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Developing an environment in your company that rewards hard work and wins employee loyalty always helps to foster success. That culture may be crucial when your business has to confront a crisis.
Businesses become more valuable when they have certain characteristics that add up to strategic advantages in the marketplace. Regardless of a company's ultimate objective--growth, acquisition or IPO--its owners can create, maximize and sustain value by driving it toward those characteristics. A management consultant explains the tools of his trade and reminds readers that price and value are not identical. Some factors, such as growth, are industry-specific, which is why new-economy companies and their stocks are fetching such extraordinary prices.
Diego Piacentini, Senior VP of International Retail for Amazon, discusses the company's growth-centered business model, its global presence, and the strides it takes to sustain a successful customer experience. Piacentini also describes Amazon's innovative approaches to operations, mergers and acquisitions, and labor practices.
This tool will help entrepreneurs identify their three-year vision by first reviewing core values and the company's mission statement and then describing the business in the future.
This tool leads entrepreneurs through a process of identifying and clarifying personal goals. These goals are then extended into a vision for the business.
A business strategy incorporates business and personal goals into a competitive advantage that will successfully carry the business into the future.
Angel investors are wealthy individuals who are often former entrepreneurs.
Bootstrapping refers to sustaining a business through personal investment and without external help.
Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind. For a startup, IP likely refers to a particular product.
Private equity is investment capital in a startup that is not quoted on a public stock exchange.
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