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Eight Steps to Working ON Your Business
7/22/2010
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It is easy for entrepreneurs to get lost in the details of running a business. This article proposes eight key steps that will help any entrepreneur concentrate on what's important in achieving success.

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Elevator Pitch
7/22/2010
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This tool will help you compose a brief, compelling elevator pitch.

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Environmental Scanning
7/22/2010
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The questions in this tool will help entrepreneurs evaluate their business's environment, including the industry, competition, and market.

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Evaluate Growth Opportunities Worksheet
7/22/2010
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Use this tool to evaluate growth opportunities based on your vision, business growth readiness, and market potential for opportunities you have already identified.

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Exit Strategies Chart
7/22/2010
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This tool provides advantages and disadvantages of typical exit strategies to help entrepreneurs evaluate their own strategy for business transition.

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Feasibility Checklist
7/22/2010
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Use this tool to identify strengths and weaknesses in your Business Plan and to test your growth concept for feasibility.

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Growth Analysis Map
7/22/2010
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This helpful tool identities the four major steps in analyzing and planning a business's growth--growth indicators, industry potential, growth opportunities, and market potential.

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Growth Indicators Worksheet
7/22/2010
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The growth indicators evaluated in this tool can help determine what level and type of growth a business is capable of supporting.

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Key Strategies Implementation Worksheet
7/23/2010
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With your completed business plan in hand, the only thing left to do is implement it. This tool provides a way to prioritize the key strategies and use your business plan as an action document.

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The 2010 State New Economy Index
The Kauffman Foundation
11/17/2010
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While every state continues to experience the impacts of the economic downturn and resulting recession, it will be many years before we understand the full nature and causes of theĀ financial crisis. But it appears that one of the contributing factors to both the crisis and the anemic nature of the recovery has been the weakened position of the U.S. economy in global markets. This relatively untold story of the recession and recovery is, in fact, perhaps one of the major developments in the U.S. economy, one that will have significant impacts on state economies for decades into the futureā€”particularly if the nation continues to ignore the issue.

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