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An exhilarating ride with Pat Cavanaugh, sales rep supreme and CEO of the promotions company he founded in college, this lengthy article can't help but make you a better salesperson. It provides information, insight, and inspiration for entrepreneurs who need to sell. And who doesn't?
Serial entrepreneurs start a company, move on, and start another one. Parallel entrepreneurs do that, too, but with several companies at once. This VC blogger likes the idea, for the most part, and explains why: Such diversification can be synergistic.
In effect a promotion for "The Competitive Intelligence Handbook," this link is nonetheless of value because it provides the first four chapters in full, including an overview of the industry and some axioms entrepreneurs should understand. Links to other resources are a practical bonus.
Virality. Adjacency. Eyeballs. "Distribution" now means more than getting products from the factory to the store shelf. But there is a constant in the chaos: revenue production. If you run a consumer-facing venture, pay attention.
An overview of pricing based on value to the customer instead of cost to the producer, this article provides both theory and examples of the theory at work. It's a quick, useful read.
Firing an employee isn't easy--at least, it shouldn't be. Well-known author and consultant Guy Kawasaki offers 11 considered guidelines to making the process productive for all concerned: the departing employee, fellow employees, and you, the entrepreneur.
Rohonda Abrams lists some of the trade offs between buying and leasing. As your business grows, leasing may be tempting, but in the long run it may not be the best choice.
Overwhelmed by e-mail? Here are practical tips from entrepreneur Terry Gold on how to "get out from under." Busy business owners take note!
From cash-flow statements to stock purchase agreements, this practical site offers downloadable templates for the myriad business documents you'll need to launch, and grow, your company.
Raiding the competition for the perfect employee might sound smart, but it can be very foolish and costly. This brief but helpful article explains why.
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