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World's 20 Self-Made Billionaires
4/7/2010
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Some people are born rich, others are not so lucky. But it is definitely the self-made billionaire who inspires everyone more than anybody else. The fact that hard work, business acumen, determination, perseverance, and smart decision-making can help even ordinary people become rich appeals to all. Here are 20 billionaires who were not born with the proverbial silver spoon in their mouth, but made it big by the dint of their courage and intelligence.

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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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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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Defining My Three-Year Vision
7/22/2010
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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.

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Defining Success and Desired Growth
7/22/2010
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This tool leads entrepreneurs through a process of identifying and clarifying personal goals. These goals are then extended into a vision for the business.

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Due Diligence Checklist
7/22/2010
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A due diligence checklist can provide a comprehensive assemblage of company information an entrepreneur needs in advance to negotiate their company's sale effectively. This checklist is used by Corey Schwartz, entrepreneur and finance expert, in his negotiations to buy and sell companies.

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Eight Steps to Working ON Your Business
7/22/2010
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It is easy for entrepreneurs to get lost in the details of running a business. This article proposes eight key steps that will help any entrepreneur concentrate on what's important in achieving success.

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