Legally speaking — a dictionary of terms
A supplement to the rest of our “legally speaking” resources, this dictionary of terms will help you make sense of the legal jargon.
Design thinking is a way to solve problems by considering the perspectives and needs of humans first.
How does my idea fit into a business model canvas?
The business model canvas (BMC) is one way to describe and discuss your business model. Learn how to adapt the BMC to fit your work.
Is mentorship right for me?
Mentorship is reflective and personalized, focusing on your entrepreneurial goals specifically or connecting about overall life experiences.
How do I legally form my business?
Explore the different types of legal business structures and the implications of each so that you can make the right choice for you and your venture.
What contracts should I have in place?
Explore different types of contracts, what information they contain and what protections they offer. Templates and examples will help you get started.
Should I copyright my work?
Explore the protections offered by a copyright, figure out if one is right for you and learn how to apply for one.
What are my business license options?
Learn about different types of business licenses — general business, regulatory, tax and more — plus tips for Arizona residents and ASU affiliates.
What are my funding options?
It costs money to start a business. Explore five types of funding to help you understand your options.
We’ll dig into how your idea creates value, who your idea serves and how you can make your idea real.