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An Overview of Six Sigma
Waggener Donald G
8/1/2007
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The Six Sigma manufacturing process drives production to near-perfect levels, seeking less than 3.4 defects per million output units. Here, the basic purpose and process of the Six Sigma methodology, and its connection to "lean" manufacturing, are clearly explained for entrepreneurs. The article also provides tips on getting started and guidelines to successful implementation.

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The Entrepreneurial Case for ISO Standards
Glynn Leo T Stowe Ralph S
9/24/2003
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Entrepreneurial companies should consider complying with an internationally recognized set of quality standards known as ISO as a way to mitigate risk, benchmark progress, and attract customers to an untested enterprise, say the founders of a consultancy.

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Joint Ventures and Corporate Partners
Sherman Andrew J
4/23/2001
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A search for a joint-venture partner requires a thorough review, extensive due diligence and a list of key objectives and goals. This article explains how to go through the process.

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Understanding Antitrust and Related Regulatory Aspects of Building Distribution Channels
Sherman Andrew J
6/1/2002
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Management and Legal Challenges in Planning A Family Business
Sherman Andrew J
8/1/2002
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Negotiating Merger and Acquisition Transactions
Sherman Andrew J
5/1/2003
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Survival of the Fittest
Roner Valencia
2/16/2003
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An entrepreneurial company in its second year confronts challenges more

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Getting "Lean"
Matthews Rod
8/1/2007
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After leaping into "Lean," Southern Vinyl Manufacturing gained efficiencies in nearly every area of its operations. Specifically, entrepreneur Rod Matthews explains the challenges and rewards of involving employees in finding and eliminating waste using the "Five Why" process. As a result of "getting lean," the company resolves manufacturing problems by digging deeply to identify root causes instead of just treating symptoms.

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Entrepreneurship Education for America's Future
Levy Larry
10/1/2004
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Larry Levy believes entrepreneurship education is important for the future of our country, and his involvement with Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management, demonstrates the commitment behind his beliefs.

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Going Back to College--For Entrepreneurial Resources
Heinmiller Robert
9/1/1998
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Entrepreneurs will find a host of business-building resources at nearby colleges and universities, among them books, brains and bodies, writes the author. Scour the libraries for printed materials, tap faculty for consulting jobs, and marshall students for research and staffing needs, he advises. In summing up, he offers valuable tips for getting acquainted and making the best use of campus resources.

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