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Managing Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
Botts William V
5/1/2006
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This finance expert explains the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) legislation and how it impacts both public and private companies as well as boards of directors. This author shows the upside and downside of SOX compliance and asserts private companies aiming to grow (and go public) should take steps to become SOX-compliant early on.

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Using the Board for Company Growth
Payne William H Bill
5/1/2006
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In this Collection overview article, this entrepreneur and director argues boards of directors are critical success factors in fast-growing companies. This expert debunks a set of common misconceptions many entrepreneurs have about boards and outlines why an entrepreneur should build one.

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Increasing Your Hiring Successes
Babinec Martin
3/1/2006
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This entrepreneur expert asserts that without a well-developed hiring process, entrepreneurs tend to make mistakes that can set their companies back. To build a high-performance top team, the author illustrates his three-step plan to reduce risk and increase hiring successes.

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Open House Hiring
Hesse Susan D
3/1/2006
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This entrepreneur shows how entrepreneurs can hire using the open house method. This process enables you and your top team to review a large pool of candidates that you may have not even considered if all you had seen were their resumes.

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Selecting CEOs with the Right Character Traits
Jameson James D
3/1/2006
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When looking to recruit CEOs for his companies, the entrepreneur author argues it's critical to consider in candidates a range of character traits, such as broad experience, objectivity, and respect for others. He shares his experiences in making the right and sometimes wrong hires and reveals key lessons learned.

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Communicating Values Intentionally
FastTrac
11/11/2005
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Values are one of the most important drivers of entrepreneurial success. Remember to reflect and clarify your values, formalizing them in writing, and live them as you make decisions in your business.

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Creating Clarity of Purpose, Structure, and Measurement
FastTrac
11/11/2005
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Organizations thrive when they are clear about what needs to get done, who needs to do it, and how it should get done. Without clarity there is wasted effort and even chaos.

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Getting Support
FastTrac
11/11/2005
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Using mentors, advisers, and community resources can make the difference between success and failure for your business. The guidance of successful, seasoned entrepreneurs can help you gain access to knowledge and insider networks.

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Leadership Scorecard
11/11/2005
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To champion change and guide your organization to new levels of growth, management team members and employees must be willing to follow your lead. The Leadership Scorecard allows for reflection and feedback on how you lead your team.

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Recruiting and Hiring Capable, Self-Motivated People
11/11/2005
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As your business grows, plan a method for recruiting and hiring the very best people you can find. It will be important to hire the right top managers and let these managers recruit and hire the staff.

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