to consider how competitors might find a way around your patent and take action in advance. Here's how.

Stephen Key

· 5 min read

Creating a Prototype Immediately and 4 More Business Tips From the Week

Read the best tips of the week from Entrepreneur.com, from why you should build a prototype early to why you need a team of "front stabbers."

Brian Patrick Eha

· 4 min read

How to Protect Your Business Idea Without a Patent

You don't have to fork over thousands of dollars in legal fees to safeguard your business idea with a patent. Here are some affordable easy steps to help ensure you're protecting your ideas from theft.

Stephen Key

· 4 min read

3 Games To Help You Generate Business Ideas

Coming up with business ideas should be fun. Here are three games you can play anywhere -- whether walking through store aisles or out for a jog -- that will turn your mind into an idea factory.

Stephen Key

· 3 min read

5 Essential Ingredients of a Winning Business Idea

Not all ideas make it to market -- no matter how great they seem. How to tell if your idea has legs? Here are five key qualities every good concept should have.

Stephen Key

· 5 min read

Want to Harness the Power of the Crowd? Consider These Tips

Crowdsourcing is altering the way companies come up with innovative ideas and accomplish large and small tasks.

Catherine Clifford

· 4 min read

Creative Problem-Solving Strategies to Test Your Business Idea

How to use an approach called 'design thinking' when you're creating a new product or business.

Nadia Goodman

· 4 min read

Have an Idea for the Next Kale Chip? 3 Tips for Success in the Natural and Organic Industry (Infographic)

The fast-growing natural and organic products industry has plenty to offer hungry startups.

Catherine Clifford

Senior Entrepreneurship Writer at CNBC

Is It Time to Let Go of Your Business Idea?

Four tips to help you know if your idea has run its course.

Nadia Goodman

How to Motivate Creative Employees

Four tips to help you inspire creative employees to share new business ideas.

Nadia Goodman

Pinterest Reaches Two Startup Milestones: One Good, One Bad

Pinterest gets sued, Facebook adds voice messaging to mobile apps, why Indonesia is ground zero for Twitter use and more social-media news.

Zipcar Timeline: From Business Idea to IPO to $500 Million Buyout

A timeline of the car-sharing service, from inception through public offering to buyout offer.