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Start-ups face special marketing challenges, not the least of which can be the founder's ego. This article is an excellent in-depth review of the big sales problems startups can experience--and how to solve them.
Keeping your talented women executives on board may be tougher than keeping your men. Despite aggressive anti-discrimination efforts and myriad opportunities, women still hold significantly fewer top corporate posts than men. There are clear reasons for it, too, which entrepreneurs need to know.
Be sure to spend at least as much time orienting and training new employees as you did to hire them. And then continue to oversee their development. Why? New hires, especially, need focused guidance to make the most of their talents and do it effectively in your organization. Plus, you are grooming them (we hope) to run the business so you can grow the company.
Want to spark innovation? Let your employees lead themselves while you behave as managing director. It works, sometimes, but it's clearly not for everyone because it comes with its own special challenges. This article is a brief, informative introduction to the concept.
What's your quantifiable risk in conducting (or not conducting) specific business activities? Operational Risk Management (ORM) has stepped up as a practical tool for finding out, especially in technology-related arenas.
Setting prices that yield profits means testing and monitoring. Test offers for responsiveness and for cost effectiveness. Monitor competitors to stay one step ahead (or keep up!) and suppliers to reduce costs as much as possible.
Want to graduate from entreprneur to venture capitalist? Take the VCAT (venture capital aptitude test) to see if you've got the right stuff. Hint: You need more real-world experience than crunching numbers and drawing up business models. A lot more.
The top leader at GE, Jeff Immelt, shares the 10-item checklist he uses to do his job. It will work for you and your managers too.
Dan Bricklin, co-creator of VisiCalc (the first spreadsheet program for personal computers) and an accomplished entrepreneur, conducts an in-depth discussion with himself on the complexities of patent law and patent litigation. If you're headed that way, it's an informative read for you . . . and probably your lawyer, too.
One in three workers thinks training is a waste of time. But, properly conducted, training can in fact be valuable. Making it work in your workplace is essential. This brief articles provides the basic guidelines for helping your employees make the most of their training time.
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