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Entrepreneurs confronting the unhappy task of having to downsize when business conditions change need to execute in a way that preserves the dignity of, and, ultimately, the relationship with, the employees, says an entrepreneur who laid off her entire staff in the wake of the dot-com crash. Downsizing well involves throwing away the rulebook and dealing with people on a personal level, she writes.
Thuuz Co-Founder and CEO Warren Packard appreciates how uncertainty is a constant force in the lives of entrepreneurs. Sharing stories from his career as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Packard captures how life is a series of decisions made without complete information. He also addresses how his current venture approaches issues of funding and strategic partnerships.
In the classic sense, Whole Foods isn’t a traditional company, nor a conventional one. But maybe that’s why it’s so successful, CEO John Mackey says.
Overwhelmed by e-mail? Here are practical tips from entrepreneur Terry Gold on how to "get out from under." Busy business owners take note!
Former U.S. Undersecretary of Energy Kristina Johnson discusses the empowering experiences of her life and career in academia, government and private industry. In a conversation with STVP's Tina Seelig, Johnson identifies the strengths of each of these areas to affect change and innovation, and offers lessons in leading a life that can capitalize on new opportunities.
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Energy Technology Commercialization Help - From idea development to market assessment, intellectual property protection to fund raising, Energy TechNet covers every stage of energy technology development and commercialization.
OPIC assists U.S. companies by providing financing (from large structured finance to small business loans), political risk insurance, and investment funds.
This resource offers a basic tool box for entrepreneurs and includes samples of business models, marketing collaterals, and templates for licensing and determining profitability of new ventures.
In today's extremely tight labor market, small-company employers must approach hiring just as they approach selling. To lure able and enthusiastic candidates, the author writes, a CEO should consider such steps as contacting reluctant candidates personally, offering equity compensation to augment salaries, and sending welcoming gifts like fruit baskets. Of particular note is a discussion of factors the author says "count" in the sales-whoops!-the hiring process.
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