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In the last decade, the United States has found itself fully immersed in nation building, despite its alleged distaste for such endeavors. U.S. military forces in particular have been at the center of these efforts, building schools in Iraq, staffing Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) throughout Afghanistan and training soldiers in Mozambique. U.S. Army platoon leaders hand out micro grants to small business owners and help stand up city councils. Civil servants who once trained for peacetime development work now find themselves mediating tribal disputes in remote mountain provinces. Regardless of the efficacy of such efforts, public statements by both President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggest that nation building and related activities are preferred solutions in the war against terrorism. Yet despite the enormous complexity and ambition of such efforts, there remains a gap in the training and education for nation building.
Selling your business is similar to raising capital. The difference: you're selling the whole company. Selling your company, like raising money, includes preparing the business plan, financials, cash-flow projections, and demonstration of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance practices.
This article in "Minnesota Technology" magazine provides stories of several entrepreneurs who pursued global sales strategies when homeland sales were lagging.
Entrepreneurs of color need to break through a culturally induced reluctance to trust to facilitate the relationships that spur business growth, says the founder of a minority search firm.
The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a United States Government corporation designed to work with some of the poorest countries in the world.
Entrepreneurs, in particular, are having troubles with today's widespread age-disconnect between managers and employees. The many twentysomethings who are launching companies these days hire workers who are both younger and older than they are, writes the author, a frequent EntreWorld contributor. She maintains that to manage this so-called "generation gap," you'll need to build a common understanding based on your company's values.
This finance expert explains the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) legislation and how it impacts both public and private companies as well as boards of directors. This author shows the upside and downside of SOX compliance and asserts private companies aiming to grow (and go public) should take steps to become SOX-compliant early on.
If you are considering using leased workers for your company, this article provides a detailed overview of the legal issues relevant to the employer, including IRS regulations and litigation.
Basic guidelines that can help determine if and when an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is right for your company.
A profile and a video tell the story of how entrepreneurship mentoring organizations have been a large factor in Peter Thomas' success, and how he in turn generously gives back his time and financial support.
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