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Using Scorecards With Your Board
10/11/2007
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A venture capitalist explains how key performance indicators (KPIs) are best compiled and used. They should be straightforward covering financial items and people, probably no more than 20, tied to specific managers, and coordinated by the CFO. Sales should be handled as a separate category.

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Using SBIR to Bootstrap Your Company
Katz Warren
3/1/2007
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Warren Katz, founder of a defense-related technology company, illustrates how he took advantage of the U.S. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to provide seed funding for RandD that later turned into a major product for his company.

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Using Investment Bankers to Sell Your Company
Geshwiler James
7/1/2006
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A critical early step in preparing your company for sale is hiring an investment banker to guide you. The ten-point set of guidelines contained in this article will help you recruit and hire the right investment banker.

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Using Intellectual Property Attorneys
FastTrac
2/2/2007
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Every business has some form of intellectual property and many businesses will need the help of an intellectual property attorney to sort it all out.

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Using Credit Cards: Watch the Fine Print
Fergerson Wendy
3/1/2007
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In the first three years of running her printing solutions company, Wendy Fergerson borrowed roughly $60,000 per month on credit cards without paying any interest. Out of that experience, she recommends credit cards as a way to bootstrap a company as long as you pay attention to the details on each card for which you apply.

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Using Creativity to Stand Out in a Competitive Marketplace
Vernon Lillian
6/22/2003
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Marketing creatively will enable entrepreneurial retailers to prosper in difficult or changing times, writes the founder of a venerable direct marketing company. The author offers examples of creative marketing from the company's half century in business.

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Using Creative Leadership
Ricks Frank
11/16/2005
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Frank Ricks, Founder of LRK Architecture, discusses design and creating value for clients while using creative leadership to increase the firm from seven to a hundred and sixty employees.

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Using Consultants, Contractors, or Advisers
FastTrac
2/2/2007
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As your company grows, you'll need to obtain specialized and technical advice on a regular basis. Consider using outside professionals because they are usually less expensive than hiring full-time staff when you have a project needing outside expertise.

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Using Branding to Increase Sales
FastTrac
1/25/2007
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This article discusses one of the most effective market strategies for any company, creating a company brand.

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Users, feedback and a bear: How one healthcare entrepreneur tested his product
Ryan Amin
9/24/2013
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Healthcare entrepreneurs can see the potential for a product's success in the raw concept, but the product must go through a critical testing phase to reach that potential.

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