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Downsizing Well
Szatkowski Carol A
4/8/2002
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Entrepreneurs confronting the unhappy task of having to downsize when business conditions change need to execute in a way that preserves the dignity of, and, ultimately, the relationship with, the employees, says an entrepreneur who laid off her entire staff in the wake of the dot-com crash. Downsizing well involves throwing away the rulebook and dealing with people on a personal level, she writes.

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Compensating Contract Workers
Swartz Connie
10/15/2003
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Compensating contract workers involves negotiating a rate that reflects skills and experience, paying in a timely manner, and possibly offering perks such as professional development, says the founder of a company that develops training manuals. A key is not to treat 1099 workers as employees, the author advises.

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"Steaking Acclaim:" How Outback Steakhouse Went from Down Under, All the Way to the Top
Sullivan Chris
10/1/2001
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Combining the allure and fun of an Australian theme with savvy advertising and PR, plus sports-related sponsorships led Outback Steakhouse to the top slotted brand in the steakhouse business, with over 700 locations globally.

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The Entrepreneurial Time System T
Sullivan Dan
12/1/2003
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A strategic overview of time management for entrepreneurs is delineated in this article by the co-founder of a consultancy that advises on the matter.

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Creating Personal Wealth Through Entrepreneurship
Stowers James E Jr
4/1/1999
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Entrepreneurs hoping to preserve wealth may want to avoid selling big stakes in their businesses to raise capital. The founder of a major mutual-funds company built his net worth by selling preferred, rather than common, stock.

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The Entrepreneurial Case for ISO Standards
Glynn Leo T Stowe Ralph S
9/24/2003
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Entrepreneurial companies should consider complying with an internationally recognized set of quality standards known as ISO as a way to mitigate risk, benchmark progress, and attract customers to an untested enterprise, say the founders of a consultancy.

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Thinking Through Your Business Plan
Stiles George
3/1/1999
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A formal business plan, often considered an anathema to entrepreneurs who fancy themselves "do-ers" rather than thinkers, enables clear thinking, clarity of purpose and a benchmark against which ventures can measure success. Included are a list of do's and don'ts for entrepreneurs new to (or bewildered by) the essential planning process.

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Ethical Manipulation: Entrepreneurial Non-Cash Compensation
Stewart Larry R
10/22/2003
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Opening a Portal to Big Winnings
Steinman Jonas
1/22/2001
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One plus one equals millions when you combine two business models that work into a wildly popular Web site. It also helps to have high-powered investors and a built-in formula for building customer loyalty. As these business-school buddies discovered, advertisers love an affluent audience, so you can actually make money by giving it away.

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Working on the Waterfront
Stein Joel
6/24/2010
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While you're Dilberting away in your cubicle, there are people taking conference calls in broad shorts and flip-flops.  While you're saving your two weeks of vacation to hit the sand, they're getting paid to be there.

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