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Assessing Industry Potential
FastTrac
8/28/2006
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When evaluating industry potential, key considerations include its current size and rate of growth as well as profitability characteristics and trends.

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Attracting the Next Generation
George Bill
7/22/2010
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America finds itself confronting a host of problems - from environmental crises to reform on Wall Street, Congress has no shortage of pressing issues to tackle.

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Avoiding Self-Destruction by Outsourcing Information Destruction
Barry Ray
9/1/2007
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Before selling to Cintas in 2006, Shred First, the company Ray Barry helped start, had grown into the largest independently owned shredding business in the country. Here, he explains why, from a legal and competitive perspective, a seemingly "non-critical" function like document security is actually a critical function and why outsourcing document destruction to a reputable company is the most secure, efficient, and economical solution.

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Babson Breeds New Business, Learning and Community Spirit
Rein Shaun
4/6/2010
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First-year undergrads at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass. have come up with 16 new businesses as part of a management and entrepreneurship course.  Each team was made up of approximately 30 students and the businesses vary from imitation sunglasses to wireless mice with 1GB USB storage to an accessory locating gadget.

The class, Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship is a seven-credit, year-long focus on the world of business where student teams invent, develop, launch, manage and liquidate a business. Students study entrepreneurship, marketing, accounting, organizational behavior, information systems and operations. Babson provides up to $3,000 as startup money for these student endeavors and the businesses will run throughout the spring semester. Any profits are donated to a local community service agency of the team’s choice.

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Befriending an Elephant: Partnering with Global Giants
Magelli Paul Jr
12/1/2006
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The entrepreneur recounts how his firm went from being one of 50 tactical suppliers for a large firm to joining its exclusive club of strategic partners. The key: first understand these large firms' challenges and deliver solutions that would transform their businesses.

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Big Banks' Small-Business Lending Promises
Tozzi John
7/22/2010
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They said they would increase credit to small businesses in 2010. Here's a look at how some of the biggest fared in the first quarter.

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Bite it - and a Few Other Impulse Control Tips to Help You Succeed
Halford Scott
7/22/2010
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One sentence was all it took. It came down to a quick choice, and the one he chose probably wrecked his career.

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Bootstrapping
FastTrac
3/20/2007
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Bootstrapping is a tactic to help you spend less cash and therefore need less to operate your business. This article discusses ways to bootstrap your business operations.

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Bootstrapping Your Business
Payne William H Bill
3/1/2007
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Bootstrapping allows entrepreneurs to operate their startups with minimal investments from others, according to equity capital expert, Bill Payne. This allows entrepreneurs to postpone raising capital while their firms mature and retain ownership of their companies during that time.

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Bootstrapping to Extend Cash Flow
Payne William H Bill
2/1/2006
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Bootstrapping is one way to extend existing cash and postpone the need to raise money, thus allowing the entrepreneur time to achieve milestones and raise the valuation of the company. The author provides specific ways to bootstrap your company and extend your cash runway.

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