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Breaking into the Trade Game: A Small Business Guide
10/1/2005
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This all-inclusive Trade Guide, created by the U.S. Small Business Administration and AT&T, is a must-read if you are considering a global sales strategy.

Go To Source (www.sba.gov)
Eleven Pitfalls to Avoid in Going Global
Delaney Laurel
10/1/2005
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Going global takes guts, the author asserts. You have to confront the unknown and make it look easy when it's not.

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New World Orders
10/1/2005
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This article in "Minnesota Technology" magazine provides stories of several entrepreneurs who pursued global sales strategies when homeland sales were lagging.

Go To Source (www.minnesotatechnology.org)
One Market at a Time
10/1/2005
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Dan Elenbaas, CEO and chairman of Amaze Entertainment, explains the strategy that led his company to expand into lucrative Asian markets.

Go To Source (www.businessweek.com)
Competitor Intelligence
11/1/2005
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This resource discusses what defines competitive intelligence, the process of penetrating the veil of business secrecy, ethics and legalities, do's and don'ts, and assembling your team.

Go To Source (www.fuld.com)
Internet Intelligence Index
11/1/2005
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Competitive Intelligence Guide: Internet Intelligence Index - Links to over 600 intelligence-related Internet sites, covering everything from macro-economic data to individual patent and stock quote information.

Go To Source (www.fuld.com)
Aligning Compensation With Business Goals
Lieberman William
3/30/2006
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This veteran entrepreneur recommends a top-down approach to ensure a company's overall strategic goals drive the compensation plan. When clear objectives (including revenue targets) are defined for the business, entrepreneurs can better determine sales targets as well as how sales reps can help grow the company.

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Building a Sales Compensation Plan That Works
Smith Jack P
3/30/2006
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This topic expert provides a step-by-step process for understanding a sales reps' potential for results, their motivation factors, and developing a comp plan that fits those characteristics. Strategy, combined with communication, can help sales reps meet their goals and their companies' profit goals.

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Turning Sales Compensation On Its Head
Wardlaw Townsend
3/30/2006
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Rather than viewing compensation plans as a motivational tool, this entrepreneur believes they should be considered a means for managing risk and protecting the company's cash assets. He explains his firm's model, which is based on transferring more risk to sales associates, sharing resources across clients, and tying a portion of base salary to reaching certain revenue-related milestones.

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101 Questions Every Company Should Ask Before Going International
8/7/2006
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Going international requires careful thought and planning. This article poses a set of questions (by category) for entrepreneurs to answer to prepare them for going abroad for customers and sales. Questions include market and channel issues, product translation and localization, and IP protection.

Go To Source (theyorkgroup.com)

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