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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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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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The Values That Sustain Entrepreneurs
Smilor Ray
12/1/2004
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There's a very practical reason for a values-based, morally rigorous view of entrepreneurship. That is usually the only viable way for an entrepreneur to do business in the long run, the author asserts.

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Ethical Manipulation: Entrepreneurial Non-Cash Compensation
Stewart Larry R
10/22/2003
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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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Helping Young Entrepreneurs Avoid the Icebergs
Thomas Peter H
10/1/2004
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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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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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