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The Power of the Noncompete
3/13/2007
Summary:

Noncompete clauses seem nearly universal--and not just in technology companies. But the effect is especially strong on specialist and "star" inventors, according to new research by Harvard Business School's Matt Marx, Deborah Strumsky, and Lee Fleming. Marx reflects on the business and career implications in this QandA.

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Top Ten Myths about Business Innovation
3/9/2007
Summary:

Inertia acts against the best interests of your business when the market shifts. According to Geoffrey Moore, most business writing about innovation is baloney -- here is his refreshing perspective.

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Hurricane Drives Interest in Online Backups
5/1/2007
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Whether it's to protect against a natural disaster, fire, or theft, backing up a companies electronic files is a necessity. Online backup services provide storage of valuable information at a location separate from the entrepreneur's company.

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Promoting Your Business
5/17/2007
Summary:

Every marketing plan starts the same way: by defining the target customer. Only then can an entrepreneur figure out the best way to reach them. Naturally, different types of target customers, or audiences, require different media and campaigns -- referred to as a promotional mix -- to reach them most effectively and efficiently. This tool takes a look at some different types of promotional media, and discusses the pros and cons of effectively reaching a target audience through each.

Go To Source (www.regions.com)
Survey Shows More Evidence of Trend Toward Online Storage
5/1/2007
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A survey by the Computing Technology Industry Association found that users of managed IT services are increasing spending in storage, backup, and disaster recovery services. One reason: a U.S. Supreme Court ruling demands businesses store and be able to retrieve documents connected to a case in litigation.

Go To Source (www.eweek.com)
The End of Software, and a New Way of Doing Business
5/1/2007
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems like Salesforce.com provide on-demand software via the Internet and are changing the way entrepreneurs leading growth companies serve, interact, and track online their potential and existing clients.

Go To Source (www.eweek.com)
Why Smart Companies Do Dumb Things
5/24/2007
Summary:

Consensus, conviction, expertise, and an inspirational vision. "Smart" entrepreneurs may rely on the like, but they don't guarantee success. Guy Kawasaki shares ten ways of avoiding mistakes that happen in spite of the best intentions.

Go To Source (blog.guykawasaki.com)
Building Your Brand
6/1/2007
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This tool helps you develop the intangible aspects of your company's brand--a collection of feelings and perceptions about quality, image, lifestyle and status.

Go To Source (www.regions.com)
Commodity and Electronics Price Forecasts for 2006
6/1/2007
Summary:

This article forecasts manufacturing costs for 2006 based on the price of commodities in some detail: energy (up); steel (down); stainless steel (down); electronics (flat). PC growth in developing countries will drive growth in electronics.

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Conduct a Market Analysis
6/1/2007
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This tool will conduct market analysis to determine if there is a need for your idea or product/service, identify a new market, analyze your current market, gain a competitive advantage, and begin to establish a marketing plan.

Go To Source (www.regions.com)

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