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Ethical Manipulation: Entrepreneurial Non-Cash Compensation
Stewart Larry R
10/22/2003
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Entrepreneurs, Manage Your Global Growth
Herwick Rebecca
5/8/2004
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Global growth is essential for entrepreneurial companies but must be managed to overcome challenges such as language barriers and tax-related paperwork, says the founder of a Harley-Davidson licensee.

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Entrepreneurs, Hire the Disabled
Herwick Rebecca
3/15/2004
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Hiring the disabled allows entrepreneurs greater productivity, lower labor costs, and lucrative tax benefits, in addition to engendering goodwill, says a company founder who employs brain-injured workers.

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Emerging Markets: An Entrepreneur's Guide to Staying Sane, Safe and Profitable
Nelson R W
5/1/1998
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Doing business in the rough-and-tumble arena of underdeveloped countries involves adhering to global business basics, such as researching markets thoroughly, while coping with surprises, writes a veteran international entrepreneur who first took his company overseas three decades ago. In entering the "emerging markets," entrepreneurs need to keep close tabs on how (and if) they will be paid, as well as on local managers overly eager to make sales.

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Dealing With HIV/AIDS in the Workplace
Sherman Andrew J
10/9/2000
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People infected with HIV, whether or not they have AIDS symptoms, are protected in the workplace by federal and state laws concerning discrimination and disability. These guidelines for education, testing and accommodation policies can help entrepreneurs avoid problems.

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Considering D&O Insurance
Anderson Robert C
5/1/2006
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Directors and Officers (DandO) insurance is a term often heard in companies forming their first boards of directors or bolstering current boards. This expert lays out, in question-and-answer format, key issues for entrepreneurs to consider when buying DandO insurance.

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Complying with Government Regulations
FastTrac
11/11/2005
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All businesses, regardless of type, must comply with statutes and regulations, which come from all levels of government. These include regulations covering occupational safety and health as well as persons with disabilities.

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Compensating Contract Workers
Swartz Connie
10/15/2003
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Compensating contract workers involves negotiating a rate that reflects skills and experience, paying in a timely manner, and possibly offering perks such as professional development, says the founder of a company that develops training manuals. A key is not to treat 1099 workers as employees, the author advises.

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Checklists: Deciding Whether to Litigate
Sherman Andrew J
2/1/2007
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When facing the prospect of litigation, entrepreneurs should be sure to explore all of the options beyond forging ahead to court. This tool is a series of checklists designed to help entrepreneurs conduct a litigation-focused cost-benefit analysis, such as deciding to explore settlement or alternative dispute resolution.

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Be Prepared
Manzi Barbara
12/13/2001
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Operating under a mandate to prepare for the worst in order to achieve the best, the author, an African-American woman entrepreneur in the male-dominated metals industry, writes that preparation has been critical to facing the challenges presented by the economic difficulties and post-terrorist environment of this difficult year 2001.

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