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Guide to Online Market Research
7/22/2010
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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.

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Identify and Screen Growth Opportunities
7/22/2010
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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.

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Identifying Market Segments and Selecting a Target Market
7/22/2010
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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.

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Identifying Your Customers' Buying Motivators
7/22/2010
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Entrepreneurs can use this tool to consider their customers' needs and wants to identify potential improvements to products and services that could increase sales.

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Industry Potential Worksheet
7/22/2010
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This tool will guide the entrepreneur through the process of researching information to determine industry potential.

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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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You really don’t need VC money to start most companies
Dingee Alec
4/8/2009
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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.

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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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FastTrac Glossary
FastTrac
12/14/2011
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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.

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Revisiting a School of Military Government: How Reanimating a World War II-Era Institution Could Professionalize Military Nation Building
Patterson Rebecca
6/29/2011
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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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