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Entrepreneurs of color need to break through a culturally induced reluctance to trust to facilitate the relationships that spur business growth, says the founder of a minority search firm.
First-time CEOs may find it daunting to establish their first board of directors. This topic expert details a four-step process to building boards that can help growth companies thrive.
Completely understanding your market allows you to confidently approach any customer, potential partner, or investor. This entrepreneur and angel investor outlines a five-step process for knowing breadth and depth of the market landscape.
Your basic business strategy and product plan needs to be rooted in an understanding of what it takes beat the competition. To do so, this author says you must have a realistic understanding of what you are up against, and he lays out a method to do smart market research.
Rather than viewing compensation plans as a motivational tool, this entrepreneur believes they should be considered a means for managing risk and protecting the company's cash assets. He explains his firm's model, which is based on transferring more risk to sales associates, sharing resources across clients, and tying a portion of base salary to reaching certain revenue-related milestones.
Taking on debt can be healthy for a company's cash flow and sustainability, according to the author, who notes that the keys lie in ensuring debt is taken on for strategic purposes and that the company is ready to manage this important new relationship.
A business plan for entrepreneurs should engage the heart as well as the head, writes the author, who advises two plans-the formal document for bankers and investors, and then, the business plan that comes from your heart.
Julius Walls has the priviledge of leading a company that exists to give back.
Question: I’ve read a few articles and blog posts over the past couple of days regarding Senator Dodd’s financial reform bill, and some of them suggest that it’s going to be more difficult for startups to raise money if the bill is signed into law. Why is that? I thought the bill was supposed to address the problems on Wall Street that led to our financial crisis.
The Six Sigma manufacturing process drives production to near-perfect levels, seeking less than 3.4 defects per million output units. Here, the basic purpose and process of the Six Sigma methodology, and its connection to "lean" manufacturing, are clearly explained for entrepreneurs. The article also provides tips on getting started and guidelines to successful implementation.
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