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Scaling Your Business through Partnership

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I recently had the privilege of attending an educational workshop as part of the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) Angel Food Conference and Education Series 2019. The workshop centered on the topic of scaling up businesses in the food and beverage sector. Being a food science graduate and getting to work in food and beverage related patents, I was excited to learn about challenges for food and beverage businesses as they begin to grow. Discussion ranged from production to distribution to financing. No matter the topic, however, one of the central themes was finding partners that are the right fit for the various growth stages of your business. These partners come in many forms, such as mentors, employees, co-packers, distributors, and financial institutions. And these partners can further include intellectual property (IP) counsel. Finding IP counsel that understands your business and how to serve your business as it grows is an invaluable asset. The right IP partners can help to …