Exporting?

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Check out A Basic Guide to Exporting, published by the U.S. Commercial Service. Even if you’re looking at hiring another company to assist you with the process, this resource will help you become a more informed consumer.

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Startups that file patents more likely to grow

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Check out this recent MIT Innovation Institute report on patents, trademarks, and startup growth. Haven’t named your business yet? Check out p.9 covering the probability of growth between a firms with short names and firms named after their founders.

https://innovation.mit.edu/sites/default/files/images/A%20New%20View_Final%20Report_3.3.16.pdf

Lawmakers Financial Interests

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Are you curious about whether or not your state lawmakers have a personal stake in a policy issue? One way to find out is to read the financial disclosure statements filed with the Arizona Secretary of State:

http://www.azsos.gov/elections/campaign-finance-reporting/financial-disclosure-statements

Thanks to Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan for pointing out this neat resource – to find a similar tool for your representatives in federal government, check out her twitter feed: https://twitter.com/SecretaryReagan