Tech Transfer Offices only “Tip of the Iceberg”

A new report examining the commercial activity resulting from academic research shows that a sizable number of scientists are bypassing university patent and licensing offices to start new firms.

Middle age crazy? It’ll cost to do your thing

 Going solo has always been high on the list of midlife moves, even more common in a job market like today’s. According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, a quarter of new U.S. ventures in 2009 were so-called “necessity entrepreneurship” moves (precipitated by a layoff or other income loss), up from 13% in 2008.

New Local Market Research Website brings focused insights to Entrepreneurs, Small Businesses

Ad-ology Research announced today a new how-to website and series of video briefings, both designed to help local marketers understand and take advantage of market research. LocalMarketResearch.com and its companion video briefing, Local Marketing Minute, feature trends, forecasts and opportunities specific to local business.

http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/permalink/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20100616006587&newsLang=en

Interested in starting a fashion line?

BOOTSTRAPPING THE RUNWAYS: Chloe & Reese started small, but two years into business the label is sold in Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus, as well as small boutiques all over the world

Emerging designers, beware: Even if you are able to create a beautiful product, the fashion world is fraught with tricky choices on incorporation, competitive analysis, sales, and protecting your brand. We’ve asked new designers, as well as legal experts, for some advice on the fashion start-up .

http://www.inc.com/guides/2010/06/break-into-fashion-industry.html?partner=newsletter_Success

Companies help nontechies create killer apps for iPhones

Would-be entrepreneurs supply the ideas, and the firms supply the programmers and the marketing.

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-app-goldrush-20100624,0,7112327.story?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+latimes/mostviewed+(L.A.+Times+-+Most+Viewed+Stories)

‘Power Eye’ lets consumers know why that web ad was sent to them

Starting this week, AT&T, American Express, Microsoft and dozens of other major marketers will pull the veil off their web ads and show consumers what’s inside.

VIDEO: “Let’s raise kids to be entrepreneurs”

Bored in school, failing classes, at odds with peers: This child might be an entrepreneur, says Cameron Herold. At TEDxEdmonton, he makes the case for parenting and education that helps would-be entrepreneurs flourish – as kids and as adults.