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Good to Great Diagnostic Tool
6/28/2006
Summary:

Jim Collins's Good to Great Diagnostic Tool is for entrepreneurs and organization leaders who are working to improve their professional performance. This tool offers set of worksheets covering four major areas: disciplined people, disciplined thought, disciplined action, and building greatness to last.

Go To Source (www.jimcollins.com)
Negotiations: Due Diligence Checklist
6/1/2006
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A due diligence checklist can provide a comprehensive assemblage of company information an entrepreneur needs in advance to negotiate effectively. This checklist is used by Corey Schwartz, entrepreneur and finance expert, in his negotiations to buy and sell companies.

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Roger Dawson's Guide to Business Negotiating
6/1/2006
Summary:

This video excerpt features Roger Dawson discussing a common negotiations pitfall known as nibbling and shows how you can avoid falling into this trap before closing a deal.

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Buying or Selling a Business
7/1/2006
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This article, published by a law firm, details the major components typically involved in the buying and selling of a company, including the purchase and sale agreement, confidentiality agreement, and letter of intent.

Go To Source (www.dwpm.com)
How do you know if your change will stick?
7/12/2006
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This article is a fine overview of the elements necessary for instituting successful change. Key is "human capital management," which means that your people must be a part of the process from the beginning.

Go To Source (www.p-impact.com)
Litigation Traps in Selling a Business
7/1/2006
Summary:

Business owners and their advisers should carefully plan and take appropriate steps to avoid litigation traps in selling their companies, such as not performing due diligence on potential buyers or signing an ambiguous letter of intent without a counsel's review.

Go To Source (www.reish.com)
Tax Aspects of Selling Out
7/1/2006
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A summary of major tax consequences related to selling a business is provided in this article. Issues covered include capital gains tax, tax treatment of individual company assets, and a discussion of state tax obligations.

Go To Source (www.toolkit.cch.com)
Internal Assessment
8/9/2006
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Entrepreneurs can use this helpful tool to evaluate their company's strengths and weaknesses in all areas of business.

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Screen Growth Opportunities
9/20/2006
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Using the four basic growth strategies--Market Penetration, Market Expansion, Line Expansion, and New Business Development--this tool helps identify potential growth opportunities for a business.

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Bet on the Horse: Determining Success Factors of New Businesses
12/6/2006
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In making their investment decisions, venture capitalists should bet on the product or process in a company over the management team, according to research from the University of Chicago School of Business. The researchers studiedĀ 49 venture-backed companies and found surprising stability of the firms' business models compared to management teams.

Go To Source (www.chicagogsb.edu)

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