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As the world becomes flatter, we realize the role that culture and connectivity play in the development of our business models and social networks. Danah Boyd gives us an interesting look at how these elements play into the proliferation of online communities, and how the rules of engagement for these new businesses are also models of behavior and execution for other areas of the entrepreneur's life.
Innovation is commonly thought to be the same as creativity, but according to research from the Gallup organization, creativity is a precursor to innovation only when coupled with business action. This article highlights the ways in which entrepreneurs can foster an environment of innovation, including finding and nurturing talent and developing managers.
This article suggests that there are five key relationships that entrepreneurs running growth companies should work on developing: relationships with customers, employees, vendors, bankers, and mentors.
Business planning experts suggest that entrepreneurs plan for their exit from the company during the initial phases of the process. It is important to consider personal and financial goals, as well as how the value of the business will be determined at the point of transition. This article includes links to tools and templates to make a well-informed decision.
There are three key processes involved in reviving a company on a downward path, including determining the root cause of the difficulties, rethinking strategy, and realigning the overall business process to meet new strategic directives. This guide provides specific advice and links to resources to analyze business processes and financial health, to assess the market, and how to identify the people necessary to make the change happen.
The tips in this article will help your presentation be a bridge between what you have and what your audience wants.
This tool will help you understand what systems you will need to invest in and replenish on a regular basis.
This tool will help you be prepared to present your Unique Selling Proposition in 20 seconds or less.
This tool will help you identify current networking activity, assess its effectiveness, and identify groups that can expand and build your business network.
This tool will help you and your attorney outline the key elements of a mutual value proposition as well as anticipate and address questions that will likely be posed by prospective partners.
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