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From MOOT CORP to Venture Capital: Markets Make Winners
Adams Rob
9/15/2004
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Winning interscholastic new venture competitions and real-world financing entails focusing on markets rather than technology or planning, says a venture capitalist who judges such contests.

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Discovering the Multiplier Effect of YEO
Alper Keith M
1/1/2005
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The Young Entrepreneurs' Organization created opportunities for Keith Alpers, but he has given back to the organization many times over.

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Adopt-A-Class and Teach What You Know
Alper Patty
5/1/2005
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Beyond just the time she spends helping low-income high school students learn about entrepreneurship, Patty Alper provides funding, which takes the students' experience to the next level.

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Everything That Happens Is a "Take"
Amos Wally
5/1/2000
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When you get out there thinking you're the most important member of the team, you're headed for failure, says Wally Amos. The founder of Famous Amos Cookies found out the hard way that you can't just indulge your whims and let the chocolate chips fall where they may. How he developed a spiritual understanding, recovered his good name and started a new, more successful company serves as a great recipe for other entrepreneurs.

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From Engineering to Entrepreneurship to Giving -- It's All About Opportunities
Anderson James A
5/15/2007
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The essence of entrepreneurship, say many entrepreneurs, is the ability to see and act on opportunity.

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Transitioning from Executive to Entrepreneur
Applegate Jane
4/22/2010
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Charles Henagan loved his new job as a vice-president of marketing at a major beverage company. His challenge was to reinvigorate a legendary brand of vodka and he embraced the adrenaline rush of travel, meetings and strategy sessions. Approaching 50, he was the oldest employee in his division, but made an effort to bond with younger colleagues over cocktails after work. Top management embraced his initiatives and he was feeling great about his work.

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Rebrand Yourself to Seek New Opportunities
Applegate Jane
5/5/2010
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May 05, 2010 -

Think of yourself as a bottle of Gatorade®. Why? Because when sales of the neon-colored beverage went flat last year, Gatorade’s marketing team rebranded the drink by touting it as a health-oriented, before, during and after sports drink. Although the ingredients are probably the same, the pitch changed.

It’s a great strategy to mimic if you’re looking for a new job or seeking investors to support an entrepreneurial venture, especially if you’ve been demoralized by losing a  corporate job.

“Remember, you are not a job title,” said Diane DiResta, a speaking strategist and author of Knockout Presentations. “You have to look at yourself as a package of skills and strengths.”

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Risk in Entrepreneurship
Ashbrook Tom
1/1/2002
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Entrepreneurship means risk, writes the author, a veteran journalist turn dot-com entrepreneur who lived to tell the tale in a best-selling book. In an equally frank article, he speaks about teetering on the brink of financial and marital collapse before securing financing, and advises fledglings to assess their tolerance for risk and level with loved ones before taking the risk-laden entrepreneurial plunge.

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Seeking Financing for a Service Business? Know Your Business Model
Babinec Martin
5/1/2002
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Service companies aiming to grow fast enough to attract financing need to address the weaknesses inherent in such business models, says the founder of a human-resources consultancy.

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8 Tips for starting your business while still holding a full-time job
Bailey Deborah A
5/19/2010
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If you're thinking about entrepreneurship, you've probably heard that you should start your business before you quit your day job. It's good advise, but not always practical.

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