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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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Top Ten Sectors Venture Capitalists Like Right Now
Steiner Christopher
4/1/2010
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Investors write checks because they hope to get a decent return on their money. The way venture capitalists reap those returns is by taking their companies public, or perhaps selling them to other companies. That's a tough game when demand for IPOs is anemic, as it was in 2009.

Demand hasn't been robust in 2010, but things are thawing. As of this writing, eight companies had done IPOs thus far this year--the same amount for all of last year, according to CB Insights, a Manhattan firm that tracks private-company funding trends (including venture capital, private equity and government-backed deals).

"The venture funding and M&A activity we've observed so far in 2010 suggests that this year's venture funding levels will be higher than last year, but still below those highs of a few years ago," says Anand Sanwal, a CB Insights founding partner.

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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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Entrepreneurship: What's in a Name?
Stangler Dane
4/7/2010
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Who is the real entrepreneur? What does it mean to be self-employed?  Dane Stangler examines this question and what it means to be an entrepreneur during these tumultuous economic times.

At the University of Miami a few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend an entrepreneurship class with roughly 40 students. Most of them were juniors and seniors, joined by a small number of law students. The course had so far covered the theoretical literature on entrepreneurship, but on this particular day all the students wanted to talk about was their own futures.

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Teaching Employees to Think and Act Like Owners
Stack John P Jack
3/1/2005
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Jack Stack gives back to entrepreneurship in a variety of ways, but one of his main contributions has been through delivering a consistent message: employees at all levels of a company should think and act like they own it.

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Making an Equal Partnership Work
Lish Sandy Spivak Wendy
5/22/2003
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The co-founders of a public relations and events-management firm discuss the role of negotiation in enabling them to operate as equal partners. Balance, trust and skills are necessary for the give-and-take involved, and the authors provide suggestions for achieving that.

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10 Promising Businesses to Start Today
Schweitzer Tamara Spiro Josh Lagorio Christine
5/24/2010
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Congratulations:  You have survived the recession. Now what? If you have ever had the urge to start your own business, now may be a good time to make a move.

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Make Growth an Obsession and a Plan
Spinelli Stephen Jr
5/1/2004
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Entrepreneurs must have a strategic reason for expanding and execute according to a plan that works for their company, says a cofounder of a major oil-change service company.

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A Paperless Way to Track Receipts
Spero Les PhD
7/22/2010
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Les Spero tells the story of business operations challenges he once faced that led him to create technology to help businesses like his become more efficient and profitable.

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We Can't Manage As We Did Ten Years Ago
Smith James C
7/1/1999
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Entrepreneurs of a certain age need to accommodate the changes in attitude on the part of the younger generation or risk becoming dinosaurs, writes the author, who turned to entrepreneurship after a career in the U.S. Army and at a major corporation. Today's young people are technologically savvy, casual about dress and deportment, and forward about expecting to advance at a younger age, he says. He includes tips for adjusting one's management style to help -- rather than change -- the new generation.

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