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Investors can have a high degree of influence on the operations of their portfolio companies because of their capital and their board roles. Such influence, at times, may push through ideas that are not in alignment with the leadership team's strategy. This article offers one VC's insights into the relationship between investor and the entrepreneur or CEO.
This tool contains descriptions and examples of the eight major types of ratios used in financial analysis: Income, Profitability, Liquidity, Working Capital, Bankruptcy, Long-Term Analysis, Coverage, and Leverage.
The mysteries of how VCs determine company value can be daunting to entrepreneurs. This uncertainty is due, in large part, to the uncertainty of the valuation process itself. From the VC Confidential blog, here is a glimpse of what that process looks like.
The on-boarding of staff members can be confusing to newcomers. Yet, this is a time when most employees build important relationships-- friendships, in fact, that can double the chances of those new employees being satisfied at work. In excerpts from his recent book "Vital Friends", author Tom Rath shares suggestions for both formal and informal orientation processes.
In May, USAID’s Business and Economics Education Project (B&EE) helped open the Kazakhstan-American Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation (KACEBI) at the Western-Kazakhstan Institute of Languages and Management “Evrazia”. The center provides strategic consulting services and training for entrepreneurs in the areas of financial management, marketing, and human resource management to improve market-oriented business practices in the West Kazaskhstan Oblast and the surrounding region. In addition, KACEBI is partnering with Western universities to bring undergraduate and graduate degree programs specializing in entrepreneurship to the region.
On May 12, 2006, an official opening ceremony commenced the work of the Kyrgyz-American Center for Entrepreneurship Studies (KACES) at the Osh Technological University. The center is the first business training school in the Kyrgyz Republic that is affiliated with an institution of higher education. The center will help to improve the business environment in Osh by providing current and aspiring entrepreneurs with access to much needed practical training and materials. It is also expected to foster greater penetration of business and entrepreneurship curriculum into higher education. Moreover, the center is planning to work closely with the Ministry of Education, Science and Youth Policy to develop curricula changes that will encourage universities to adopt hands-on case study methods of teaching.
This brief, to-the-point VC blog entry explains why investors often consider operating cash flow as the best measure of business health. The piece also explains one way for entrepreneurs to calculate it with investors in mind.
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