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What Drives the Urge to Merge: Motivation
Sherman Andrew J
4/1/2007
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Buyers and sellers of companies have different reasons for getting together.

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Raising Money In Tough Times: An Entrepreneur's Guide to Bootstrapping
Sherman Andrew J
7/23/2010
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This legal expert provides ten tried and tested bootstrapping techniques.

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Business Planning: Building an Effective Business Model
Sherman Andrew J
5/1/2002
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Effective business planning is critical to an entrepreneurial company's long-term success and its ability to raise capital and grow successfully. A properly prepared Business Plan should tell a story, make an argument and conservatively predict the future. All companies have different stories to tell, different arguments to make and different futures to predict, so they must resist the temptation to copy from others or to follow a rigid outline.

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Mergers and Acquisitions: An Introduction
Sherman Andrew J
4/30/2001
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This article, first in a series of seven, defines the terms and types of corporate marriage. Know the rationale for merging in various industries and the goals entrepreneurs seek to achieve before you take the plunge.

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Expanding Abroad III: Legal Issues
Sherman Andrew J
7/16/2001
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Know the advantages and disadvantages of different arrangements for doing business overseas, and the major legal issues arising from each, before you go global. Then, make sure everyone involved complies with your standards for behavior and performance.

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Entrepreneurial Marketing Person to Person
Sheets Mary Ellen
1/15/2005
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Giving back to the community-and engaging one-on-one with charitable operatives, the press, and other local constituencies-enables small businesses to increase exposure at little cost, says the founder of a national moving franchiser.

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Evaluating IP: When Does It Make Sense?
Shah Darshan
8/1/2006
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Many entrepreneurs assume IP protection is part of the entrepreneurial process, and often don't ask the right questions to determine if it's the right path for them. In this story, the author shows how his team first identified a market need and a product solution, then considered patenting their product.

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Strategies for Carving Your Niche in a Specialty Business
Seyfert Valorie
4/15/2004
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Carving a niche in a specialty business entails listening to customers for specific needs and becoming known in the industry as an expert or insider, says the cofounder of a broker-dealer that serves credit unions.

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Physician Turned VC Facilitates Transfer of Technology, Education and Quality of Life
Senyei Drew MD
8/1/2005
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Physician turned venture capitalist Drew Senyei sees education as society's great equalizer.

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Nine Young Chinese Entrepreneurs To Watch
Seligson Hannah
2/28/2010
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By 2015 there will be 500 million people under age 30 in China--roughly the population of the entire European Union. And they aren't idolizing Lei Feng, a devoted follower of Mao. They are looking to figures such as Bill Gates and Michael Dell, says Ge Dingkun, a professor of entrepreneurship at China Europe International Business School in Shanghai.

Young people, barely a generation removed from Chairman Mao's strict communism, are embracing entrepreneurship. The incomes of twenty-somethings in China grew 34% in the past three years, the largest growth of any age group, according to a survey by Credit Suisse. While large industries in China--such as banking, steel, telecommunications and electricity generation--are still essentially state-owned, a growing chunk of new wealth being created comes from the hard work and vision of scrappy upstarts.

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