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From Creation to Evolution
Papermaster Steve
3/12/2001
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Durability requires planning, says a seasoned entrepreneur who has founded his own companies and is helping others start theirs. Market conditions, management skills and smart money must be factored into the equation. Even with everything going for you, be prepared for a steep staircase and more than one ceiling to crash as your company climbs toward a successful future.

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Strategies for Managing Litigation
Patel Jayesh
2/1/2007
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The litigation process is expensive and needs continuous involvement and monitoring. And having a plan is key. This article offers strategies and insights on these topics and more for entrepreneurs who encounter litigation.

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What to Expect From Angel Networks
Payne William H Bill
4/7/2003
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Angel financing - or funding from individuals with the time and money to invest in early-stage companies - is more accessible thanks to the gathering of such investors into networks, writes an erstwhile entrepreneur turned angel investor. The process is still arduous, but the author offers tips for easing the way.

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Debt Financing for High-Growth Companies
Payne William H Bill
7/1/2004
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Convertible debt and a discreet amount of bank credit are available to entrepreneurs seeking substantial loan financing for early-stage ventures, says a company founder turned private investor.

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Angel Financing: Trends for Today's Entrepreneurs
Payne William H Bill
10/1/2004
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Angel investors are funding companies at the seed and start-up stage, as venture capitalists retreat from that market, says an angel investor and former entrepreneur.

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Doing Well, Doing Good and Having Fun
Payne William H Bill
12/1/2004
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Bill Payne invests, serves on boards, teaches, writes and mentors -- but most of all, has fun.

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Using the Board for Company Growth
Payne William H Bill
5/1/2006
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In this Collection overview article, this entrepreneur and director argues boards of directors are critical success factors in fast-growing companies. This expert debunks a set of common misconceptions many entrepreneurs have about boards and outlines why an entrepreneur should build one.

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Terms and Conditions of Selling Your Business
Payne William H Bill
7/1/2006
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Selling your company involves an entire set of specific business and legal terms and conditions that relate solely to this transaction and are often new to first-time entrepreneurs. This document contains a helpful list of pertinent terms as well as some issues that the selling entrepreneur might consider before closing the sale.

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Jawboning: Stopping Infringement the Easy Way
Payne William H Bill
8/1/2006
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When Bill Payne realized one of his company's patented products was being infringed by a key vendor, he knew he was in a difficult position to protect his patent. Payne and his team explored their options, including litigation, and decided to try and persuade them to stop their patent infringement practice.

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Fundability and Valuation of Startups: An Angel's Perspective
Payne William H Bill
7/1/2007
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Numerous factors affect how angels value a company. Primary are the strength of the management team and the size of the opportunity, or a company's potential to scale. Accompanying this article is a valuation worksheet that entrepreneurs can use to better understand what investors look for and to identify factors that can justify higher pre-money valuations. Investors will find it useful to compare companies and determine whether valuation should be higher or lower.

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