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A Tale of Two Recessions
Cook Nancy
6/4/2010
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The new national jobless numbers came out Friday morning with the umemployment rate falling from 9.9 percent to 9.7 percent - thank, in large part, to the 2010 Census that hired 411,000 temporary workers.

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A Vehicle for Friends Goes Far
Chuang John H
9/1/2000
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Founding a business was so much fun for three Harvard juniors that they did it several times--until they found something that worked. They begged, bartered and borrowed resources, with a little help from their folks. And, because they knew their industry and added value as managers, they grew their temp agency for Web professionals into a permanent, international leader.

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A Vision Beyond Virtual
Bourland Andy Handley Ann
12/26/2000
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Two hardworking entrepreneurs start an online publishing venture as a virtual company. They think they can communicate because they're wired. So, why are they always meeting at the local coffee shop? Profitable but inefficient, their business needs office space in order to grow beyond the launch phase--and, like parents, the founders have to get out of its way.

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An Overview to Buy-Sell Agreements
Sherman Andrew J
1/1/2006
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This introduction provides a basic overview of buy-sell agreements and describes the three basic types.

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Angel Investors Close to Deal Removing Curbs From Finance Bill
Mullaney Tim
4/23/2010
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April 23 (Bloomberg) -- Lobbyists for startup investors say they are close to a deal with Senate staff and state regulators to remove curbs on angel investing from the Senate’s financial reform bill.

The possible compromise would require angel investors, who buy stakes in startups in private offerings, to have a net worth of $1 million, instead of $2.3 million as proposed by the Senate bill, said Marianne Hudson, executive director of the Angel Capital Association in Overland Park, Kansas. It would also scale back plans to let states regulate angel deals, she said.

“We’re close to amendments that are good for entrepreneurs,” said Hudson.

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Are You Born To Be a Billionaire
Coster Helen
3/11/2010
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Fifty-three billion smackers. That's how much telecom tycoon Carlos Slim Helu, the wealthiest human on the planet, is worth by Forbes' latest exhaustive count. (Actually, the tally was $53.5 billion--when you're dealing in 10 digits, every decimal place counts.)

Those kinds of numbers can't help but make you think: What exactly does it take to amass that kind of wealth? More important, do you have it?

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Are You a Walt Disney or a Roy Disney?
Maddock G Michael Louis Viton Raphael
3/30/2010
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Perhaps no other country celebrates innovation the way America does.

This passion for inventions started early in our history. Did you know that George Washington signed the First U.S. Patent Grant on July 31, 1790, and the patent examiner was none other than Thomas Jefferson? (Thank you, Google (GOOG)!) In America, we're reminded of the life-changing power of inventiveness every day. Some of the greatest inventors of yesterday spawned the greatest brands of today. What do the names Chrysler, Coleman, Goodyear (GT), Campbell (CPB), Colt, and Edison mean to you? Cars, tents, tires, soup, guns, and the electric lightbulb, of course.

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Basics of Company Valuation
Sherman Andrew J
3/19/2001
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Valuation may be done for a wide range of reasons and is not an exact science, whatever method you use. To understand how a company's fair market value is reached, start here.

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Be Prepared
Manzi Barbara
12/13/2001
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Operating under a mandate to prepare for the worst in order to achieve the best, the author, an African-American woman entrepreneur in the male-dominated metals industry, writes that preparation has been critical to facing the challenges presented by the economic difficulties and post-terrorist environment of this difficult year 2001.

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Branding for Results
Carey WR Max
10/15/2001
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Learn how a clearly defined brand identity can help build your business, even in the face of fierce competition.

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