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The Pmarca Guide to Big Companies, Part 1: Turnaround!
11/8/2007
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Tech-entrepreneur Marc Andreessen shares what he believes to be the nine most critical steps to a successful turnaround. This blog entry provides a framework that gives a highly political and complex process clear direction. The approach is practical, even blunt. Example: "Step 2: Throw your predecessor completely under the bus."

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Baby Boom Generation is Driving an Entrepreneurial Boom Toward Economic Growth
6/24/2009
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Economists know that entrepreneurship will drive the economy back to health, but many people may be surprised to learn that the baby boom generation is behind the wheel, according to a new study by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

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More Than Half of Fortune 500 Companies Founded During a Recession or Bear Market
8/6/2009
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A new study by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation finds that more than half of the companies on the 2009 Fortune 500 list were launched during a recession or bear market, along with nearly half of the firms on the 2008 Inc. list of America's fastest-growing companies.

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Chile as an example in matters of entrepreneurship
10/30/2009
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Diego Sánchez, Director Incubator CREAME in his InfoDev internship: “In Colombia we use Chile as an example in matters of entrepreneurship”.<a id="news138100024" href="#news138100024" rel="nofollow" name="news138100024" class="bookmark" title="news138100024"></a>

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High-Growth Firms Account for Disproportionate Share of Job Creation, According to Kauffman Foundation Study
3/9/2010
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<p>According to a new study released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the current national conversation would be more productively focused on creating a favorable environment for entrepreneurship—and particularly high-growth entrepreneurship—because top-performing companies are the most fertile source of new jobs.</p><p>As the American economy continues to send out mixed signals about recovery, job creation has emerged as the country's most pressing economic issue. Not only important for employment itself, job growth also drives recovery in other sectors, including housing. But, while hope for spurring the U.S. economy toward recovery focuses squarely on job creation, policy discussions center primarily on measures that would expand job growth in existing companies.</p>

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MIT students prefer Indian startups for internships
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3/25/2010
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Bangalore: With several foreign students turning to India to gain experience of the cool technologies offered by Indian start-ups, four MBA students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT-Sloan School of Management) are all set to start their internship at the online entertainment portal 'Buzzintown', reports Peerzada Abrar from the Economic Times.

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Business Strategy Barometer
7/22/2010
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The business strategy should be refined on a regular basis, at least annually, to incorporate changes that keep your business on its growth track.

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Business Strategy Worksheet
7/22/2010
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This tool can be used by the entrepreneur throughout the planning process to evaluate the business strategy's compatibility with the overall plan for growth.

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Conducting a SWOT Analysis
7/22/2010
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This tool provides a SWOT Analysis chart to aid the entrepreneur in reviewing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of their business.

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Crafting a Mission Statement
7/22/2010
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Answering the questions in this tool can help entrepreneurs craft a mission statement. For companies that already have a mission statement, this is a good opportunity to review and update it.

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