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Considerations for Founders
6/28/2006
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Many companies go under because of failure of the relationships among the team members. Teams often launch firms without talking about what they want to get out of the venture. This article shows how company founders can better structure their top team relationships to prevent problems down the road.

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Constructing a Money Tree
Smith Rebecca
4/16/2001
Article Resource
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Real estate and insurance are cornerstones of a construction company founder's strategy for building and protecting both business assets and personal wealth. With the help of a financial advisor, she's sustaining her vision of leadership: to understand value, share profits and give back to the community.

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Consumer Goods Statistics
10/29/2010
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Trade Data on Consumer Goods Industries

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Contracting Opportunities: Office of the Procurement Executive, U.S. Department of State
10/29/2010
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Providing management direction and Department-wide leadership and expertise in the areas of acquisition and federal assistance to ensure the timely delivery of quality goods and services that directly results in creating a more secure, democratic, and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community. Creating and implementing strategies to maximize the effectiveness, efficiency, and responsiveness of the contracting and grant making processes through Department-wide leadership in the areas of policy development, training, and support. Integrating technology, highly-experienced acquisition staff, and best business practices to offer mission-oriented and cost-effective risk management in the Department’s business areas of acquisition and federal assistance. Promoting partnerships with contractors, federal assistance recipients, and the general public by ensuring the transparency of State Department’s procurement processes while maintaining the highest level of public trust, integrity, ethical standards, and compliance with Federal and State Department procurement regulations and policies. Fostering innovation in the administration of these functions by collaborating with Department staff and the general public to explore new directions in Federal Government and Department procurement and federal assistance policies and procedures.

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Country Commercial Guides
10/29/2010
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The Country Commercial Guide presents a comprehensive look at the  commercial environment in many countries throughout the world. It reviews economic and political conditions and trends, identifies commercial opportunities for U.S. exports and investment, and reviews the overall investment climate in each country. Key sections include a listing of best prospects, in-depth information about doing business in Israel and an economic roundup. In conjunction with the U.S. Commercial Service, several other U.S. Government agencies contribute to information contained in this comprehensive report.

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Crafting a Mission Statement
7/22/2010
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Answering the questions in this tool can help entrepreneurs craft a mission statement. For companies that already have a mission statement, this is a good opportunity to review and update it.

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Creating Clarity of Purpose, Structure, and Measurement
FastTrac
11/11/2005
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Organizations thrive when they are clear about what needs to get done, who needs to do it, and how it should get done. Without clarity there is wasted effort and even chaos.

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Creating Collaboration Takes More Than Technology
Rosen Evan
4/20/2010
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Why should any organization adopt collaboration? There's only one reason—value creation. After all, if we're not creating value, what's the point? With a growing consciousness for collaboration, many companies are investing in collaboration tools and technologies. These range from enterprise instant messaging and unified communications, wikis, and enterprise social media to virtual worlds, Web conferencing, and telepresence.

In a typical scenario, the months fly by after the collaboration tools are implemented. As the seasons change, decision-makers anticipate reaping the benefits of collaboration. And perhaps they can even point to successes within particular business units or functions. Often, though, it's the same old story. The company remains for the most part internally competitive, hierarchical, and command-and-control driven. The tools alone have failed to make the company collaborative. Worse yet, the tools may have created no real value, and the decision-makers who had pinned such high hopes on these tools are surprised.

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Creating Enchantment
Kawasaki Guy
3/2/2011
Audio Resource
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Entrepreneur and bestselling author Guy Kawasaki shares the secrets to being enchanting and developing influence through the "pillars of enchantment." In this funny and engaging lecture, Kawasaki examines the deep value in being likable, creating trust, and taking empowering action. He also shares keys to telling a great story, overcoming resistance, and enchanting your boss and colleagues.

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Creating Exceptional Customer Experiences
FastTrac
11/11/2005
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One of the best ways to grow your company is to provide your customers with such a great experience that they return again.

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