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Six DisciplinesT: A New Focus on Performance
Roth Brian D
8/1/2007
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Six Disciplines energized this manufacturing firm as its CEO and management team struggled to motivate and reward employees by measuring performance. Engaging employees in ongoing strategic planning, using Six Disciplines software to stay focused on the plan, and remaining accountable for performance resulted not only in increased enthusiasm and efficiency. An unexpected benefit was that it helped management and employees learn how to work much better together.

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Implementing Accounting and Support Systems
Rosen Dan
10/1/2006
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Implementing business operations must be done right at the outset of a company's launch. This article offers tips for selecting and implementing such systems, including payroll, accounting, document management, and data collection.

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Consider the Limited Liability Company for Corporate Formation
Roberts Barry S Mann Richard A
8/8/2006
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A business enterprise may be operated as a sole proprietorship, an unincorporated business association, or a corporation. In determining the form of business organization that an individual should enter into, consider alternative forms of business organizations, particularly LLCs.

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Partnership Problems and Loss
Rhodes Richard
2/1/2007
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When an entrepreneur discovered his business partner had caused potential problems in their company, he realized it was critical to establish a legal strategy that would help save his company and his livelihood.

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Vertically Centric Business Systems
Pritchard Dan
10/1/2006
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Entrepreneurs often cut corners when initially setting up their business systems. To avoid future problems, consider vertically centric business systems that comprehensively manage a company's functions and processes, including accounting, sales tracking, and data analysis.

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Opportunities and challenges of expanding in the global life science market
Pogorelc Deanna
12/15/2011
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With double-digit growth expected in the life science market outside of the U.S., China or India is a likely place for a medical business to expand. Here's how to deal with third-party intermediaries.

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Virtual clinical trials could soon be an option for pharma, biotech companies
Pogorelc Deanna
2/16/2012
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Pfizer Inc. is testing a pilot of a virtual clinical trial program that could be of interest to medical device startups and young pharmaceutical and biotech companies.

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Writing a business plan for digital health startups: Sketch, try, fail and learn
Pogorelc Deanna
3/29/2012
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Digital health startups should wait to write a business plan until they've explored all of the possible business models and tested out a prototype business model, according to one expert.

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Acquisition or bust: A few things to know about exit strategies for startups
Pogorelc Deanna
5/17/2012
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Exit strategies for startups are limited these days, so a company should start working early to track down potential acquirers. Read about startup acquisition.

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Business models shift as health goes digital
Pogorelc Deanna
1/25/2012
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As digital health grows, healthcare business models are changing too. Read about healthcare business plans for digital health companies.

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