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This article, first in a series of seven, defines the terms and types of corporate marriage. Know the rationale for merging in various industries and the goals entrepreneurs seek to achieve before you take the plunge.
Careful preparation is the key to a successful sale. Selecting the negotiating team, auditing for legal problems, writing the offering memorandum and, above all, fixing up your financials are all part of the process. This article leads you through the necessary steps.
Taking your company global can supply resources, help the business grow and bring desirable technological development to other countries. To do it right, consider the obstacles and gather background information first.
If your personnel, products, partners and resources are mobilized for overseas expansion, you can overcome the bureaucratic, cultural and economic obstacles outlined in the previous article of this series. Read this one to learn the underlying conditions that foster success.
Know the advantages and disadvantages of different arrangements for doing business overseas, and the major legal issues arising from each, before you go global. Then, make sure everyone involved complies with your standards for behavior and performance.
As an entrepreneur, it is important to take periodic inventory of your assets so that they can be leveraged. Conducting an intellectual property audit can help create both incremental revenue streams and new opportunities.
Effective business planning is critical to an entrepreneurial company's long-term success and its ability to raise capital and grow successfully. A properly prepared Business Plan should tell a story, make an argument and conservatively predict the future. All companies have different stories to tell, different arguments to make and different futures to predict, so they must resist the temptation to copy from others or to follow a rigid outline.
Many entrepreneurs with family-owned or closely held businesses say the most difficult challenges involve deciding who will succeed the current generation.
For entrepreneurial companies and their established counterparts, joint ventures and strategic alliances bring mutual benefits that each would otherwise be unable to achieve independently.
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