to page content
to site navigation
The Resource Center has all the info you'll need From content to user feedback, the resource center has the information you need for every level of the entrepreneurial process.
A serial entrepreneur who has exited three businesses and launched a fourth advises that founders plan for how to get out of a venture even before they get in. A corollary is that the end game might not turn out as planned, the author writes, although the strategy keeps a founder focused.
If you thought recently-enacted legislation to require greater corporate accountability was intended only for public companies, think again. Expect considerable spillover among private companies seeking venture funding or planning for acquisition by public companies, argues this legal expert.
With the nation's ethics deteriorating in the wake of widespread corporate scandal, entrepreneurs need to examine questionable practices in their own milieu, such as inflating expectations to attract funding, writes the author. Included is a look at the unlikely course this former high-tech company founder has taken in order to adhere to principles.
There has been a lot of attention paid to ethics in business lately. Of course, most of that focus has been on the lack of ethics in business.
Entrepreneurial companies can and should take the ethical high road even as major corporations set appallingly low standards for ethical business behavior, writes the founder of a service concern. Included is a look at the company's own core values with respect to its customers, employees, community, and the company itself.
Doing business ethically in third world countries involves providing instruction about U.S. business standards in cultures whose business fundamentals are vastly different, writes the author. Another imperative concerns the wisdom of respecting cultural differences without crossing the line to engage in practices considered inappropriate or immoral in the West.
Young entrepreneurs with few contacts need to get real about raising money in a tough economy, and pursue avenues such as their own bank accounts, loans from parents and credit cards, writes the author. Another tactic is keeping costs low so that you need less money in the first place.
A business plan isn't as useful for raising financing as the prevailing entrepreneurial wisdom holds, argues the founder of an Internet marketing concern. Instead, focus on building the business and the money will follow.
An entrepreneurial company just past the start up stage faces the issue of how to find customers for its product or service, price it right and get the word out, writes the founder of a software company and also a previous business. Meeting the challenges of phase two sets the stage for substantial growth, the author says.
Here are five big issues you should consider if you want your company to be able to evolve and grow to the next stage of development.
Want to get connected? Sign up to receive regular news, polls and updates from The Kauffman Foundation.