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By partnering with Vietnamese craftswomen, Jennifer Woodsmall is growing a business that gives back.
No growing company survives and prospers without some debt component on its balance sheet whether it's a small loan from family or friends or a line of credit from a regional commercial lender.
Starting a business usually involves committing personal finances, no more so than at the beginning, when banks are loathe to extend credit.
Values are one of the most important drivers of entrepreneurial success. Remember to reflect and clarify your values, formalizing them in writing, and live them as you make decisions in your business.
Your workflow--processes, procedures, and policies--need to be communicated verbally and written. Written communication should include job descriptions, performance standards, performance reviews, and controls.
When it comes time sell your company, one of the toughest issues is communicating the process to employees. One positive way to do this is to establish a company culture rooted in honesty and openness, which can allay employee anxiety during a potential company sale.
Communication is the vital link in building a relationship with a business partner, in this case a mentor (angel) capitalist. Learn where and when to use the right presentation for the right audience whether it be an angel or venture capitalist.
Your company's unique characteristics guide your choices regarding executive compensation. Consider the current stage of company development, plans for future growth, intended liquidity path for company equity, and overall management philosophy around sharing financial information and rewards to help you determine what makes sense for your situation.
Nancy Richards could have taken an easier route with her business, but instead chooses to help small, talented companies get established by creating partnerships with them.
Joan and Stephen Carter's small company gives back to entrepreneurship in a big way through the Junior Achievement program.
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