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Weekly Update, Issue 45, August 24, 2010
Kauffman Foundation
8/24/2010
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The words of the Entrepreneur's Pledge have lived in your heart and mind, but now they can live on the wall in your company or even your home! The Kauffman Foundation is issuing this limited edition poster — one per person, at no charge — to the first 500 people who email Build A Stronger America with their full name and mailing address.

 

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Weekly Update, Issue 44, August 18, 2010
Kauffman Foundation
8/18/2010
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The words of the Entrepreneur's Pledge have lived in your heart and mind, but now they can live on the wall in your company or even your home! The Kauffman Foundation is issuing this limited edition poster — at no charge — to the first 200 people who email Build A Stronger America with their full name and mailing address.

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Walls You Can Eat
Zimmerman Eilene
7/23/2010
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SAN DIEGO (CNNMoney.com) -- Mario Batali decided last year to install a garden between his adjoining West Hollywood restaurants, Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza. But a plain old backyard patch wouldn't do. Batali wanted something more visually striking, something more ... vertical?

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Vision for Peer Support Yields Leadership Roundtables
Fischer Thaine
12/1/2004
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An experienced small businessman, Thaine Fischer now enjoys helping others in the Leadership Roundtable organized through the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Veteran entrepreneurship, a public good
Bill
11/3/2009
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Investment in military veteran entrepreneurship, a public good

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Venture Capital Danger: Angels and Thunder Lizards Ahead
Rosenbaum Steve
4/29/2010
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You may find this hard to believe, but there's some evidence that venture capital is facing the same kinds of threats that the big music labels found themselves struggling with just a few years ago.

It seems that VC's, and the things they bring to entrepreneurs, just aren't as important as they once were. And there is new competition making it harder to build and run a successful VC firm.

Who's raising the alarm about the future of venture? Well, it seems, the venture capitalists themselves.

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VCs Invest in Fewer Startups
Cook Jon
4/21/2010
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So far this year both the number and size of deals by venture capitalists are down over the final quarter of 2009.

A total of 681 deals for $4.7 billion were completed by VCs in the first quarter of 2010, according to a MoneyTree Report released by the National Venture Capital Association and PricewaterhouseCoopers. That dollar amount is down about 10 percent over Q4 2009, but up nearly 40 percent over the same period last year.

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Using Investment Bankers to Sell Your Company
Geshwiler James
7/1/2006
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A critical early step in preparing your company for sale is hiring an investment banker to guide you. The ten-point set of guidelines contained in this article will help you recruit and hire the right investment banker.

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Use Your Leadership Presence to Inspire
Baldoni John
5/5/2010
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In times of crisis people always look for inspirational leaders. What makes for inspiration is subjective, but there is one common element when speaking about leaders who inspire: they have a strong leadership presence.

By presence we mean "earned authority." That is, people follow your leadership because you are a proven quantity, whose credibility rests on your having gotten things done. Every leader must aspire to demonstrate presence in order to inspire; this is a theme explored in a new book, 12 Steps to Power Presence: How Leaders Assert their Authority to Lead.

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Use Social Media to Enable Innovation
OPENForum
4/21/2010
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Social media tools have many important business uses. One of the most powerful is the ability to foster innovation. With social media, businesses can tap into the needs, desires and opinions of a wide audience — and connect with a highly targeted group that is directly relevant to their businesses. These connections can be invaluable sources for new ideas and alternative ways of thinking.

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