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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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Industry Potential Worksheet
7/22/2010
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This tool will guide the entrepreneur through the process of researching information to determine industry potential.

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Sample Cash Flow Report
1/1/2008
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Review this sample Cash Flow Report and Cash Flow Statement for this year old business to understand the primary differences in these two reports and the value in using them in reporting financial information.

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Sample Income Statement
1/1/2008
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Along with this sample Income Statement for a year old business, this tool provides a line-by-line explanation of the most common categories used to report profits.

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Selecting Consultants and Contractors Worksheet
9/1/2007
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Just as with hiring internal managers and staff, using external support requires careful planning and selection. Before you select a consultant or contractor, determine your budget, scope of work, timeline, measures for success, and other resources available to support the people who will do the work. Use this worksheet to help you think through important issues and to guide you in the selection process.

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Sample Compensation Philosophy
6/1/2007
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As you are determining the right executive compensation program, you might find this tool helpful in establishing and communicating an overall compensation philosophy for your company.

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Sample Executive Employment Agreement
6/1/2007
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This document is a sample executive employment agreement covering base salary, incentive bonus, equity incentives, benefits, termination, restrictive covenants, intellectual property, and more.

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Sample Proposed Employee Incentive Program
6/1/2007
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This tool was designed to assist an entrepreneur who set up a bonus system that keyed off the company's EBITDA. By having a bonus program tied to EBITDA, top team members were forced to think like an owner thinks about expenses, opportunities, and investment.

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Capital Structures for Entrepreneurs
4/27/2007
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This article presents a discussion of how ownership can be distributed in a company, first considering equity allocation when starting a company and then examining the amount and effect of dilution that might be caused by accepting outside financing.

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Interview Forms
4/27/2007
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This tool features lists of sample key questions to ask and to avoid in an interview, a form for taking notes as you interview each potential employee, and a matrix to help you objectively compare candidates.

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