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Equity Capital Sources for High Growth Entrepreneurs
7/22/2010
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This article discusses the sources of equity capital for entrepreneurs starting and growing new ventures.

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Environmental Scanning
7/22/2010
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The questions in this tool will help entrepreneurs evaluate their business's environment, including the industry, competition, and market.

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Evaluate Performance: Balance Sheet
7/22/2010
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In addition to reporting the amount of assets, liabilities, and equity held by the company, the Balance Sheet can help entrepreneurs understand the company's means available to create future profits.

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Business Strategy Worksheet
7/22/2010
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This tool can be used by the entrepreneur throughout the planning process to evaluate the business strategy's compatibility with the overall plan for growth.

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Business Strategy Barometer
7/22/2010
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The business strategy should be refined on a regular basis, at least annually, to incorporate changes that keep your business on its growth track.

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Business Plan Checklist
7/22/2010
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This tool will help you identify areas in your plan that need additional atttention before it is complete.

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Cash Flow: External Sources
FastTrac
7/22/2010
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This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of obtaining needed cash through external sources. It also discusses specific sources that typically contribute cash.

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Key Strategies Implementation Worksheet
7/23/2010
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With your completed business plan in hand, the only thing left to do is implement it. This tool provides a way to prioritize the key strategies and use your business plan as an action document.

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The 2010 State New Economy Index
The Kauffman Foundation
11/17/2010
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While every state continues to experience the impacts of the economic downturn and resulting recession, it will be many years before we understand the full nature and causes of the financial crisis. But it appears that one of the contributing factors to both the crisis and the anemic nature of the recovery has been the weakened position of the U.S. economy in global markets. This relatively untold story of the recession and recovery is, in fact, perhaps one of the major developments in the U.S. economy, one that will have significant impacts on state economies for decades into the future—particularly if the nation continues to ignore the issue.

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The Grass is Indeed Greener in India and China for Returnee Entrepreneurs
Wadhwa Vivek Jain Sonali Saxenian AnnaLee Gereffi Gary Wang Huiyao
4/28/2011
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The report, “The Grass is Indeed Greener in India and China for Returnee Entrepreneurs,” is based on a survey of U.S.-educated Indian and Chinese professionals who had returned to their home countries and started businesses. These respondents cited economic opportunities, favorable conditions for starting a business and the speed of professional growth as the leading motivations for returning home. Family ties also played a significant role in attracting the entrepreneurs back to their native countries.

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