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Lessons from Failure :: Renting High-end Jewelry
Kander Diana
11/15/2012
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At age 25, Laura Sanko was a founding member of a startup that raised $3.5 Million from some world-famous investors and the Founder’s Fund.  The business model was simple: a website that rented high-end jewelry for special occasions for a fraction of the retail value of each piece.  Three years later, the investment money was all gone and while the site continued to operate, it had failed to meet the investors’ expectations.

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Life Inside a Law Firm
Roos John
3/8/2006
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John Roos, CEO of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, has represented many major Silicon Valley companies during mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, strategic alliances, and joint ventures. In this lecture, he describes many of the lessons he's learned since joining the firm in 1988, including building a brand, taking risks, and the importance of integrity.

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Life science entrepreneurs in NYC gain resource with new incubator in Harlem
6/17/2013
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Live Life in Permanent Beta
Hoffman Reid
2/22/2012
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Serial entrepreneur and investor Reid Hoffman encourages individuals to become the entrepreneurs of their own lives. Hoffman shares the importance of taking intelligent risks, building thoughtful networks and continually adapting your skills to navigate a fulfilling career path.

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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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Managing Inventory to Improve Profits and Cash Flow
10/2/2006
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This sound advice will help entrepreneurs better manage inventory and improve profitability and cash flow.

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Measuring Financial Performance
FastTrac
3/12/2007
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As the first indicator of profitability, a firm's gross margin will establish the goals that will drive the action plans of almost every department. The second indicator, Operating Expenses, should be assessed just as carefully.

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Measuring Human Performance
2/21/2007
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Above and beyond a job description, which describes the essential functions and the tasks to be done, the performance standard defines how well each function or task must be performed.

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Measuring Performance
FastTrac
3/9/2007
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Performance standards will be of little value if the entrepreneur never measures actual performance against the standards. Ongoing measurement assures that a business stays on track.

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Medical business takes a different approach to a common ailment
Parmar Arundhati
8/29/2011
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In reducing high blood pressure, one Minnesota company is taking a different approach. Read more about how CVRx’s medical device works with the body’s blood-flow regulation system.

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