entrepreneurshipresource center

The Resource Center has all the info you'll need From content to user feedback, the resource center has the information you need for every level of the entrepreneurial process.

The Entrepreneur

1339 results found

Filter Options
Concentrated Power in a Global Economy
Rothkopf David
4/16/2008
Audio Resource
Summary:

David Rothkopf, CEO of Garten Rothkopf and author of <em>Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They are Making</em>, mulls over the research in his latest social macroeconomic tome.  He iterates a wealth of trends and statistics on the ever-broadening gap between rich and poor, and how true global influence is the product of a shockingly small handful of global players.

Listen Now
Conducting International Negotiations
Horgen Harald
6/1/2006
Article Resource
Summary:

Building relationships and focusing on business terms with potential partners are key while not letting cultural differences get in the way while negotiating abroad. This seasoned negotiator in international transactions presents a comprehensive primer on how entrepreneurs can undertake effective global, business negotiations.

Read More
Conducting a SWOT Analysis
7/22/2010
File Resource
Summary:

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

Download
Connecting Common Experiences
Berjikly Armen
11/14/2007
Audio Resource
Summary:

Armen Berjikly, the Founder and CEO of The Experience Project, and Julio Vasconcellos, VP of Business Development discuss their experience of building a technology start-up that unites people who can improve each other's lives. Berjikly discusses how he built his new venture from fund raising to establishing the company infrastructure. He talks about the importance of hiring the right people to work in a start-up and illustrates the key role of a "Mentor Capitalist" in the journey of an entrepreneur. Berjikly also describes the financial and psychological challenges an entrepreneur faces while building a company.

Listen Now
Considerations for Founders
6/28/2006
Summary:

Many companies go under because of failure of the relationships among the team members. Teams often launch firms without talking about what they want to get out of the venture. This article shows how company founders can better structure their top team relationships to prevent problems down the road.

Go To Source (web.mit.edu)
Considering crowdfunding? Get an in-depth look at one new platform
Christina Sherwood
5/16/2013
Blog Resource
Summary:

Looking for early-stage financing for your life science or digital health startup? Crowdfunding, in which individuals and teams can raise money over the Internet from dozens or thousands of sources in small amounts, has become a popular financing tool.

Read More
Core Values for Ethical Entrepreneurship
Benjamin Michelle
12/9/2002
Article Resource
Summary:

Entrepreneurial companies can and should take the ethical high road even as major corporations set appallingly low standards for ethical business behavior, writes the founder of a service concern. Included is a look at the company's own core values with respect to its customers, employees, community, and the company itself.

Read More
Crafting a Mission Statement
7/22/2010
File Resource
Summary:

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.

Download
Create a Company Wealth Map
Chien ChiaLi
6/2/2010
Article Resource
Summary:

Many people start their business with a business plan, perhaps for the purpose of getting initial funding from financial institutions or investors.  But those plans are designed for lenders, not for business owners.

Read More
Creating Collaboration Takes More Than Technology
Rosen Evan
4/20/2010
Article Resource
Summary:

Why should any organization adopt collaboration? There's only one reason—value creation. After all, if we're not creating value, what's the point? With a growing consciousness for collaboration, many companies are investing in collaboration tools and technologies. These range from enterprise instant messaging and unified communications, wikis, and enterprise social media to virtual worlds, Web conferencing, and telepresence.

In a typical scenario, the months fly by after the collaboration tools are implemented. As the seasons change, decision-makers anticipate reaping the benefits of collaboration. And perhaps they can even point to successes within particular business units or functions. Often, though, it's the same old story. The company remains for the most part internally competitive, hierarchical, and command-and-control driven. The tools alone have failed to make the company collaborative. Worse yet, the tools may have created no real value, and the decision-makers who had pinned such high hopes on these tools are surprised.

Read More

Search the Resource Center

Stay Connected

Email Newsletter Signup

Want to get connected? Sign up to receive regular news, polls and updates from The Kauffman Foundation.

Email Newsletters

Want to be up-to-date with the latest news and updates from Entrepreneurship.org? To subscribe, just give us your email address below; you'll choose which e-newsletters you'd like to receive on the next screen.