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Conducting a SWOT Analysis
7/22/2010
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This tool provides a SWOT Analysis chart to aid the entrepreneur in reviewing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of their business.

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Conducting Market Research
7/22/2010
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To take advantage of market opportunities or solve a marketing problem, you need to conduct market research, such as gathering, interpreting, and reporting data.

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Crafting a Mission Statement
7/22/2010
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Answering the questions in this tool can help entrepreneurs craft a mission statement. For companies that already have a mission statement, this is a good opportunity to review and update it.

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Defining My Three-Year Vision
7/22/2010
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This tool will help entrepreneurs identify their three-year vision by first reviewing core values and the company's mission statement and then describing the business in the future.

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Defining Success and Desired Growth
7/22/2010
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This tool leads entrepreneurs through a process of identifying and clarifying personal goals. These goals are then extended into a vision for the business.

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Due Diligence Checklist
7/22/2010
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A due diligence checklist can provide a comprehensive assemblage of company information an entrepreneur needs in advance to negotiate their company's sale effectively. This checklist is used by Corey Schwartz, entrepreneur and finance expert, in his negotiations to buy and sell companies.

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Eight Steps to Working ON Your Business
7/22/2010
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It is easy for entrepreneurs to get lost in the details of running a business. This article proposes eight key steps that will help any entrepreneur concentrate on what's important in achieving success.

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Elevator Pitch
7/22/2010
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This tool will help you compose a brief, compelling elevator pitch.

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Environmental Scanning
7/22/2010
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The questions in this tool will help entrepreneurs evaluate their business's environment, including the industry, competition, and market.

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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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