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Empty your Inbox
8/9/2007
Summary:

Overwhelmed by e-mail? Here are practical tips from entrepreneur Terry Gold on how to "get out from under." Busy business owners take note!

Go To Source (www.terrygold.com)
Lemons Into Lemonade? Proven Tips for Making the Most of a Crisis
8/2/2007
Summary:

This brief, to-the-point article focuses on the financial side of handling a crisis, especially cash flow. But the larger message to entrepreneurs is that smart leaders can use crises to take their companies to the next level of performance.

Go To Source (www.nfib.com)
Sample Board Meeting Minutes
8/30/2007
Summary:

Effectively tracking the who, what, where, when, and why of board decision-making in a concise, informative way is imperative, especially for a newly funded venture. This brief blog discussion is followed by an easy-to-use template for recording board minutes in a formal, logical fashion.

Go To Source (www.feld.com)
Seven Steps to Effective Competitor Benchmarking
8/30/2007
Summary:

Benchmarking your firm's performance against others is essential to creating and following a strategic plan. This comparison process can help entrepreneurs "gain the upper hand in a marketplace," according to Aurora WDC, a competitive intelligence firm.

The seven steps listed here will smooth the way to an improved ROI.

Go To Source (www.aurorawdc.com)
The Art of Bootstrapping
8/2/2007
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How do you succeed at "bootstrapping"? Author and entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki lists eleven highly practical "must do" behaviors for entrepreneurs and explains why they are so important. Examples: "Focus on cash flow, not profitability" and "Forget the 'proven team.'"

Go To Source (blog.guykawasaki.com)
The Art of Execution
8/2/2007
Summary:

Finding--and getting--the money you need to grow your company is important and exciting. Even more important, but too often not so exciting, is doing the right things in the right ways with that money. This article lists ten ways to "execute" effectively so the money does the job it's supposed to do.

Go To Source (blog.guykawasaki.com)
The Essence of Leadership
8/23/2007
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Managing the day-to-day, conceptualizing a better future, and making it happen form the foundation for the "essence" of leadership: "Leaving your footprint in your area of passion." This article is a perceptive discussion about leadership and lists the eight qualities required to lead "paradigmatic change."

Go To Source (hbswk.hbs.edu)
The Passion for Greatness
8/23/2007
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What's been the key to your success? Luck, you say? No way. More likely it's been consistent focus, demanding practice, and whole lot of hard work. The lesson here: The best get better by practicing longer than their competitors and with a deliberate purpose to learn every time.

Go To Source (www.vcconfidential.com)
The Top Ten Lies of Corporate Partners
8/23/2007
Summary:

Translations of corporate-speak from author and entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki. An interesting, lively read with solid insights, this article makes you wonder if it's ever a good idea for an entrepreneurial enterprise to partner with a "corporation."

Go To Source (blog.guykawasaki.com)
The Fast Company Interview: Jeff Immelt
9/6/2007
Summary:

In 1995, Jack Welch nearly fired Jeff Immelt for poor performance. Five years later Immelt found himself trying to fill Welch's shoes. How did he turn things around? What lessons are here for you as a leader and owner? Plenty. This interview is an inspiring, informative read.

Go To Source (www.fastcompany.com)

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