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The Blessing of Complaints: How Rantings and Ravings Can Help You Succeed
Smilor Ray
3/26/2001
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When customers complain, you're getting market intelligence for free. Treat every gripe as a chance to fix the problem and build your company's reputation for good service.

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Constructing a Money Tree
Smith Rebecca
4/16/2001
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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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Mergers and Acquisitions: An Introduction
Sherman Andrew J
4/30/2001
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This article, first in a series of seven, defines the terms and types of corporate marriage. Know the rationale for merging in various industries and the goals entrepreneurs seek to achieve before you take the plunge.

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Selling "In" Instead of "Out"
Behnke Karen
5/7/2001
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If you're ready to sell the business but want to remain on the acquiring company's management team, you'll need a never-having-to-say-you're-sorry contract. This article offers eight indispensable tips for negotiating it.

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Selling Your Company
Sherman Andrew J
5/14/2001
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Careful preparation is the key to a successful sale. Selecting the negotiating team, auditing for legal problems, writing the offering memorandum and, above all, fixing up your financials are all part of the process. This article leads you through the necessary steps.

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Surviving the Lean Years
Heinmiller Robert
5/21/2001
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How do you survive personally when your business goes bust? In an article that is both realistic and compassionate, the author lays out a financial plan for the seven lean years. Stash away cash during the fat years, downsize quickly once the handwriting is on the wall, and consider moving to a lower-cost geographic area are among his suggestions.

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PR Under Pressure
Schildberger Michael
6/11/2001
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After coaching others in spin control for years, a cash-strapped entrepreneur had to face the music-and the media-himself. He drew on long-cultivated relationships to tell his story accurately and bring his business out of receivership. Being both proactive and honest, he says, is essential in a crisis situation.

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Taking Advantage of the Opportunities
Singh K Paul
7/9/2001
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For this start-up phone company, global expansion was always the founder's goal. Human resources, timing and focus assured its long-distance success. Owning its own networks also enabled it to enter foreign markets without making deals with monopolies.

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Ancient Materials, Modern Technology, Timeless Challenges
Rhodes Richard
7/16/2001
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Creating value at every stage of the process, an entrepreneur rescues stone from sites threatened with destruction and gives it new life elsewhere. To manage multiple languages, locations, currencies and cultures, he relies on the Internet and high-speed telecommunications.

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Staying Sane, Safe and Profitable Overseas
Nelson R W
7/16/2001
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Here is an entrepreneur's guide to the steps that are necessary for doing business in emerging markets. Knowing what to avoid may be even more important as you expand.

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