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Just as with hiring internal managers and staff, using external support requires careful planning and selection. Before you select a consultant or contractor, determine your budget, scope of work, timeline, measures for success, and other resources available to support the people who will do the work. Use this worksheet to help you think through important issues and to guide you in the selection process.
Although the type of distribution channel you choose depends on your industry, type of products or services, and the business model, many entrepreneurs slightly adapt their distribution strategy to better meet the needs of customers.
Identity theft is a concern not only for entrepreneurs, but also for their employees and customers. A security breach that releases social security numbers or other sensitive information may require you to alert the victims and the authorities ASAP. Bonus: several helpful links to other guidance and information.
The co-founders of B Lab, Jay Coen Gilbert, Bart Houlahan, and Andrew Kassoy, unveil their infrastructure play that seeks to give voice to the burgeoning panoply of green business. They explain how a higher set of corporate standards accountable to the environment, employees, and the community, can craft a healthier corporate ecosystem for all.
In this high-energy lecture, Geoffrey Moore discusses how companies can build the escape velocity necessary to move beyond the successes and failures of the past. Moore argues that when companies focus too much on performance, they miss out on building the power to become the industry leaders that other companies envy. He shares a hierarchy model through which companies can examine and build power, and examines how product teams can best work to differentiate their company, neutralize the competition, and optimize products and offers.
Production planning involves evaluating your current production facilities to determine how effectively it fits with your overall growth plan.
This tool will help you recognize the significance of your business's intellectual property -- the patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets -- and understand what steps are necessary to ensure that those rights provide value for the company.
Discover the importance of planning and documenting processes--what we do, procedures--how we do it, and policies--why or when we do it.
This tool will help establish criteria and performance standards for one job description.
The focus of this tool is to provide a general discussion concerning bringing in partners or outside investors to a company. The methods a business can use toward achieving this goal and the problems a business is likely to face in the process will also be addressed.
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