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Building a Business Beyond Now
MacKinnon Rebecca
3/26/2001
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Adaptation to change is a top priority for the founder of a fast-growing company that provides information-management solutions for home-care agencies. Leadership sets the standards for performance. But the bottom line is the bottom line, especially in tighter capital markets. The best way to foster endurance is to build value by satisfying your paying customers.

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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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Befriending an Elephant: Partnering with Global Giants
Magelli Paul Jr
12/1/2006
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The entrepreneur recounts how his firm went from being one of 50 tactical suppliers for a large firm to joining its exclusive club of strategic partners. The key: first understand these large firms' challenges and deliver solutions that would transform their businesses.

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Tightening the Credit Screws
Maltby Emily
5/17/2010
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In the depths of the credit crunch, community lenders become a popular financing source for Main Street.  But small-business owners may need to work harder to get support from local banks these days.

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I Didn't Get Here by Myself
Manzi Barbara
2/12/2001
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On-the-job training helped a former retailer with a passion for metals learn enough to start her own company. Family support, mentoring and ambitious networking help her niche business deal with the giants of the aerospace industry. Now she's focusing on becoming a big enough player to provide opportunities for others.

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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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Innovation Must Overcome the Corporate Immune System
Mariotti John
5/20/2010
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An old friend used to write on his easel the words "Innovate, Emigrate or Evaporate."  It was his shorthand way of saying that to compete in a globalized market, Innovation was essential.

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8 Poker Tactics that Apply to Startups
Marot Emmanuel
4/1/2010
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While the rules of poker are simple and the game itself is quite accessible, success typically requires more skill than luck. There’s a wisdom there that we can take from the game and apply to the startup life.

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Enjoy Your Success. Now Get Back to Work!
Matthews Jana
2/1/2003
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Here are five big issues you should consider if you want your company to be able to evolve and grow to the next stage of development.

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Planning and Alignment: Six Essential Processes for Growth
Matthews Jana
9/1/2003
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The author, Jana Matthews, asserts that without policies and procedures, business growth becomes much harder to achieve. If you want to grow, you (the entrepreneur) have to stop doing everything yourself.

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