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Making a little girl's life better may rival extensive work with his alma mater as Stephen Cooper's most rewarding giving back.
In every company there are a series of critical paths-courses to a conclusion that employees have to run, under intense time pressure, to keep the company meeting goals and hitting objectives so that it keeps moving forward. If someone is blocking the critical path, then that person has to get out of the way. If he or she cannot find a way to get out of the critical path, then the CEO has to step in and clear the way so that the race can continue.
Joan and Stephen Carter's small company gives back to entrepreneurship in a big way through the Junior Achievement program.
Leveraging your advisors and directors is a lot like managing your customers: Accurate information and clear communication are key to a good relationship. Recruiting knowledgeable executives from established, prestigious companies is a good way to gain experience and credibility-but for this serial start-up founder, it's even more important to ask them the right questions and pay attention to their suggestions.
Through university lectures and financial support, Maxine Clark is giving the next generation of entrepreneurs a leg up.
Given rapidly moving changes in our marketplace, the challenge for the entrepreneurial company is how and when to grow. And this leads to other major questions that can be difficult to answer. What strategies should be used to facilitate growth? How do you know whether these strategies are appropriate for your business?
Physician turned venture capitalist Drew Senyei sees education as society's great equalizer.
Recognizing the needs of technology start-ups, Bob Guller started an organization that provides space and support.
Mentoring is fundamental for women entrepreneurs, writes the author, who ranks as a pioneer among entrepreneurial women for having launched a cable-programming network in the 1970s.
Pittsburg, Kansas and Pittsburg State University benefit from the broad generosity of Gene Bicknell, who gives because "it's the right thing to do."
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