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Leveraging your advisors and directors is a lot like managing your customers: Accurate information and clear communication are key to a good relationship. Recruiting knowledgeable executives from established, prestigious companies is a good way to gain experience and credibility-but for this serial start-up founder, it's even more important to ask them the right questions and pay attention to their suggestions.
Given rapidly moving changes in our marketplace, the challenge for the entrepreneurial company is how and when to grow. And this leads to other major questions that can be difficult to answer. What strategies should be used to facilitate growth? How do you know whether these strategies are appropriate for your business?
Regularly reviewing your business plan ensures that you meet the needs of a growing enterprise. This allows you to identify key growth areas that you want to target.
This article suggests you think of your business plan as a production line. You have to document what goes into the success of your production line - talent, capital, market position, and more.
The importance of a comprehensive, thoughtful business plan cannot be overemphasized. Much hinges on it including achievement of your goals and objectives.
Dan Elenbaas, CEO and chairman of Amaze Entertainment, explains the strategy that led his company to expand into lucrative Asian markets.
A tremendous amount of coordination, effort, and savvy is necessary to launch a global sales strategy, according to the author.
This all-inclusive Trade Guide, created by the U.S. Small Business Administration and AT&amp;T, is a must-read if you are considering a global sales strategy.
Geoff Davis is the founder and CEO of Unitus. For the last nine years, Geoff has worked with microfinance programs worldwide, beginning with a program he founded in central Mexico. He was an early employee at Grameen
Foundation USA, a global microfinance leader, and has spoken widely on microfinance, including speeches and lectures at the International Monetary Fund, on National Public Radio, and at Harvard, Stanford and Brigham Young Universities. He
has also been a speaker on microfinance topics at conferences in Chile, Switzerland, Bangladesh and elsewhere. In addition, Geoff is an entrepreneur, having worked at numerous startups and formed several companies earlier in his career.
Geoff holds a B.A. in international relations from Brigham Young University and a master's degree in development economics and public policy from Harvard University.
This article focuses on how many entrepreneurs today -- compared with the launch of the dot-com era -- are being careful with the money they spend and making sure they stretch their financing as far as possible.
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