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Building An Online Brand For Your Startup
Amanda Schnieders
9/12/2013
Blog Resource
Summary:

Strategic words are out. Personal search is in. This week, the Kauffman Foundation held a seminar on "Online Branding for Startups" with help from Mark Traphagen of Virante, a SEO marketing firm out of Durham, N.C. I learned a number of things in the hours we discussed branding with entrepreneurs and Kauffman associates, but here are my top four takeaways.

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Building a Better Fish
Zimmerman Eilene
4/5/2010
Article Resource
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Richard Brauman always loved caviar. But for many years the former Federal Reserve employee found that, no matter how much he was willing to pay for quality, the goods often had a stale, fishy taste. He blamed it on the traditional practices of companies in caviar-producing countries like Russia and Iran, where fish eggs are harvested infrequently and may be heavily preserved with salt and borax.

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Building a Business Beyond Now
MacKinnon Rebecca
3/26/2001
Article Resource
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Adaptation to change is a top priority for the founder of a fast-growing company that provides information-management solutions for home-care agencies. Leadership sets the standards for performance. But the bottom line is the bottom line, especially in tighter capital markets. The best way to foster endurance is to build value by satisfying your paying customers.

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Building a Culture of Accountability
10/18/2007
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Empowerment, enlightenment, and accountability are more than just buzz words today. They're an integral part of nearly any high-performance, high-growth company. As the entrepreneur you set the example, and you can get some help from the steps recommended in this quick-read, but informative piece.

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Burn Your Business Plan!
Gumpert David E
1/20/2003
Article Resource
Summary:

A business plan isn't as useful for raising financing as the prevailing entrepreneurial wisdom holds, argues the founder of an Internet marketing concern. Instead, focus on building the business and the money will follow.

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Business Model Video Series Assists Startups with Growth
Annette Beck
10/24/2013
Blog Resource
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Entrepreneurs often find it challenging to go from idea to a valid business model, which is essential for a business to get off the ground, let alone survive and grow.

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Business Model Video Series Assists Startups with Planning
Annette Beck
10/24/2013
Blog Resource
Summary:

Entrepreneurs often find it challenging to go from idea to a valid business model, which is essential for a business to get off the ground, let alone survive and grow.

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Business Models That Mean Business
Cohen Scott
1/29/2001
Article Resource
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Even on the Internet, says the founder of a company that provides online directories for e-businesses, most new business models are really variants or hybrids of the three basic old ones. To gain competitive advantage in the new economy, what entrepreneurs really need is a low-cost customer-acquisition strategy. And, they face increasing pressure from investors to be right the first time.

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Business Plan Basics
9/1/2005
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The importance of a comprehensive, thoughtful business plan cannot be overemphasized. Much hinges on it including achievement of your goals and objectives.

Go To Source (www.sba.gov)
Business Plan Checklist
7/22/2010
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This tool will help you identify areas in your plan that need additional atttention before it is complete.

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