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Play the Best Game You Can With the Cards You're Dealt
Chung Joseph
3/19/2001
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A software company has to make choices: stick to consulting or build a product, pick the right technology, convince systems integrators to use it and introduce it to their customers. The hardest is deciding how much money you can afford to lose. Good management and execution got this company past the IPO and made it a profitable winner.

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Methods of Company Valuation
Sherman Andrew J
3/25/2001
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Whatever formula you use to calculate the market value of a business--assets, performance or other multiples--a good starting point may be all it provides. Here's why--along with the other factors that count.

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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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Joint Ventures and Corporate Partners
Sherman Andrew J
4/23/2001
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A search for a joint-venture partner requires a thorough review, extensive due diligence and a list of key objectives and goals. This article explains how to go through the process.

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Liberty, Security, Responsibility
McGeoy Michele
4/23/2001
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After selling her first company, a newly wealthy software entrepreneur felt that writing checks to charity wasn't enough. So, she set up a nonprofit that runs a business employing disadvantaged young people. Then she joined an organization advocating economic fairness in society. Now she's providing for her daughter's education and learning about investment strategies.

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Mergers and Acquisitions: An Introduction
Sherman Andrew J
4/30/2001
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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.

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Selling "In" Instead of "Out"
Behnke Karen
5/7/2001
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If you're ready to sell the business but want to remain on the acquiring company's management team, you'll need a never-having-to-say-you're-sorry contract. This article offers eight indispensable tips for negotiating it.

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Selling Your Company
Sherman Andrew J
5/14/2001
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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.

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It's Not Love, It's Business
Heffernan Margaret
5/21/2001
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No merger is truly a marriage of equals, according to an online-entertainment entrepreneur who has been a party to both sides of the acquisition contract. Thorough research, accurate information and honesty can prevent conflict and help everyone to adjust. Having an integration plan and executing it responsibly make a significant difference in the results.

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Creating an Entrepreneurial Culture
Lawton Jennifer
6/25/2001
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Developing an environment in your company that rewards hard work and wins employee loyalty always helps to foster success. That culture may be crucial when your business has to confront a crisis.

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