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By using the steps in this tool, you will be able to better identify opportunities for change, determine if you are ready for change, recognize what your customers want and create the proper environment for change in your company.
Consensus, conviction, expertise, and an inspirational vision. "Smart" entrepreneurs may rely on the like, but they don't guarantee success. Guy Kawasaki shares ten ways of avoiding mistakes that happen in spite of the best intentions.
Business planning experts suggest that entrepreneurs plan for their exit from the company during the initial phases of the process. It is important to consider personal and financial goals, as well as how the value of the business will be determined at the point of transition. This article includes links to tools and templates to make a well-informed decision.
This article suggests that there are five key relationships that entrepreneurs running growth companies should work on developing: relationships with customers, employees, vendors, bankers, and mentors.
African-Americans are launching and growing businesses at higher rates than other entrepreneurs in the U.S. Whether attributed to corporate layoffs, diversity programs, or targeted business development initiatives, Chicago's Cook County is seeing the highest African-American entrepreneurial growth rates in the nation.
As the world becomes flatter, we realize the role that culture and connectivity play in the development of our business models and social networks. Danah Boyd gives us an interesting look at how these elements play into the proliferation of online communities, and how the rules of engagement for these new businesses are also models of behavior and execution for other areas of the entrepreneur's life.
This article provides a helpful list of commonly used terms in the technology and entrepreneurship realm, including barriers to entry, discounted net present value, and the long tail.
In making their investment decisions, venture capitalists should bet on the product or process in a company over the management team, according to research from the University of Chicago School of Business. The researchers studied 49 venture-backed companies and found surprising stability of the firms' business models compared to management teams.
This article is a fine overview of the elements necessary for instituting successful change. Key is "human capital management," which means that your people must be a part of the process from the beginning.
This article, published by a law firm, details the major components typically involved in the buying and selling of a company, including the purchase and sale agreement, confidentiality agreement, and letter of intent.
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