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Identify All Possible Exits
Link William J
11/1/2002
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Entrepreneurs must identify ways to exit a business at the onset, which enables efforts to be directed to a goal, writes the builder of two companies. The author, now a venture capitalist, outlines four steps for doing so.

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Identifying Excellent Suppliers
FastTrac
1/18/2007
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Excellent suppliers keep their promises, providing supplies and services when you need them.

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If You Don't Know the Way, Ask for Directions
Lawton Jennifer
11/21/2000
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Everything a computer person needs to learn for her business, she can get from her mentors--when they become members of her advisory board. First they provide expertise in sales, marketing, management and money matters. Then, morphing into a board of directors, they keep her on budget, on time and focused on her exit strategy. But perhaps their best lesson is that learning should be passed along to others.

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Implementing Accounting and Support Systems
Rosen Dan
10/1/2006
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Implementing business operations must be done right at the outset of a company's launch. This article offers tips for selecting and implementing such systems, including payroll, accounting, document management, and data collection.

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In a Rush for New Names, Tech Startups Spew Gobbledygook
May Patrick
4/16/2010
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SAN JOSE, California — Born of too much brainstorming or not enough sleep, the names come flying out of nowhere — Crocodoc, Yext, Nowmov. They turn nouns into adverbs (Answerly) or aspire to become brand-new verbs in true “I-just-googled-her” fashion.

And in the process, they drop vowels like a clumsy waiter (Flickr), spell perfectly good words backward (Xobni) and insert punctuation points where they have no business being (Center’d). It’s the Great Internet Branding Gold Rush. And with tech startups in Silicon Valley and beyond falling over themselves to create cool names with an AdMob’s swagger and a Twitter’s zip, the word-play is getting wild. To make matters worse, as the supply of good available names dries up, the envelope is being pushed right over the cliff of clever into the canyon of overly cute.

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Incorporating Technology Into Entrepreneurial Companies
Faith Mike
5/15/2005
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The founder of a retailer of telephone headsets advises adapting new technology if, and only if, it improves customer service.

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Increasing Your Hiring Successes
Babinec Martin
3/1/2006
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This entrepreneur expert asserts that without a well-developed hiring process, entrepreneurs tend to make mistakes that can set their companies back. To build a high-performance top team, the author illustrates his three-step plan to reduce risk and increase hiring successes.

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Infrastructure and Entrepreneurship
Ortmans Jonathan
12/18/2008
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Cost-effective “infrastructures” – both physical and legal – provide the essential platforms for the activities of all economies. In the physical realm, for example, it is hard to imagine life without roads, communications networks, airports, ports, sewer systems and electricity grids. Because of their “public good” nature, government plays a central role in financing, if not operating, such infrastructure facilities. In turn, because so much infrastructure is local, the planning and construction of many projects historically has been delegated to the states (although aided by federal financing).

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Innovation Can Unlock Job Growth
George Bill
7/22/2010
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Bill George, a Harvard business professor and the author of '7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis,' puts forth some proposals to revive employment growth in a declining job market.

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Innovation Must Overcome the Corporate Immune System
Mariotti John
5/20/2010
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An old friend used to write on his easel the words "Innovate, Emigrate or Evaporate."  It was his shorthand way of saying that to compete in a globalized market, Innovation was essential.

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