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Realizing the High Performance Enterprise
7/23/2010
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A summary of comments from a Chief Executive magazine round table of mostly larger-company CEOs with Accenture as a co-sponsor, this piece can help entrepreneurs "see the future" of their companies from a leadership perspective.

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: What Is It?
7/23/2010
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What's the difference between flirting and harassment? What kind of behavior is actionable under the law? Case law is still evolving, and standards may vary, but having a clear policy at your office can help you avoid problems.

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Tapping Hispanic Markets
7/23/2010
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Hispanics are opening small businesses three times faster than other entrepreneurial segments in the U.S., and they are expected to soon have more disposable income than any other minority group.

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The Corporate Petri Dish
7/23/2010
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Corporate culture" doesn't just happen, it must be nurtured, just like a "culture" in a petri dish, writes the author.

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Women Entrepreneurs: Managing Perceptions, Managing Guilt
7/23/2010
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Women entrepreneurs face risks and stresses in building companies that men

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Containing a Counter Culture
7/22/2010
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The business of retail today is all about serving customers, and to do that, the people behind the counter need to realize they are the culture, write the authors.

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Employment and Labor Laws: A Primer
7/22/2010
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Every entrepreneur needs to know what federal and state employment and labor laws and regulations say about hiring, firing, compensation and discrimination.

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Brazil’s Entrepreneurship Boom
Ortmans Jonathan
6/21/2010
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Brazil is more than just the popular future host of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.  It is a very promising economy and the country of origin of many global challenger companies, such as Embraer, Marcopolo, and Natura. Economic analysts group the country with the most promising emerging markets, Russia, India and China, which together form the “BRIC countries.” Is entrepreneurship responsible for part of Brazil’s economic development? A look at some of the trends in entrepreneurship in Brazil suggests so, and the country’s efforts to boost its culture of innovation and entrepreneurship promise to sustain its growth in the coming years.

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Entrepreneurship in Turkey
Ortmans Jonathan
4/5/2010
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Turkey offers quite a sophisticated platform for entrepreneurs. It has a diversified industrial base, a relatively stable political and economic environment, a critical mass of willing early adopters, a considerable talent pool, a strong domestic market and underserved neighboring markets. Yet, currently only 6 out of 100 people are entrepreneurs – a very low rate given the country’s level of development. What challenges does Turkey need to address in order to unleash entrepreneurship as a force for economic growth?

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Real Support for Entrepreneurs: What Are We Waiting for?
Ortmans Jonathan
1/25/2010
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So we know that entrepreneurs are the primary engines of job creation in the United States. Research study after research study has confirmed that it is young firms that drive improvements in the employment situation. From 1980–2005, firms less than five years old accounted for all net job growth in the country. In 2007 alone, young firms (1-5 years old) accounted for nearly two-thirds of job creation. We also know more than half of the companies on the 2009 Fortune 500 list were launched during a recession or bear market, along with nearly half of the firms on the 2008 Inc. list of America’s fastest-growing companies. In light of all this evidence and in face of the employment crisis in the country, how can we truly support the entrepreneurs behind these young firms?

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