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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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Preparing Your Company for Exit
Okabe Robert M
7/1/2006
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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.

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Patent Filing as a Competitive Strategy
Pace Gary M PhD
8/1/2006
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To develop a solid IP protection strategy, accumulate patent protection on as many of the unique and novel aspects of your product as possible. Approach the challenge of creating a patent strategy by considering all the components of your product, such as its design, its use, and its manufacture.

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Networking for Minority Entrepreneurs
Watson Joe
3/22/2005
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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.

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Maquiladora Entrepreneur Spreads Partnership Message
Levine Cecilia Ochoa
1/15/2007
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As a child growing up in Chihuahua, Mexico, Cecilia Levine's English vocabulary didn't include "entrepreneurship," but she certainly could see the difference it made in people's lives. What she couldn't see then was how entrepreneurship would provide her with the tools, resources and passion to improve the lives of thousands on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border.

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Managing Up and Down the Generational Ladder
Lawton Jennifer
7/1/1999
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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.

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Managing Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
Botts William V
5/1/2006
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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.

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Managing Innovation in Product Development: An Entrepreneur's Guide
Gordon Steven J
10/1/1997
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As the cost of new technologies plummets, even small manufacturers can turn.

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Legal and Ethical Challenges for Entrepreneurs in the New Age of Scrutiny
Sherman Andrew J
12/1/2002
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If you thought recently-enacted legislation to require greater corporate accountability was intended only for public companies, think again. Expect considerable spillover among private companies seeking venture funding or planning for acquisition by public companies, argues this legal expert.

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Legal Issues With Use of Leased Workers
Cross Dan S
2/8/2007
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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.

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