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Lemons Into Lemonade? Proven Tips for Making the Most of a Crisis
8/2/2007
Summary:

This brief, to-the-point article focuses on the financial side of handling a crisis, especially cash flow. But the larger message to entrepreneurs is that smart leaders can use crises to take their companies to the next level of performance.

Go To Source (www.nfib.com)
Offshore Outsourcing: How to Scratch The Three- or Four-Year Itch
8/23/2007
Summary:

An in-depth look at "offshore outsourcing" technology services, this excellent article reveals that relationships not continuously reviewed, maintained, and adjusted become "stale" within three years. Both quality and cost savings can drop to the point at which point a company needs to drop the practice itself.

Go To Source (www.cio.com)
Product and Service Management (recurring activities to manage a product/service)
8/2/2007
Summary:

This link is itself a collection of useful links offering a wealth of information about managing products and services.

Go To Source (www.managementhelp.org)
Recruiting from Competitors
8/9/2007
Summary:

Raiding the competition for the perfect employee might sound smart, but it can be very foolish and costly. This brief but helpful article explains why.

Go To Source (www.gaebler.com)
Suing a Customer for Nonpayment
8/30/2007
Summary:

A straightforward article about the three options you have to collect a debt from a non-payer: write a final demand for payment letter, sue in small claims court, or sue in state civil trial court. In each case, you'll need documentation of your claim and your attempts to collect, not to mention the hardy persistence entrepreneurs are known for. Bonus: Links to several other resources.

Go To Source (www.allbusiness.com)
terrygold.com: Hiring Salespeople
8/4/2007
Summary:

Terry Gold, a seasoned tech entrepreneur, tells you he is not an expert at hiring salespeople, but he has had some experience. Here's some advice on what to watch out for. First off? Hire people who will "sell stuff." Like Terry's advice? See the blog posts and articles Terry authored for the eVenturing site.

Go To Source (www.terrygold.com)
The 5-Point Plan to Check Out Potential Investors
8/7/2007
Summary:

Stolen software, too-high brokerage fees, out-and-out scams are just a few of the pitfalls entrepreneurs must avoid as they raise capital. This article explains key signs of trouble and what to do about them.

Go To Source (www.angel-investor-news.com)
The Art of Bootstrapping
8/2/2007
Summary:

How do you succeed at "bootstrapping"? Author and entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki lists eleven highly practical "must do" behaviors for entrepreneurs and explains why they are so important. Examples: "Focus on cash flow, not profitability" and "Forget the 'proven team.'"

Go To Source (blog.guykawasaki.com)
The Art of Branding
8/2/2007
Summary:

Assuming you have a great product and a limited budget, here are eight practical suggestions on how to build a brand that will "stick" from author and entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki.

Go To Source (blog.guykawasaki.com)
The Art of Distribution
8/23/2007
Summary:

Virality. Adjacency. Eyeballs. "Distribution" now means more than getting products from the factory to the store shelf. But there is a constant in the chaos: revenue production. If you run a consumer-facing venture, pay attention.

Go To Source (blog.guykawasaki.com)

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