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Expanding Internationally: Grow As You Go
Curle Robin Lea
5/1/1998
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Foreign markets enable entrepreneurs to increase revenue and expand markets, according to the author, who took her software company into Europe after only three years.

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Experience on Stage
Smilor Ray
2/26/2001
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Entrepreneurs can bring valuable experience and charisma to a classroom. This article describes techniques that can make or break your lecture and have students lining up for more instead of nodding out.

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External Sales Methods
FastTrac
2/2/2007
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This article reviews the advantages and disadvantages of an external sales method and helps entrepreneurs evaluate the most common types of external sales methods--licensing, existing distribution channels, and sales or manufacturer's representatives.

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Failure to Success: The AGEIA Story
Mellitz Marcia
10/5/2006
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Marcia Mellitz, president of a St. Louis-based technology business incubator, recounts the roller coaster tale of two entrepreneurs who ride the wave of startup, failure, and ultimately success.

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Feeling Blue about Pink Slips
Needleman Sarah E
4/6/2010
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With pink-slip taxes increasing, more small-business owners may be motivated to appeal claims for unemployment benefits filed by former employees who quit or were fired for cause—but such appeals can sometimes backfire.

U.S. employers are required to make regular tax contributions toward unemployment insurance. They're taxed at a rate that varies by state and the size of their payroll. That rate can increase as a business lays off more employees.

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Financial Fitness for Entrepreneurs
Feld Bradley
2/1/2004
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Entrepreneurs launching growth companies need an understanding of the financial basics to work with professionals and spot problems early, says a serial entrepreneur and investor. Tips for acquiring literacy are provided.

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Financing Growth: More Than a Matter of Money
Gordon Jeff
3/1/1997
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For aspiring and active entrepreneurs, financing growth isn't always a matter of taking readily available funding. In this article, Jeff Gordon, who founded two companies in the decade since graduating from college, says the entrepreneur really seeks the best "engine" for fueling growth, which isn't necessarily money. He offers tips for choosing from an array of monetary and nonmonetary options.

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Financing Your Business: A Case for Using Some of Your IRA, SEP, or 401(k)
Orol Brian S
8/1/1999
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Entrepreneurs could give their budding companies a powerful financial boost by using a source of funding usually considered off limits--the retirement kitty. The author, a certified financial planner, does, however, caution company builders to leave a portion of those funds intact, using more accessible sources first. Thereafter, he argues, tax-deferred assets in a 401(k), SEP, or IRA comprise a personal venture capital fund that can do as much for an individual's business as for his or her golden years.

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Financing: The Options
Roner Valencia
2/11/2002
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Securing funding for a business, be it a startup or a growing company, involves establishing a reputation and building relationships, writes the author. Funding options multiply once the good word is out about an enterprise, she notes. Included are tips for getting loans and other financing for both new and established concerns.

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Finding Your Leg Up With a Niche Product
Blakely Sara
4/8/2004
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Attention-grabbing tactics for niche products include providing snappy names and packaging, placing cold calls, and befriending the media in an effort to win PR, says the founder of a specialty women's hosiery company.

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