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The Resource Center has all the info you'll need From content to user feedback, the resource center has the information you need for every level of the entrepreneurial process.
This helpful tool identities the four major steps in analyzing and planning a business's growth--growth indicators, industry potential, growth opportunities, and market potential.
The growth indicators evaluated in this tool can help determine what level and type of growth a business is capable of supporting.
This research guide is filled with tools, including databases, trade publications, and more to assist entrepreneurs as they study a potential market--customers, demographics, competitors, trends, and more.
Growth opportunities abound, but entrepreneurs need to know how to learn about them, what information they need to determine these opportunities, and where you can find this information.
This tool will help you evaluate your marketing research to identify potential market segments, identify characteristics of each market segment, and select a target market.
Entrepreneurs can use this tool to consider their customers' needs and wants to identify potential improvements to products and services that could increase sales.
This tool will guide the entrepreneur through the process of researching information to determine industry potential.
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.
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.
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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