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Experience on Stage
Smilor Ray
2/26/2001
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Entrepreneurs can bring valuable experience and charisma to a classroom. This article describes techniques that can make or break your lecture and have students lining up for more instead of nodding out.

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Failure to Success: The AGEIA Story
Mellitz Marcia
10/5/2006
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Marcia Mellitz, president of a St. Louis-based technology business incubator, recounts the roller coaster tale of two entrepreneurs who ride the wave of startup, failure, and ultimately success.

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Fast Growth Needs a Firm Foundation
DeCoux Jeff
7/1/2005
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Leveraging your advisors and directors is a lot like managing your customers: Accurate information and clear communication are key to a good relationship. Recruiting knowledgeable executives from established, prestigious companies is a good way to gain experience and credibility-but for this serial start-up founder, it's even more important to ask them the right questions and pay attention to their suggestions.

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Fast Growth in the Sensible Lane
Roh Lucas
7/1/2005
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The founder of an Internet-services provider ignores the mantra of the boom years of the late 1990s that fast growth would equal fast profit and opted instead for what he calls a "sensible" approach to building a company. That is a business model based on the need to turn a profit and tactics for doing so, the author writes.

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Feeling Blue about Pink Slips
Needleman Sarah E
4/6/2010
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With pink-slip taxes increasing, more small-business owners may be motivated to appeal claims for unemployment benefits filed by former employees who quit or were fired for cause—but such appeals can sometimes backfire.

U.S. employers are required to make regular tax contributions toward unemployment insurance. They're taxed at a rate that varies by state and the size of their payroll. That rate can increase as a business lays off more employees.

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Financing Growth: More Than a Matter of Money
Gordon Jeff
3/1/1997
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For aspiring and active entrepreneurs, financing growth isn't always a matter of taking readily available funding. In this article, Jeff Gordon, who founded two companies in the decade since graduating from college, says the entrepreneur really seeks the best "engine" for fueling growth, which isn't necessarily money. He offers tips for choosing from an array of monetary and nonmonetary options.

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Finding Money for a Startup
Harnish Tom
5/21/2010
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You don't need a lot of money to start a company, sometimes none at all.

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First Create "WOW" -- Brand Strategy Comes Later
Delano Frank
10/22/2001
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Before you can create a winning brand strategy, you've got to have a winning product or service to promote.

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Five Strategies for Partnering with Larger Companies
Wingo Scot
12/1/2006
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After years of bumps and bruises acquired in partnering his small firm with large ones, the entrepreneur shares his lessons learned along the way. He outlines a five-step partner consideration process, which includes researching potential partners for proper fit and using your small size to your advantage.

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Follow Mother's Advice: Do Something Nice for People
Kenefick James F
10/1/2004
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Social responsibility is a driving force for Jim Kenefick, both in business and in how he gives back.

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