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Reading Your Financial Story
FastTrac
3/12/2007
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This article will provide you with a starting point for understanding your financial statements. In it you will find guidelines for the type of information you need and suggestions on how to review it.

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Measuring Financial Performance
FastTrac
3/12/2007
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As the first indicator of profitability, a firm's gross margin will establish the goals that will drive the action plans of almost every department. The second indicator, Operating Expenses, should be assessed just as carefully.

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Cash Flow: Alternative Sources
FastTrac
3/12/2007
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This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of obtaining needed cash through alternative sources that may not be typically considered. It also discusses specific sources that may provide the cash needed.

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Cash Flow: Internal Sources
FastTrac
3/12/2007
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This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of obtaining needed cash through internal sources. It also discusses specific sources that typically provide internal cash.

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The Operations Plan
FastTrac
3/9/2007
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This article discusses the Operations Plan as an action document to coordinate the activities of the company towards achieving the overall goals and mission.

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Measuring Performance
FastTrac
3/9/2007
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Performance standards will be of little value if the entrepreneur never measures actual performance against the standards. Ongoing measurement assures that a business stays on track.

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Giving Back
FastTrac
3/9/2007
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The power to make a difference comes when you look inside to find what you have to give.

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Doing It the All-Cash Way
Clark Bill
3/1/2007
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Running your own business on your own terms can mean freedom in your schedule and business approach. It can also mean slim funding. This serial entrepreneur and cofounder of The Baby Einstein Company sought to avoid entanglement with venture capitalists and discovered doing business on a cash-only basis was the answer for him.

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The Hairagami© Story - And the Golden Rule
Carey Barbara
3/1/2007
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Barbara Carey, an entrepreneur and product innovator, tells her story about bootstrapping her company with $800 and how she secured her first order and first manufacturer. Carey's golden rule: get your product or service order first before making any business commitments.

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From Bricker to a Billion
Suleman Razor
3/1/2007
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Razor Suleman has bootstrapped several companies since his college days and he continues to bootstrap by investing the proceeds from one firm into the next. In this article, he shares three strategies that have enabled him to grow his current company to $10 million in sales in 2006.

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