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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 tool was designed to assist an entrepreneur who set up a bonus system that keyed off the company's EBITDA. By having a bonus program tied to EBITDA, top team members were forced to think like an owner thinks about expenses, opportunities, and investment.
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.
Use this tool to push beyond your current practices by considering growth opportunities through market penetration, line expansion, market expansion, and new product development.
This tool will help you compose a brief, compelling elevator pitch.
This sample legal agreement covers terms and conditions relevant to strategic partnering, including language on transaction structure, due diligence, and financing. It uses a real estate transaction as its example, but the agreement's structure and terminology can be broadly applied.
Use this tool to identify your major customer groups, their distinguishing characteristics, and the market research needed to develop a customer profile.
Alec Dingee, Chairman and Co-Founder of MIT Mentoring Services shares his insight to how investor's view the current economic climate. Review his research: 2009 is a period of historic economic turmoil and uncertainty. The Bad News: Investors Hate Uncertainty.
This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of obtaining needed cash through external sources. It also discusses specific sources that typically contribute cash.
This glossary of terms should serve as a resource for helping you better understand many of the terms you will see and hear used as you launch your company. The terms are arranged alphabetically.
In the last decade, the United States has found itself fully immersed in nation building, despite its alleged distaste for such endeavors. U.S. military forces in particular have been at the center of these efforts, building schools in Iraq, staffing Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) throughout Afghanistan and training soldiers in Mozambique. U.S. Army platoon leaders hand out micro grants to small business owners and help stand up city councils. Civil servants who once trained for peacetime development work now find themselves mediating tribal disputes in remote mountain provinces. Regardless of the efficacy of such efforts, public statements by both President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggest that nation building and related activities are preferred solutions in the war against terrorism. Yet despite the enormous complexity and ambition of such efforts, there remains a gap in the training and education for nation building.
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