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We're Young and We Get It
Strauss Oron
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Age is an issue for today's entrepreneurs, especially those in technology-based businesses, writes the author, who founded an Internet company right out of college. Younger entrepreneurs, he argues, are more likely than their elders to be technologically astute and to be creative and flexible, attributes that are integral to their companies and enable those enterprises to succeed. The author includes tips for using youth as an advantage in business.

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Compensating Contract Workers
Swartz Connie
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Compensating contract workers involves negotiating a rate that reflects skills and experience, paying in a timely manner, and possibly offering perks such as professional development, says the founder of a company that develops training manuals. A key is not to treat 1099 workers as employees, the author advises.

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Downsizing Well
Szatkowski Carol A
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Entrepreneurs confronting the unhappy task of having to downsize when business conditions change need to execute in a way that preserves the dignity of, and, ultimately, the relationship with, the employees, says an entrepreneur who laid off her entire staff in the wake of the dot-com crash. Downsizing well involves throwing away the rulebook and dealing with people on a personal level, she writes.

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Building a Board from Scratch
Warnock Greg
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First-time CEOs may find it daunting to establish their first board of directors. This topic expert details a four-step process to building boards that can help growth companies thrive.

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