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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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Revisiting a School of Military Government: How Reanimating a World War II-Era Institution Could Professionalize Military Nation Building
Patterson Rebecca
6/29/2011
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In the last decade, the United States has found itself fully immersed in nation building, despite its alleged distaste for such endeavors. U.S. military forces in particular have been at the center of these efforts, building schools in Iraq, staffing Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) throughout Afghanistan and training soldiers in Mozambique. U.S. Army platoon leaders hand out micro grants to small business owners and help stand up city councils. Civil servants who once trained for peacetime development work now find themselves mediating tribal disputes in remote mountain provinces. Regardless of the efficacy of such efforts, public statements by both President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggest that nation building and related activities are preferred solutions in the war against terrorism. Yet despite the enormous complexity and ambition of such efforts, there remains a gap in the training and education for nation building.

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