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Revisiting a School of Military Government: How Reanimating a World War II-Era Institution Could Professionalize Military Nation Building
Patterson Rebecca
6/29/2011
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In the last decade, the United States has found itself fully immersed in nation building, despite its alleged distaste for such endeavors. U.S. military forces in particular have been at the center of these efforts, building schools in Iraq, staffing Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) throughout Afghanistan and training soldiers in Mozambique. U.S. Army platoon leaders hand out micro grants to small business owners and help stand up city councils. Civil servants who once trained for peacetime development work now find themselves mediating tribal disputes in remote mountain provinces. Regardless of the efficacy of such efforts, public statements by both President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggest that nation building and related activities are preferred solutions in the war against terrorism. Yet despite the enormous complexity and ambition of such efforts, there remains a gap in the training and education for nation building.

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Key Strategies Implementation Worksheet
7/23/2010
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With your completed business plan in hand, the only thing left to do is implement it. This tool provides a way to prioritize the key strategies and use your business plan as an action document.

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Business Plan Checklist
7/22/2010
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This tool will help you identify areas in your plan that need additional atttention before it is complete.

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Equity Capital Sources for High Growth Entrepreneurs
7/22/2010
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This article discusses the sources of equity capital for entrepreneurs starting and growing new ventures.

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Evaluate Growth Opportunities Worksheet
7/22/2010
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Use this tool to evaluate growth opportunities based on your vision, business growth readiness, and market potential for opportunities you have already identified.

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Growth Analysis Map
7/22/2010
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This helpful tool identities the four major steps in analyzing and planning a business's growth--growth indicators, industry potential, growth opportunities, and market potential.

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Growth Indicators Worksheet
7/22/2010
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The growth indicators evaluated in this tool can help determine what level and type of growth a business is capable of supporting.

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Guide to Online Market Research
7/22/2010
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This research guide is filled with tools, including databases, trade publications, and more to assist entrepreneurs as they study a potential market--customers, demographics, competitors, trends, and more.

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Identifying Market Segments and Selecting a Target Market
7/22/2010
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This tool will help you evaluate your marketing research to identify potential market segments, identify characteristics of each market segment, and select a target market.

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Identifying Your Customers' Buying Motivators
7/22/2010
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Entrepreneurs can use this tool to consider their customers' needs and wants to identify potential improvements to products and services that could increase sales.

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