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For this start-up phone company, global expansion was always the founder's goal. Human resources, timing and focus assured its long-distance success. Owning its own networks also enabled it to enter foreign markets without making deals with monopolies.
Bringing a healthcare drug or device to market requires an intense amount of capital. Federal regulation in the United States, Europe and beyond requires clinical testing and trials, as well as large sales staffs and other expenses. The early requirements for investing can force entrepreneurs to seek private, dilutive investing and rapidly cut into the amount of ownership of the company by the entrepreneur.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many entrepreneurs with family-owned or closely held businesses say the most difficult challenges involve deciding who will succeed the current generation.
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