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Entrepreneurs seeking venture capital - a major source of funding for growth - need to approach these investors as both sellers of their company's future and buyers of financing services, writes a venture capitalist and former entrepreneur, who provides a targeted plan for addressing each.
Entrepreneurs are apt to happen upon found money by more skillfully
The co-founders of a public relations and events-management firm discuss the role of negotiation in enabling them to operate as equal partners. Balance, trust and skills are necessary for the give-and-take involved, and the authors provide suggestions for achieving that.
Creativity is all about finding innovative solutions to difficult problems, says an engineer who did just that to build what is now the country's fifth largest craft brewery. The article looks at how that principle applies to manufacturing, management, marketing and product development.
Creativity is the emotional lifeblood of entrepreneurship. Without creativity, thousands of companies would not have been launched. However, it is an element of entrepreneurial life that isn't easy to safeguard under the law.
Marketing creatively will enable entrepreneurial retailers to prosper in difficult or changing times, writes the founder of a venerable direct marketing company. The author offers examples of creative marketing from the company's half century in business.
The process of going through a legal audit isn't easy, but the risks associated with avoiding the issue are too high for any company to bear. Doing so is not only necessary, but beneficial.
The author, Jana Matthews, asserts that without policies and procedures, business growth becomes much harder to achieve. If you want to grow, you (the entrepreneur) have to stop doing everything yourself.
Entrepreneurs needing to motivate high-performance people must reward them for creating long-term value and satisfying customers, rather than for maximizing annual profit, argues a compensation consultant, who devised an alternative to the bonus-based performance award.
When it comes to compensation, the issue is not what you can pay, but what you can offer to the people you need to grow.
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