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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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Understanding the Legal and Strategic Issues in Entrepreneurial Outsourcing
Sherman Andrew J
6/1/2005
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Outsourcing provides a solution to a wide variety of tasks that may not be efficient for a company to handle itself, especially an early-stage business that needs to focus on its top priorities.

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Outsourcing for Entrepreneurs: How to Get It Right
Schulweis Kathleen B
6/22/2005
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Entrepreneurs who outsource assignments must choose contractors who know their industry and specify what they expect from them, says the founder of a consultancy.

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Five Steps to Successful Outsourcing
Schulweis Kathleen B
9/1/2007
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The devils plaguing entrepreneurs who outsource are indeed in the details. Getting it right involves sidestepping five common pitfalls and following five commonsense practices. Basic to a successful outsourcing relationship: Does everyone agree on what the deliverables will be?

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Growing Revenue with Technology
Schroeder Jeff
10/1/2006
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The top team at The Supply Room Companies, Inc. discovered they could become more efficient and provide better service for customers by using an online proof-of-delivery system.

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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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